2021 Pitch It To Win It AATCC Student Competition Winners Announced


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — June 14, 2021 — AATCC is happy to announce the winners of the 2021 Pitch It to Win It Student Competition.

The Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Undergraduate Student Competition is intended to highlight projects conducted by students from all areas of the textile/apparel supply chain. Projects submitted may include academic research, technology and/or process investigations, and literature reviews. This competition is designed to enhance the textile education experience for student members of AATCC. The intent is to encourage independent student projects both within the USA and internationally.

First Place ($1,000 prize): Sophia Luu
Project: Optimizing 3D Fashion Design Software for Physically Disabled Populations
Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design: Creative and Technical Design
School: Iowa State University

Luu said: “The Pitch It to Win It competition has helped me learn how to communicate very discipline-specific research endeavors into accessible presentations that anyone can understand and glean significance from. Additionally, this competition has further broadened my understanding of 3D fashion CAD systems and aspects that can be improved for inclusive apparel design purposes.”

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