Project S.T.A.R.S. (Standardization and Testing of Advanced Retention Systems) was recently selected as one of the recipients for the Dietrich W. Botstiber Endowed Fellowship for Investors and Entrepreneurs. The team was awarded $2,000 in funding for their senior design project, which involves developing an instrumented retention system and testing rig in order to quantify the stresses and strains that a military helmet retention system undergoes when subjected to different testing conditions. The team's goal is to use the data collected from their experiments to improve current testing standards for military helmet retention systems in an effort to create better, and safer helmets for the future.
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