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, apparel 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.
Think You Know Textiles? Think Again
Time and again, people are surprised when they discover all that textiles encompasses: art, science, creativity, technology, business, engineering, management, design and more. At this year’s Textile Bowl, we debuted a 30-second look at today’s textiles at NC State. Take a look and see for yourself the diversity of education, research and testing in which College of Textiles students and faculty are fully engaged.
From Middle East to America: PhD Graduate Tells of Inspiring Journey
While working on her master’s degree in her country of Saudi Arabia, Heba Al-Mohsin wanted one thing: the opportunity to do her own research in the laboratory. In the Saudi university that Al-Mohsin attended, lab work was done at a men’s university because the instrumentation wasn’t available at the women’s university. Women students at their own university would analyze the men’s lab data. So she decided to come to the United States for her Ph.D. On Dec. 18, she earned her doctorate in fiber and polymer science from NC State. Learn more.