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Introducing the 2025 Class of Textile Pioneer Scholars

The newest Textile Pioneer Scholars explain their interest in the industry and plans for their time at Wilson College.

Dr. Ericka Ford

Creating Fibers – and Greener Jobs

Assistant Professor Ericka Ford is training the next generation of solution spinning professionals. The work starts in the lab, and the results position her team as the go-to resource for industry partners.

Textiles today are innovativelife savingcreativeglobal, all around you and thriving right here in North Carolina. Our textile students build their education on a foundation of science that takes them to fashion housesNASA, textile design companies, laboratories, graduate school and beyond. From designing elephant collars that protect remote villages and innovating bite sleeves that shield military officers from harm to developing fabrics that harvest energy and garments that monitor your vital signs, our students lead lives of impact. Along with our faculty and staff, they embody the Think and Do philosophy that is NC State.