Throughout this research internship I worked alongside one of my professors on a project to improve fit and design of female firefighter gear. I increased my knowledge of 3D scanning, modeling, and human body measurement tools and software. Using structure sensor technology and body marking to allow for pulling measurements. In addition, coding previously collected data and working to develop a unified codebook for all researchers involved in the multi-state project.
Working in our department sewing lab to collect fabric for data analysis of waste amounts. Working with Iowa State to obtain paper recycling services and removal as to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in the landfill from our department. Studying other department attempts and evaluating and recommending best practices to implement at ISU.