Aug 28 2013

NC State students win marine design contest using fabrics made in Norlina

News and Observer

August 24, 2013

by Alex Stewart

The winners of the Glen Raven Marine Design Challenge were, left to right, N.C. State students Morgan Green and Lauren Michelakis, and far right Caroline Cox. Paige Mullis, Glen Raven concept development director, third from left, and Nancy Webster, N.C. State University practicum professor, directed the program.

The winners of the Glen Raven Marine Design Challenge were, left to right, N.C. State students Morgan Green and Lauren Michelakis, and far right Caroline Cox. Paige Mullis, Glen Raven concept development director, third from left, and Nancy Webster, N.C. State University practicum professor, directed the program.

N.C. State University students are making a splash in the world of design by tailoring fabric-based products for the boating industry.

Morgan Green, Lauren Michelakis and Caroline Cox, all studying fashion and textile management, won Glen Raven’s Marine Design Challenge to create products with female consumers in mind. The crew competed against 13 other teams from the College of Textiles.

“I think it was the sheer number of ideas that we had, and the fact that we really pushed the boundaries with our ideas,” Green said of the winning entries, which included a collapsible shelving system, a hanging seating arrangement, repositionable lounge blocks and an automatic extendable awning.

Their product ideas – all geared to efficiency and space conservation – earned the team the $1,500 grand prize in the contest.

Read the full story here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/08/24/3131112/nc-state-students-win-marine-design.html

 

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