Iowa State University multicultural design student organization wins recognition in national competition

A group of Iowa State University College of Design students placed in the top seven of 39 entries in the Barbara G. Laurie Student Design Competition hosted by the National Organization of Minority Architects at its annual conference Oct. 16-20 in New York City. Five members of the Iowa State chapter of NOMAS (National Organization of Minority Architecture Students) traveled to New York to represent ISU in the competition: fifth-year architecture students Obhishek Mandal of Mumbai, Vinay Porandla of Hyderabad, India, Marilyn Stephanou of Tseri, Cyprus, and Alyanna Subayno of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and fourth-year student Henry Melendrez of Perry, Iowa. They also attended lectures, educational seminars and an exposition of design firms and universities at the conference.

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