Category Archives: Research

Bringing Inclusivity to Sports Apparel: An Interview with Alumna Sarah Klecker

A side profile of a wheelchair racing athlete

Sarah Klecker (BS ’17, Apparel Design) is putting her design degree to work creating functional apparel for athletes of all kinds. In her recent profile for Runner’s World magazine, she explains that being raised by two world-class runners fueled both her athletic and academic pursuits.

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Student Volunteers Aid MNmask Production Effort

A student working on making a mask.

Driven by the acute need for N95 masks in hospitals, faculty from the University of Minnesota’s College of Design, College of Science of Engineering, and medical school worked together to create two face mask designs that could be assembled using available materials.

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Nature-Based Play, Nature-Based Design

Through a research assistantship with the Central Regional Sustainable Development Partnership and the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, Jordan Hedlund co-designed an outdoor programmed space with Leech Lake Early Childhood Development.

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