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 2023, Seminars will be held on Fridays at 12:30 pm in T01 Human Ecology Building or via Zoom, unless otherwise noted.  For more information, contact Karen Steffy.

Spring 2024 Graduate Seminars in Fiber Science & Apparel Design

February 2

Sustainably Responsible Design – How Technology Serves to Provide Significant Impacts
Prof. Sheri L. Dragoo,  Baylor University

February 9

Tales of teaching with generative AI tools: FSAD 4460 -Textiles Apparel and Innovation
Juan Hinestroza, HCD, Cornell University
February 16 We black folks had to wear lowells”: Negro Cloth, Enslaved People, and the Legacy of Lowell Manufacturing
Dr. Jonathan Square
February 23 TBD
March 1 Prof. Evryidiki Papachristou, International Hellenic University
March 8 Prof. Holly McQuillan, IDE, TU Delft
March 15


March 22 TBD
March 29 Dr. Ellan F. Spero, M.I.T.
The Earl Peters Seminar
April 5 No Seminar
April 12 TBD
April 19

Fashion transition towards sustainability
Prof. Kirsi Niinimaki, Aalto University

April 26 Prof. Lauren Downing Peters, Columbia College
May 3 Dr. Linsey Griffin, University of Minnesota