Elaine M. Polvinen

Elaine M. Polvinen

Professor
(716) 878-5803
Campus Address: Technology Building 313

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B.S., Buffalo State College, 1973
M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology, 1989

The primary area of research for Elaine Polvinen is to develop technology coursework for exciting technology career options for technical/creative students in the apparel/textile field. She focuses primarily on development and continual updating of a CAD curriculum for Fashion Textile Technology students that is closely aligned with the changing needs and expectations of industry professionals.

She has published articles in trade journals, presented at conferences on a national and international level, and worked on grants that encourage collaborative projects with industry partners and other educational institutions. Elaine’s creative area of professional research has been in the area of digital design.