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In Memoriam: Chad Sowers (Ph.D. Design '13)

Chad Sowers (Ph.D. Design '13) passed away July 6th at the age of 32. He suffered a heart attack while visiting his family in Canby, Oregon. Chad was a graduate student in Design and just completed his Ph.D. in May. He was looking forward to starting an assistant professor position at Louisiana State University this fall. He received his bachelor's degree in Apparel Design from Oregon State University, and completed his master's degree in Apparel Merchandising at Colorado State University.While at the University of Minnesota Chad was the lead research assistant in the Human Dimensioning¬© Lab (see video below), where he held the Phelps Research Assistantship. He was lead teaching assistant for the textile course and taught several Apparel Design…

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