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Lizzie Hillmann's Earthquake Rescue Suit Wins Second Place in Safety Products Design Challenge

Apparel design senior Lizzie Hillmann has won second place in the 2011 Safety Products Design Challenge for her Protective Jumpsuit for Earthquake Rescue Crew project. The Challenge, sponsored by Safety + Technical Products and Narrow Fabrics Institute - divisions of the Industrial Fabrics Association International, encourages students to pursue functional design for the purpose of safety. "My idea to design a safety jumpsuit for earthquake rescue team members came about after watching the devastating aftermath of recent major earthquakes, including those in Japan, New Zealand, and Chile," said Hillmann. "From watching the news, I witnessed many rescuers that were not properly protected in their environment. These brave individuals must be well-protected from the elements so they can perform their...