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Susanne Wroblewski

Susanne is the Coordinator for the CMDT Research Lab.  She facilities projects and contracts with internal and external customers who have need of testing with our state of the art equipment.  Sue works with the multidisciplinary team to develop testing protocols and ensure we are meeting the customer’s needs.  Though her undergraduate degree was in Plastic Engineering, she is currently working on her Master’s thesis in Apparel Product Development and Merchandising Design. The research project, which was sponsored in part by Spectrum Health Innovations focuses on the bra fit and style preferences of female breast cancer survivors who have undergone mastectomy with prosthetic reconstruction.  Graduation is expected in May 2019.

Outside her work at CMU, Sue has partnered with two other women to develop a business that focuses on meeting the bra needs of this group, named Elemental. Using the functional design process and skills developed through the APDMT program and CMDT lab they have been able to design a bra that keeps cold breasts warm. The three women intend to launch sales of their product in October of 2018.

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Center for Merchandising and Design Technology
Susanne M. Wroblewski
Research Lab Coordinator
College of Education and Human Services | Central Michigan University | | 195 Ojibway Ct | EHS 426 | Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 | (989) 774-3079