Rocket is a competition for Ontario’s graduating industrial designers hosted by ACIDO. Graduates nominated at the top of their class from Carleton University, Humber College, OCAD University, and Sheridan College have the opportunity to pitch their final year thesis projects to a jury of select industry professionals with the top winners announced at the Rocket Awards Ceremony.

Congratulations to our 4th-year student Rocket 2023 Nominees and  Award Winners!

The School of Industrial Design had 12 nominees (

Gabe Farago Abdullah Khan Elijah Robert
Kat Kostina Alesya Moshchenskaya Janine Loo
Luke Wightman Jean-Luc Sabourin Kristina Kloosterman
Sofia Parra Tommy Wiwchar Sage Tse

The Rocket’s awards are broken down into two areas, 3 awards of excellence and 11 sponsorship awards. Our students took third place for the awards of excellence and won six of the sponsor awards. Congratulations on amazing projects!

3rd Place – Luke Wightman
Project: Kinyonga Cart

Merit and Speciality Awards:

Copernicus – Benefitting the Future Award
Gabe Farago
Project: Sprout Spot
Cortex – User Experience Award
Alesya Moshchenskaya
Project: Flexa
Inertia – Design Thinking Award
Luke Wightman
Project: Kinyonga Cart
Onshape PTC – 3D CAD Award
Tommy Wiwchar
Project: Tern EVTOL
Entro – Research Award
Sofia Parra
Project: Hesper
Nova Product Development – Prototype Award
Jean-Luc Sabourin
Project: Kunitsa EMU

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