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FEATURED

The University of Oregon has been a participant of the Woolmark Performance Challenge since its inception in 2018, and – incredibly – seven of its students have been selected as finalists across the

years.

Woolmark interviewed Susan Sokolowski, Founding Director and Professor of the Sports Product Design Graduate Program, to learn more about the program and gain insights into their approach to

entering WPC.

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AWARDED

Carly’s system of apparel under the athlete’s dry suit specifically tailored to the female body, providing

superior support, strategic insulation, and light protection using 100% Merino wool won the 2020

Woolmark Performance Challenge + Helly Hansen Internship

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AWARDED

Congratulations to Gabi Lorenzo for receiving a 2022 WiST Fellowship!

The WiST Fellowship program provides meaningful work experience, in the sports tech industry by strategically pairing students with partner companies.

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AWARDED

Dan’s Intelligent Smocking Skiwear project won the 2021 Woolmark Performance Challenge + Salewa

Internship

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AWARDED

Congratulations to Deshui Yu for being selected as a 2022 IDSA Graduate Student Merit Award Winner

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AWARDED

Congratulations to Jessie Silbert for receiving the ITAA 2020 French European Innovative Design Award for her "Shelter in Place Convertible Poncho" project.

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Congratulations to Kyle Forsdick for receiving the ITAA 2020 French European Innovative Design Award for his "Fjord Sub Zero Protective Wakeboarding" wetsuit.

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Congratulations to MC Smith - 2nd year SPD student for winning the ITAA Innovative Design

Scholarship - for her "Hardwater Parka" concept.

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FEATURED

Dr. Susan Sokolowski wrote an article for The Conversation on cool touch T-shirt materials. Follow the link below to read more.

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Recent SPD graduate, Jenny Null, was featured in an article by the Outdoor Women's Alliance on her capstone project, redesigning uniforms for female park rangers.

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AWARDED

AHFE paper titled “Investigation of 3D Functional Grip Shape to 
Design Products for Dog Walking and Hiking,” written by Dr. Susan Sokolowski, Jenny Null and Chrissy Bettencourt won a best paper award at the 2020 annual conference.

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FEATURED

​UO SPD Founding Director and Associate Professor Dr. Susan Sokolowski and Emeritus Dr. Karen LaBat from the UMN wrote an article about at-home COVID face mask materials selection, fit and design.