Momentum: Research and Innovation

As a writer and editor for Momentum, the University of Rhode Island's research magazine, I processed complex research topics into readable articles that all audiences can enjoy. After thoroughly interviewing professors about their research, and conducting additional background research on my own, I translated their work into bold stories that showcased their accomplishments while maintaining academic professionalism. I specialized in articles on  the sciences, and used my background as a reporter to competently edit the entire magazine on a tight deadline.   

Designing a Space Odyssey

When it comes to space travel, science fiction and pop culture give us two models for interstellar outerwear: the chunky, white head-to-toe space suits with an opaque face shield, or sleek, multi- colored tracksuits. But Karl Aspelund, assistant professor at the department of textiles, fashion merchandising and design at the University of Rhode Island (URI), approaches apparel for space travel in a different way when considering on-board clothing for long duration space flight.

Complexity Merging with Simplicity

Engineers are known for intricate details; their designs tend to involve a multitude of moving parts that are responsible for technological advances in all areas of daily life. But, while elaborate inventions improve our quality of life, Stephen Kennedy, assistant professor of biomedical and chemical engineering at the University of Rhode Island (URI), knows that complexity isn’t always the answer, especially at the juncture where engineering and biology merge.

Influencing Factors on Fashion Consumer Behavior

People decide to buy certain products based on many aspects such as color, price, fabric, or fit. Noticing discrepancies in consumers’ reactions to business practices in the global fashion market, Ji Hye Kang, assistant professor of textiles, fashion merchandising and design in the University of Rhode Island, College of Business Administration, decided to investigate one group of factors: cross-cultural consumer and business issues at work in the global fashion industry.