MERC Intern Wins Mercer Design Competition

WARNER ROBINS, GEORGIA (December 4, 2014) – Macie Franklin, MERC Intern and Mercer University Technical Communications (TCO) Senior, was recently named the winner of the student design competition launched by the University and Student Government Association to help brand the University’s initiative to integrate community service and academic research.

Franklin’s winning design, featuring a globe and arrow, was incorporated into the logo for the “Research that Reaches Out” campaign for the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).

Franklin serves as an Engineering Assistant in MERC’s Information/Cyber Division.  She provides design, communications, and multimedia expertise across a wide variety of projects. Her assignments have included user interface design, presentation development, training material production, and creation of marketing materials.

The logo will appear on promotional materials for the awareness campaign to begin in January and will also be used through the five-year duration of the QEP.



About Mercer Engineering Research Center

Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the research and applied engineering arm of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. For over 175 years the University has served Georgia as a highly-respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established at the Macon, Georgia campus, with the charter class beginning studies in 1985.

Two years later, in 1987, the Mercer Engineering Research Center was established under the School of Engineering to provide locally available engineering and scientific services and critical specialized technical skills. Today, MERC functions as a non-profit operating unit of the University, with the Executive Director, Dr. David Barwick, reporting directly to the University president, Mr. William D. Underwood.

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