Lucy Dunne Receives NASA's Silver Achievement Medal

Associate professor Lucy Dunne (Apparel Design) will receive NASA’s Silver Achievement Medal during a ceremony at NASA’s Johnson Space Center on April 21, 2014.

This prestigious NASA Silver Achievement Medal is awarded to Government and non-Government individuals or teams by NASA Center Directors for a stellar achievement that supports one or more of NASA’s Core Values, when it is deemed to be extraordinarily important and appropriate to recognize such achievement in a timely and personalized manner.

Dunne helped develop the NASA Wearable Technology Clutser, which brings together NASA scientists and engineers on the one side, and university students and professors on the other from the University of Minnesota, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech. Since 2012, she has offered a course each spring where students develop wearable technology concepts for space suits and travel to Johnson Space Center to present their prototypes. Dunne is also the recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Award, which provide her with four years of funding to develop universal smart garments.

In May 2014, five of Dunne’s students will participate in NASA’s competitive Microgravity U.

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