Thursday, April 25, 2013

When Engineering Meets Couture and Entertainment

Students from WIC @ UCSD, a women in computing organization here at the Jacobs School, got to meet a UC San Diego alumna doing unique work at the intersection of engineering and art April 14 at the init(together) conference at the University of California, Irvine.
Janet Hansen got her Ph.D. in applied mechanics and engineering science as well as bioengineering from UC San Diego. In 1998, she founded Enlighted Designs, Inc., a company that specializes in making custom lighted clothing, mostly for performers, including Britney Speaks, Katy Perry, Pink, Rihanna and Ke$ha. Hansen showed off some of her designs to the WIC students, who snapped pictures. See some examples below and click here for a more complete gallery of Hansen's wares on her company's website.

The WIC @ UCSD members ready to embark on their trip.