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Queens faculty members win national award for infographic

Mike Wirth and Suzanne Cooper-Guasco win for “How Our Laws Are Made” and earn media buzz

06/08/10 -   How well can you explain how laws are created in the United States?

Two professors from Queens University of Charlotte recently won a $5,000 national award for an infographic they created to explain that complicated process.

"How Our Laws Are Made" was designed by Mike Wirth, assistant professor of new media design, and Dr. Suzanne Cooper Guasco, associate professor and Chair of the History Department at Queens.  They won the top prize in the contest to describe how a bill becomes a law. The "Design for America" contest was sponsored by Sunlight Labs, and the winners were announced at the Gov 2.0 Expo in Washington, D.C. on May 27.

To see the graphic, click here.

The project is already earning media buzz via The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The Atlantic and Comedy Central.

Queens University of Charlotte is a private, co-ed, Presbyterian-affiliated comprehensive university with a commitment to both liberal arts and professional studies. Located in the heart of historic Charlotte, Queens serves approximately 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students through its College of Arts and Sciences, the McColl School of Business, the Wayland H. Cato, Jr. School of Education, the School of Communication, Hayworth College for Adult Studies and the Andrew Blair College of Health which features the Presbyterian School of Nursing.

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