ITAA Rising Star
Juyeon Park, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Design and Merchandising at Colorado State University. Dr. Park’s approach to teaching and research involves engagement with people in the local, national and international communities. She is heavily committed to engaging students in collaborative projects with companies in the outdoor sports arena, as well as with non-profit organizations that benefit military Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Products are made from company-developed textiles as well as discarded military parachutes. One research project that has recently garnered media attention involves her work with firefighter apparel. Outcomes from this work will be incorporated in a multi-state research effort. Another collaborative vein of research involves developing hospital gowns made from anti-microbial treated textiles. Dr. Park already has received both the LECTRA Outstanding Design Award for Best Use of Technology and the ITAA Award for Excellence in Design Developing Using Draping.