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.
COT Team Designs More Fitted Hood for Military Challenge
An interdisciplinary team from the College of Textiles met a challenge from the Department of Defense head on: redesign protective chemical-biological suits worn by military troops. Their design for a more fitted hood led to recognition and a $15,000 prize. Read more.
Delisha Hinton Directs Diversity Initiatives in the College of Textiles
Delisha Hinton, associate director of student and career services for recruitment and diversity in the College of Textiles, discusses ways she’s working to create an inclusive environment. Read more.