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FGA announces Student Design Challenge recipients

October 8th, 2015 / By: / Industry News, News

In their research, winning students Isabella Amstrup, Sarah Hass and Sarah McMahon discovered an environmentally friendly way to combat nosocomial infections using a naturally-derived antimicrobial treatment on textiles. Photo courtesy of Amstrup, Hass and McMahon, Philadelphia University
In their research, winning students Isabella Amstrup, Sarah Hass and Sarah McMahon discovered an environmentally friendly way to combat nosocomial infections using a naturally-derived antimicrobial treatment on textiles. Photo courtesy of Amstrup, Hass and McMahon, Philadelphia University

The Fabric Graphics Association (FGA), a division of IFAI, announced the recipients of the 2015 Fabric Graphics Student Design Challenge today at IFAI Expo 2015, which runs through Oct. 9 in Anaheim, Calif.

Isabella Amstrup, Sarah Hass and Sarah McMahon of Philadelphia University were awarded first place for their project titled “Antimicrobial Artwork.” They received a prize package worth $6,000, which included a trip to IFAI Expo to present the project.

Students were challenged to transform a space using fabric graphics. Amstrup, Hass and McMahon designed an installation for children’s hospitals to brighten the space and combat nosocomial infections. The project combines original textile design with a textile featuring an antimicrobial finish.

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