Natural ≠ Sustainable!
Join us for esa's inaugural Ripped at the Seams Lecture! RatS Lectures are monthly industry expert/professor-led conversations delving deep into the issues of the complicated fashion industry. Together we'll develop solutions anyone can take with ease.
Dr. Karen Pearson leads this month's sustainable cotton investigation. In this class you will sleuth with her and the esa team to discover the very real impact the fabric of our lives has on the air we breath, the water we drink, and the way we relate to each other in every day life. This is an interactive detective-type lecture so no need to caffeinate beforehand!
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments will be served.
Professor bio: Karen Pearson is an Associate Professor of Science and Mathematics at the Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY and the Director of TechFIT, a National Science Foundation grant: Advancing Technical Education (ATE) project (number 1003034).
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Clark University and Doctorate degree in Inorganic Chemistry from Washington State University. Prior to joining the FIT faculty in 2004, she was on the research staff at IBMs T.J. Watson Research Center.
Dr. Pearsons teaching at FIT led to the receipt of the 2011 SUNY Chancellors Award for Excellence in teaching. Additionally she was awarded a grant of 150,000 dollars from the National Science Foundation: Advancing Technical Education (ATE). The award promotes thinking green across the college focusing on the development of introductory science curriculum to better prepare FIT's graduates to meet industry demands for the design, development and manufacture of green and sustainable products including textiles, toys, home products, cosmetics, and packaging.