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2011 Safety Products Student Design Challenge Winners Announced

The eighth annual Safety Products Student Design Challenge winners were announced today by the Safety and Technical Products Division of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI).

The annual contest is developed and supported by Safety and Technical Products and the Narrow Fabrics Institute, special interest groups within IFAI, and encourages post-secondary functional design training and the use of technical textiles in protective and safety applications. Students were challenged to design original projects which protect people or property from hazards.

In First Place was "Underground Mine Safety Suit"-- Designers: Toni Sabelman, Alicia Mitchell, Jamie Bystrom, Jennifer Whelan, and Sarah Furnaé. Instructor: Dr. Gindy Neidermyer. School: University of Wisconsin Stout, Menomonie, WI - USA. View and read about this project as well as the 2nd and 3rd place award winners.