In 2014, the ICESat-2 outreach team began collaborating with art and design students from Bowling Green State University (BGSU) and the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Collaborative Learning Center. Students worked in teams with their professors and a NASA project lead to come up with creative ideas to communicate ICESat-2’s science and engineering. Winning ideas were selected to be implemented by the ICESat-2 mission, leading to products including a bookmark, posters, a website redesign and an animated short.

 

(Left) BSGU sudents presenting their Pop-Up book prototype. (Right) SCAD students from both  the Atlanta and Savannah campus attend the kick-off meeting with ICESat-2's Project Scientist: Thorsten Markus.

BGSU Professors:  Kim Turner Young, Bonnie Mitchell

SCAD Professors: Deborah R. Fowler, Clarke Stallworth


Several concepts from SCAD students were selected and developed as a result of this program, and one of the BGSU team’s ideas will be developed in the future. The SCAD program involved 24 students over two campuses (Savannah and Atlanta) and an additional 13 SCAD interns to help in the production phase. All of the below products were created by SCAD students and professors, in collaboration with NASA. 

 

 

 

 

PHO + PAIGE

'Pho' the Photon and 'Paige' the Penguin were mission mascots
created and realized by:

Student Team
Adriana Manrique
Kristina Ness
Veronica Zak
Emily Gerich
Ziye Liu
Zimei Song
Faith Zeng

Supervising Professor: Deborah Fowler
Producer: Helen-Nicole Kostis

 

 

 

PHOTON JUMP

 HiRes The Photon Jump Animation is a with Story modifications (render 1080HD) 2min17sec (2min 48sec with credits)

Release Date

March 3, 2017 at the Pacific Science Center, Seattle, Washington, in conjunction with the 2017 Polar Science Weekend. View related NASA feature article.

Credits
​Producer Phase I:
Helen-Nicole Kostis
Producer Phase II: Adriana Manrique
Director/Supervising Professor: Deborah R. Fowler
Concept Development Phase I: Adriana Manrique Kristina Ness Veronica Zak Concept
Development Phase II: Taylor Aseere
Animation Phase I: Adriana Manrique Maria Venegas Veronica Zak
Animation Phase II: Taylor Aseere
​Visual Effects Phase I: Phuong Ong Eileen Heilsnis Ziye Liu James Spadafora Will Cavanagh Zimei Song
Visual Effects Phase II: Jinguang Huang Yinghao Chai Nitin Garg
Character Technical Director: Xiong Lin
Sound Design Phase I:  John Harton
Sound Design Phase II: Richard Adams

NASA ICESat-2  Team
Thorsten Markus, ICESat-2 Project Scientist
Valerie Casasanto, ICESat-2 Outreach Lead
Tom Neumann, ICESat-2 Deputy Project Scientist
Tony Marino, ICESat-2 Project Scientist-Instrument
Charles Webb, ICESat-2 Project Science Office
Patrick Lynch, ICESat-2 Communications



Conceptual Image Lab
Walt Feimer
Chris Meaney
Michael Lentz
Brian Monroe

SCAD Collaborative Learning Center

and
Dean Tina O’Hailey
Chair Barbara McCullough
Professor Stuart Robertson

 

 

BOOKMARKS

Dimensions 1.5 x 6”

3D lenticular double-sided bookmarks were produced. The bookmark comes with an activity to measure melting ice.

Student Team
Adriana Manrique
Kristina Ness
Veronica Zak

Supervising Professor: Deborah Fowler

 

 

WEBSITE

The website you are now on was designed for both desktop and mobile.

Student Team
Nick Braver
Kristina Ness
Adriana Manrique 
Kathryn Roberts

Supervising Professor: Deborah Fowler
Producer: Helen-Nicole Kostis​

 

 

 

 

POSTERS

Educational posters were created and produced to communicate the science of the mission. Both single sided and double sided posters were produced. The horizontal graphic of the different 'biomes' ICESat-2 will measure is frequently used to talk about the mission.

Supervising Professor: Deborah Fowler
Producer: Helen-Nicole Kostis
Poster 1 + 2:
Adriana Manrique
Phuong Ong
Veronica Zak
Poster 3:
Adriana Manrique
Phuong Ong
Veronica Zak
Kathryn Roberts

 

 

POP-UP BANNER

A pop-up banner was created to provide a backdrop for talking about the mission at public events.

Student Team
Adriana Manrique

Producer: Helen-Nicole Kostis​

 

 

 

 

CLEAN ROOM BANNER

Public tours take place outside NASA Goddard's clean room, where ATLAS is being tested and integrated. A large-scale banner was created to communicate the mission.

Team Members
Phuong Ong
Veronica Zak
Adriana Manrique

Supervising Professor: Deborah Fowler
Producer: Helen-Nicole Kostis

 

 

ATLAS LOGO

The Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System, or ATLAS, is the sole instrument aboard ICESat-2. The ICESat-2/SCAD team designed and created the logo for the ATLAS instrument.


Producer: Helen-Nicole Kostis
Team Members:
Kathryn Roberts
Adriana Manrique

 

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