I am very excited to be a part of the Panel at the Kick Off and Final Judging for the "PROOF: The ChemBio Suit Design Challenge." This is an amazing design challenge and an important task, I am please to play a part of the conversation Thursday! Please read, come, and most of all participate!
The U.S. military wants to pay you up to $150,000 to help redesign the suit worn by America's troops to protect them against chemical and biological attacks.
Military leaders want ideas from all types of designers, researchers, students, and entrepreneurs in material science, textile design, material design and wearables. The inspiration for this competition is to attract new ideas to provide the best possible suits for America's military.
The competition's total prize pool is $250,000. Up to three semifinalists will win up to $25,000 each and up to three finalists will win $50,000- $150,000. In addition to the overall challenge, up to five small prize contest winners will be awarded up to $5,000 each.
Panelists Thursday August 25th Kick Off at the Boston Museum of Science:
Denise Hammon, President of the School of Fashion Design in Boston
Nick Sinai, former Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States
Julianne Gauron, Industrial Designer who has worked with New Balance and the U.S. Navy
Maureen Kraner, White House Policy Advisor, Office of Science and Technology
Natalie Pomerantz, Research Chemical Engineer at U.S. Army Natick Soldier R&D and Engineering Center
Capt. Steve Gerry, Assistant Product Manager for Uniformed Integrated Protective Ensemble, Increment II