Friday, October 21, 2016

Memory - Flash Competition

Memory - Flash Competition
Pre-Register by: 10.30


Get ready! On 10/30 the full brief will be released for our first one-week long Flash Competition. Between now and then, we invite you to register for the competition and get thinking. We will send out a few relevant research pieces  and projects during the registration period, but it is up to you to use the next few weeks for any preparation before the competition formally opens. Remember, the key word of this competition topic is MEMORY.


Graphic image - 18in x 18in (457mm x 457mm)
Drawing- 18in x 18in (457mm x 457mm)
Body of text - 400 word maximum (1 page)


10.6:   Registration opens
10.30:   12am, EST (GMT -4) Full brief release and competition open
11.5:    12pm, EST (GMT -4) Registration close
11.6:    12am, EST (GMT -4) Competition submissions due


1st Place- $1,000 + Printed Publication Feature
2nd Place - $500 + Printed Publication Feature
3rd Place - $250 + Printed Publication Feature

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Registration is open to individuals and teams of two.
$20   Pre-Registration (Before 10/30)
$35   Regular Registration (After 10/30)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Cirris Systems Scholarship

Cirris Systems Scholarship
Apply by: 12.1.16
Scholarship Website

Respond to this prompt to win $1,000 Scholarship:

As reliance on technology becomes more engrained in society and culture, manufacturing must keep up with demands. Companies are looking for cheaper and faster production methods without losing quality. Some companies outsource the work to facilities in other countries where labor is less expensive. Other companies invest in robotics to replace paying for human labor. Each method has advantages and disadvantages.

How will manufacturing change and improve over the next several years? Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of your idea?

Essay Guidelines
  • Essay must be 400-600 words.
  • Use examples and cite all sources.
  • Double check spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Be creative with your ideas and writing.
  • Essay must be submitted by the deadline.
  • Late entries will not be accepted.
How to Enter

Enter all information on the form in the fields provided. Copy your essay onto the form or submit a link to the blog or website where your essay is located.

Boston Palestine Film Festival

Boston Palestine Film Festival
October 14 - 30, 2016
Multiple Venues

Film Festival Website
Buy Tickets

The Boston Palestine Film Festival (BPFF) brings Palestine-related cinema, narratives, and culture to New England audiences.

The festival features compelling and thought-provoking films, including documentaries, features, rare early works, video art pieces, and new films by emerging artists and youth. These works from directors around the world offer refreshingly honest, self-described, and independent views of Palestine and its history, culture, and geographically dispersed society.

Each year, guest filmmakers from various countries and expert commentators add contextual depth to the films. BPFF also offers ancillary cultural programming including concerts by Palestinian musicians and art exhibits by or about Palestinians.

This initiative is an ongoing program of smaller cultural events, talks, and screenings held throughout the year. In this way, the festival seeks to engage local audiences and sustain Palestinian arts and culture in the city throughout the year, in addition to collaborating with other such festivals in the US and worldwide.

The Boston Palestine Film Festival is a program of the Middle East Charitable and Cultural Society Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

NOMAS General Meeting :: (10.28)

NOMAS General Meeting
Friday, October 28th
The Fishbowl, 320 Newbury St.

Join NOMAS for their General Meeting on Friday the 28th! We will discuss upcoming events (including the Hackathon), and YOUR ideas for the future of the organization!

SGA General Meeting :: (11.4)

SGA General Meeting
Friday, 11.4.16
The Fishbowl

Join the BAC Student Government Association (SGA) for their November meeting!

All BAC students are encouraged to attend. Get involved in YOUR student government!

November First Friday! :: (11.4)

November First Friday!

Friday 11.4
The Pour House
7:00 - 9:00pm

November's First Friday is hosted by IAC (Interior Architecture Collaborative) and NOMAS (National Organization of Minority Architects)!

Swing by for FREE appetizers, contests, and awesome prizes!

Check out photos from October First Friday:

Good360 Sustainability Scholarship

Good360 Sustainability Scholarship
Apply by: 11.30.2016
Scholarship Website

We want to hear how sustainability has touched your life. If you’re a high school senior applying to college, or you’re currently a college student, and you have an interest in sustainability and the environment, then we’d love to hear your thoughts on what sustainability means to you. Thus, we’re sponsoring a college scholarship with an award of $1,000 to go towards tuition.

In order to be considered for the Good360 sustainability scholarship, we want to hear from you: What do you do to live sustainably? Post a photo on Instagram with your 200-300-word essay explaining what sustainability means to you and complete the form below. We’ll choose one winner to receive our environmental scholarship, which is open to all majors.

  • 3.3 minimum GPA
  • Must be a high school senior applying to college or currently attending college
  • Must have an interest in environmentalism or sustainability 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

*NEW COURSE* HTC2200 Revolutionary Dreams :: Travel Opportunity!

*NEW COURSE* HTC2200 Revolutionary Dreams :: Travel Opportunity!

Upon arriving to Havana, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos imagined new Schools of Art while playing golf at the most elitist country club from before the revolution. Their instruction to build the “most beautiful academy of the arts in the whole world… in one of the most beautiful residential developments” was clearly aligned with the ideals of the revolution and was undertaken immediately and fervently.

This course will revolve mostly around studying Cuba’s National Schools of Art by Ricardo Porro, Vittorio Garrati and Roberto Gottardi. With historical, documentary and on site studies of the Schools- focusing on Plastic Arts, Ballet and Drama respectively- the course will include explorations and exercises with brick Catalan vault and Guastavino dome systems. Working with analog and digital representations of the schools, students will be able to pair their personal study of what is revolutionary with hand sketched drawings of the buildings.

This course has a traveling component to Havana, Cuba for ten days, from March 10 to the 20, 2017, during the BAC’s academic spring break. This ten day trip will cost no more than $2,900 per student. This figure includes airfare, lodging, some breakfasts and insurance as well as extended access into most of the works being studied. Financial aid will be available. Students should be ready to cover a deposit of $1,000 by November 15 to begin the reservation process. The final cost of the trip will be defined once this process begins and the remaining balance will be due December 15.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Gensler DSD Program 2017

Apply by: 1.6.17
Program begins: August 2017

Gensler is now seeking external applicants for the 2017 cohort of the Design Strategist Development (DSD) Program! The DSD Program is a 24-month, on-the-job training program designed to develop Gensler’s next generation of strategic thinkers. New hires will be immersed in Gensler’s Consulting practice area where they will focus on how space, technology, policies and services support the changing nature of work, learning and living.

We’re looking for exceptional candidates with a design background who are passionate about tackling tough problems through unconventional insights into people, processes and the places where they intersect.

We hope you will encourage the best talent from your institution to pursue this prestigious opportunity with Gensler.

You can download a brochure for the DSD Program here: DSD Program Brochure

For questions about this program, please contact Darris James, DSD Program Manager at 202.776.7665 or at

Students for Zero Waste Conference 2016

Students for Zero Waste Conference 2016 
November 11-12, 2016
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH

*Only $30 for non-member student tickets!*

For full conference schedule, including a full list of speakers and workshop topics, click here.

Travel Scholarships:

Because we want this conference to be accessible to all, we are making a limited amount of funding available to conference attendees. Funding will be awarded on a rolling basis so apply early! Preference will be given to groups of students sharing a ride, traveling from afar, and those presenting workshops. To apply, click here.

Travel Information:

Before making your travel plans, please take a look at our Travel and Housing Guide. It is chalk full of information regarding (free!) shuttles, our North-Atlantic charter bus service, ride-sharing, and more!

Questions? Email