DEA 7100

DEA 7100 is a 1-credit, weekly graduate seminar for DEA graduate students and faculty.  The aims of DEA 7100 are:

  • To foster a sense of community within the DEA graduate field.
  • To enable students and faculty to learn about new research programs, methods, and studies.
  • To facilitate discussion regarding research, writing, grantsmanship and other topics of interest to DEA graduate students.
    - Fall semester: 2nd year MA/ MS/ PhD students provide update
    - Spring: 1st year MA/ MS/ PhD students provide updates along with 3rd and 4th year PhD students
  • To improve research skills, understanding of measurement, research design, and various approaches to research.
  • To provide a context for students (and faculty) to share periodic updates regarding their research activities, progress, and challenges. 
  • To promote collaboration and connection within the DEA community.

Graduate Seminar Series in Fiber Science & Apparel Design

Each semester, the Graduate Field of Fiber Science & Apparel Design 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.  
For Fall 2021, Seminars will be held on Fridays at 12:30pm in T01 Human Ecology Building and via Zoom, unless otherwise noted.  For more information, contact Karen Steffy.

Fall 2021 Graduate Seminars

September 3 Tameka Ellington
Curator's Conversation - TEXTURES: The History and Art of Black Hair
September 10 Beth Esponette, Unspun FSAD '10
The Fashion Industry, Unspun: Body Scan Jeans Made Custom and On-Demand
September 17 Kelsie Doty FSAD '20, Kansas State University
Natural Dye Use in the United States by Individuals, Communities, and Industries
October 8 Maria Auad, Auburn University
Polymers for Advanced Applications: From Controlled Chemistry to Unique Properties
October 15 Cindy Kao, Cornell University
Designing the Hybrid Body
October 22 Vijay Rangari, Tuskegee University
Synthesis, Modification and Applications of Sustainable Carbon from Waste Resources
October 29 Mimi Prober, FSAD Designer in Residence
November 5 Michael Mamp, Central Michigan University
Fashioning a "Male Actress:" Charles Pierce
November 12 TBD
November 19

Suuwayaqawił (Jolleen Dick, Hupačasath First Nation) (Zoom only)
The Art of Being Suuwayaqawilth: Honoring Ancestors Through Creativity, Governance, Business, and Leadership in Contemporary Indigenous Life

This talk is co-sponsored by the Central New York Humanities Corridor from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Department of Human Centered Design. This talk is part of the "Fashion & Social Justice" lecture series, which is hosted by the "Decolonizing Fashion Studies: Rethinking Curriculum, Collections, and Creative Practice" Central NY Humanities Corridor working group.

November 26 No seminar - Thanksgiving break
December 3 Mike Hoffman, Executive Director of the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions, Cornell University
Confronting the Grand Challenge of Climate Change