Each semester, FSAD offers seminars on topics important to our teaching and research.  The typical audience consists of graduate students, academic staff and faculty, however these seminars are open to the general public.  Seminars are usually held on Thursdays from 12:20 - 1:10 PM in MVR G87 unless otherwise noted.  For more information, contact Karen Steffy at 607-255-8605.

Spring 2018


date speaker
January 25 Todd Dalland, Pvilion
January 30 Dr. Kinor Jiang, FSAD Designer in Residence, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Coating processes toward sustainable textile and fashion
*4:45 pm, MVR G71*
February 1 Prof. Rob Shepherd, MAE, Cornell University
Bioinspired Design & Additive Manufacturing of Wearable Robots
February 15 Mikaila Brown, PhD, Fashionologist (The Common Thread Project)
Fashion Police: Using Anthropology to Navigate Fashion’s Cultural Politics
February 22 Prof. Elena Karpova, Iowa State University
Trends in the Global Textile and Apparel Production, Trade, & Consumption: Implications for Industry and Higher Education
March 1 Dr. Nellie Chu, Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations
The Paradoxes of Creativity in Guangzhou, China's Wholesale Market for Fast Fashion
March 8 Prof. Eulanda Sanders, Iowa State University
March 15 Graduate Student Speaking Competition
March 22 Prof. Sherry Haar, Kansas State University
March 29 Prof. Janet Hethorn, Central Michigan University
April 12 Prof. Steve Marschner, CS, Cornell University
Simulating the Physics of Yarn for Textile Design
April 19 Prof. Michael Mamp, Central Michigan University
April 26 Prof. Susan Kaiser, University of California, Davis 
May 3 Prof. Alison Mathews David, Ryerson University
Fashion Victims and Accessories to Crime: Material Culture and Dangerous Objects Past and Present