Caren Martin (Interior Design) presented "Comparison of CIDA Professional Standards and NAAB Conditions," a paper she co-authored with Michael Kroelinger (Arizona State University) discussing their research process and preliminary findings. The paper was acknowledged as one of the top 10 papers juried for presentation at the 2009 Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) International Conference.
At the same conference Martin presented another paper, "Engaging Adolescents with Interior Design," with her co-author Kari Ihle (Interior Design graduate student). The paper was based on the University Summer Youth Program course they developed for 12-15 year olds, which was taught by Ihle during summer 2008. The course will again be offered during summer 2009.