Drawing on design, science and technology, and cultural studies, the three-point mission of the Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design (FSAD) is to:
Educate - Inspire and prepare future leaders, innovators, and disruptors in the fields of fashion and fibrous materials.
Research - Expand knowledge and create new understandings in areas of fashion and fibrous materials that address end-uses for future needs and make an impact on humanity as a whole.
Engage - Communicate and collaborate with global fashion and fiber-based industries, alumni, policy makers, and the public to facilitate innovation to improve economic, environmental, and human health and well-being.
FSAD is a multidisciplinary program with expertise at the nexus of creative expression and scientific research resulting in real-world applications.