Andrea’s interest in the San Marcos River and Aquarena Springs began when she took a MFA Communication Design course, Design for Social Impact, with Assistant Professor, Maia Wright. Andrea submitted her design idea that originated in Design for Social Impact in an art competition sponsored by the City of San Marcos and Texas State University. The competition was for a design that would be placed on all new required stormwater manhole covers in the City. The contest was an effort to educate the citizens of San Marcos on how protecting the local waters begins at the storm drain. A total of 56 entries from citizens of San Marcos, ages 5 to 80, were reviewed. The judges based their award decision on the design that had the best overall appearance and communicated the intended water quality message. Andrea’s salamander won top prize and her design will be seen throughout the City. Way to go Andrea! Thanks for helping our community with your communication design skills!
UPDATE: Andrea was honored in a ceremony at the City of San Marcos today, as the official Grand Prize Winner of the storm drain manhole design contest (which involved a huge check from the mayor)! Pictured with Andrea is Asst. Professor Maia Wright.