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Mary Ruppert-Stroescu

Oklahoma State University
Assistant Professor
Stillwater, OK
I teach and do research at Oklahoma State University in the Department of Design, Housing, and Merchandising. My professional fashion design and entrepreneurship experience in the US, Europe, and North Africa provide a background for teaching about creativity and fashion design and researching about wearable electronic textile sensing systems and sustainable textiles. Extension in Illinois was a big part of my youth, for myself (4-H) and for my mother (Home Extension). I am thrilled to be the State Clothing Specialist for Oklahoma, where I work with Extension Educators, 4-H'ers and OHCE to provide clothing and textiles education that enhances their lives.