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STEM Outreach Exhibition Award

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies at Central Michigan University sponsored an initiative titled “STEM Outreach Exhibition through Fashion and Interior Design.” CMU professor Dr. Li and her chemistry research team supplied primary pattern designs that she developed from original microscopic images (all copyrighted). Each student was asked to design their own secondary textile patterns based on one of Dr. Li’s patterns, maintaining the original scientific information in their new design. Students then applied their textile patterns to custom furniture pieces.

Interior Design students Amber Tetlow and Alyssa Huber were selected as first place winners for their custom furniture design. Amber and Alyssa designed four furnishing items for the traveling exhibition's relaxation zone. The exhibition's theme was based on the unique animal known as the axolotl fish, which has the ability to regenerate multiple body parts throughout its adulthood.

Awards for Project Design:

1st place - Amber Tetlow and Alyssa Huber

2nd place - Jessamyn Oldfield

3rd place - Nicole Foret and Alexis Horn

Honorable Mentions for Secondary Pattern Design:

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Katelyn Abraham and Taylor Bryan

Jessamyn Oldfield

Theresa Ignatoski

Samantha Lynes and Kate Youmans

Honorable Mentions for Accessory Design:

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Hannah Howard and Paige Rosinski
Fatimah Alwayel


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