When You Wish Upon a Star

Sleepless nights and long study sessions are nothing new to college students. But four NC State undergrads took the concept to a whole new level. For the past year they’ve been working to design a theme park attraction for Disney’s competitive ImagiNations contest.

Committed to soaring over hundreds of rivals across the country, the team wrote computer software, built models and prototypes and produced an animated short. In the end, it was enough to earn them a spot as one of six finalists in the prestigious competition.

Find out how hard work, creative inspiration and long nights paid off.

The full story is now up on the Bulletin site: http://www.ncsu.edu/faculty-and-staff/bulletin/2011/06/creating-magic/

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