Latest Work

Research & The State, Winner

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Role: First Author, Presenter/ Competitor

Project: Designing Home Goods for Socially Responsible Production. A Lions in Four Sponsored Project for Manufacture by Multi-Skill Level Artisans in Kerlala, India

Partner: Sahar Ejeimi, Project Co-Designer, and Second Author

Course Title: Completed in Textile Surface Manipulation, Instructed by Dr. Sheery Haar

Date: Project Completed December 2017, Presented November 8th, 2018

The purpose of Research and the State is to have Graduate Students from across campus present their work to their colleagues and the general public. It is crucial for competitors to communicate how their work impacts the state of Kansas, as the winners will go on to compete against fellow Regents Universities at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit (CGRS) in February 2019. At this time students can also speak to legislators.

Primary aspects of this project that impact the state of Kansas include: supporting the development of sustainable business, supporting women entrepreneurs, selecting and growing the most environmentally friendly fiber crops, selecting and fostering the use of natural dyes.

My presentation was selected from a group of 12 presenters in the social sciences category to attend CGRS.


K-State Team Develops Wearable Radiation Vest for U.S. Government

Role: Product Developer

Partners: Steve Bellinger, CEO Radiation Technology Inc., Nuclear Engineering Graduate Students, Department of Defense

Date: February 2017 – Products in Field Testing

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A partnership between a Manhattan radiation technology company, K-State, and the Department of Defense lead to the creation of a mobile bomb detection unit. The mobile unit is a tactical vest made from ballistic nylon, nylon spacer mesh, and diamond rip-stop. The unit encloses 16 detection devices and is designed to be comfortable, sleek, and avoid attention.

The design team won an R&D Design 100 Awards from R&D Magazine in 2017.

This project was covered by Topeka Capital, for more information visit here.