Honors and Awards
SXSWedu 2015 TES Global Innovation Scholar
SXSWedu 2015, Austin, Texas – March
ISWC 2015 Design Exhibition Jury Award – Aesthetic Design
International Symposium on Wearable Computing 2015, Seattle, Washington.
September Scholar of the Month
College of the Arts and Research and Sponsored Programs, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
Faculty Partner Award
Blackstone Launchpad, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
2010 – 2013
Farris Family Innovation Award
Kent State University, Kent, OH. $24,000 total.
2013 Fulbright Fellowship and Artist-in-Residence at MuseumsQuartier | quartier21, for open thread :: wien, summer 2013
CrossChx Hackathon First Place Data Visualization
Columbus, OH. $1,000
First Leonardo Art/Science Student Contest
Winning project “Circadian Capital” //benitez_vogl
Uncharted Territory: 2nd Place Award
Surface Design Conference. Kansas City, Missouri.
CINTAS Fellowship Finalist, Buena Vista Building, Miami, Florida.
Betty Laird Perry Award
Philip & Patricia Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida.
Outstanding Fibers Student Award
Surface Design Magazine through FIU, Miami, Florida.
Best in Show
Exhibition: North Goes South
Graham Center Gallery, Florida International University, Miami.
Outstanding Academic Achievement in Art
Florida International University, Miami, Florida.
2013 Fulbright Fellowship and Artist-in-Residence at MuseumsQuartier | quartier21, Vienna, Austria for open thread :: wien, summer 2013
2013 Fulbright Fellowship and Artist-in-Residence at MuseumsQuartier | quartier21, Vienna, Austria for open thread :: wien, summer 2013.
Connected ’09: An International Symposium on Connecting Arts & Recycling.Artist-in-Residence, Pollau, Austria.
2008 – 2010
Exchange via FACE for
2008 (Student) for Wiimote Hacking Workshop and 2009/2010 (Faculty) for New Atlantis Project
International Exchange Program School of the Art Institute Chicago and L’Ecole Superieure D’Art D’Aix-en-Provence, France.
2006 – 2008
School of the Art Institute of Chicago for MFA in Art + Technology Studies, Chicago, Illinois.
Recipient Carl + Toni Randolph Scholarship
ART + ARH department, Florida International University, Miami, Florida.
Foundation M workshop scholarships
(2) for Transart Institute Summer New Media Art Workshops
Transart Institute at Danube University, Krems, Austria.
- International Best Aesthetic Design Award for S.A.R.A.