PhilaU students placed first and second in their respective categories in the 2013 AATCC Materials Research Poster Competition.
Seth Moczydlowski MSID ’14 was awarded first place in the Industrial/Technical/Sports Materials category for his research titled “Commercial Screen Printing Ink on the Thermal Performance of Running Shirts.” A graduate assistant in the Grundy Materials Evaluation Laboratory, he conducted his research using PhilaU’s high-tech walking sweating manikin.
Textile Materials Technology graduates Kayla Stevens ’13 and Nicholas Rusin ’13 were awarded second place in the Medical/Biomedical/Protective Materials & Devices category for their entry, “A Study of Changes in Mechanical Properties of Hernia Mesh Material After Exposure to Concentrated Acids.”
Stevens and Rusin developed their project, including the concept and materials research, as part of a senior capstone course taught by Janet Brady, associate professor and supervisor of the Grundy Materials Evaluation Laboratory.
AATCC (American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists) will display the winning posters on their website.