November 16, 2011
The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University has made history for the Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry’s (TAPPI) nonwovens division due to the university’s involvement of high school students
in its cotton nonwovens research. Kahan Chavda, a senior from St. Mark’s School of
Texas in Dallas; Aarav Chavda, a junior from
St. Mark’s School of Texas; Ronald Kendall Jr., a senior from Lubbock Coronado High School; and Luke Kitten, a senior from Lubbock Trinity High School, participated in the research.
“What our lab thought two years back was ‘why can’t we take this discounted cotton and find new market opportunities for that cotton?’” said Seshadri Ramkumar, associate professor of nonwoven materials and countermeasures to chemical threats.