Advancing Design-related Technological Education: A Three-way Partnership

This NSF-ATE project, led by Karen Pearson (PI) and Elaine Maldonado (Co-PI), has been designed to better prepare FIT graduates to meet new industry demands for the design, development, and manufacture of green and sustainable products such as textiles, toys, home products, cosmetics, and packaging. Through innovative curricula and creative pedagogies, faculty will motivate students at the college, eighty-five percent of whom are female, to persist in the study of science and improve their skills.