Lectra bestowes faculty and students
At the annual conference of ITAA the International Textile and Apparel Association in New Orleans (USA) Lectra, in its own appreciation the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials, fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, has been bestowing faculty and student achievements
ITAA is a professional educational association, composed of leading university scholars, educators and students working in the textile, apparel and merchandising disciplines.
Lectra was the sponsor of the event and multiple awards at the annual conference in New Orleans during October. Bestowed were the faculty and graduate students for scholarly research. The Factulty Design Award went to Lif-Fen (Annie Chang), University of North Texas for “The Scorpio”. The Award for outstanding graduate student design and best in show was bestowed to Wen Fan, Drexel University for “Coat of Armour”. The one for best use of technology went to Kristen Morris, Cornell University for “Cilia”. The Innovation Award for Research was received by Elham Maqsood and Hsiou-Lien from Oregon State University for “The Impacts of Different Woven Fabrics on Three Draping Techniques”. The Innovation Award for Teaching went to Eundeok Kim from Florida State University for “Community Service Projects Integrated into Product Inno0vation and Management Class”.
Roy Shurling, President of Lectra North America, stated: “As the fashion and apparel business continues to evolve, we have joined forces with organisations such as ITAA as well as more than 850 college and universities around the world to advance fashion education and nurture the industry’s future professionals. Our continued passion for innovation and collaboration with the academic community has allowed us to strengthen our relationships with fashion design departments in more than 60 countries.”