Textiles today are innovative, life saving, creative, global, 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 houses, NASA, 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.
An Extraordinary Gift to Complete the Memorial Belltower
An extraordinary gift from Textiles alumnus Bill Henry and his wife, Frances, will enable the university to complete the Memorial Belltower – including the installation of the full complement of 54 bells, carillon and interior stairs as originally designed. Read more.
Founder and Chairman of Shima Seiki to Receive Honorary Degree
Masahiro Shima, founder and chairman of the board of directors of Shima Seiki Manufacturing Limited, will receive an honorary degree Dec. 15 during NC State’s commencement ceremony. His company is known for innovations in flat knitting machines. Shima holds numerous patents and has won international awards for his contributions in textile engineering, green development and service. Read more.