Stephanie Hubert is an apparel merchandising and product development instructor in the School of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Arkansas. In 2017 she received the Outstanding Honors Faculty Mentor Award, having mentored three students to degree completion last spring. She mentors student research in the areas of 3D printing and the application of other technology in the fashion industry. Students under her direction received awards at the International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference in St. Petersburg, FL. Under Ms. Hubert's direction, students designed and produced a 3D printed crop top, from Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), on the University of Arkansas's 3D printers. Their design walked in the Annual AMPD Enclothe fashion show and was featured in Discovery Magazine.
In addition to helping students pursue interests in 3D design and innovative apparel, Ms. Hubert teaches pattern drafting and computer aided (CAD) pattern drafting of apparel. One of her many contributions to the University, the Annual AMPD Enclothe fashion show, features collaboration with other departments across campus, including Electrical Engineering, Horticulture, Computer Science/ Computer Engineering, and the Walton College of Business. This year's student-designed garments featured lights and biomedical sensors.