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.
Graduate Student Looking to Protect Firefighters from On the Job Toxins
Chandler Maness, a master’s student in Textile Chemistry, wants to make firefighters safer by developing materials and gear designs that protect them from particulates in smoke. Read more.
Big Reveal for Nonwovens, N.C.’s Hidden Industry
This week, NC State welcomes movers and shakers from a global, multibillion-dollar industry as part of the grand opening for a new nonwovens facility on campus. “Nonwovens may be the best hidden industry we have.” Learn why.