Senior Design Capstone in Textile Engineering & Textile Technology
TE/TT 401 & 402
- The capstone senior engineer & technology design course provides student teams with the opportunity to creatively synthesize a solution for problems outside the classroom. They work on teams, study commercialization processes, utilize project management tools, think globally, determine intellectual property and apply patent mapping principles. We cooperate with local industries and campus research units to obtain real-life design projects for the students to analyze, understand the “State of Technology”, and deliver a working prototype to address the technical challenge.
- For more information on the class please see the course website: TE/TT 401 & 402
- This course is co-directed with Dr. Russell Gorga
Electronic Textiles: Concepts, Materials, and System Design
- For electronics integration, textiles are considered an unconventional substrate and a potentially disruptive technology space within wearable electronics. The objective of this course is to survey conventional and unorthodox concepts in e-textiles (communication, color changing, sensing, user interfaces, etc). Students examine materials methods to impart electronic character on textiles, including new nanotechnology methods. Finally, students explore fundamental principles in e-textile system design (physical and electrical considerations). Through this course, students design and fabricate their own novel e-textile concept.