Jun 22, 2018
Meet Latasia Priest
Latasia Priest holds a degree in mechanical engineering -- but instead of building machines, she spends her days building relationships. As the new assistant director of annual giving and prospect development for the North Carolina Textile Foundation (NCTF), she engages with young alumni every day to boost support for the College of Textiles at NC State.
Jun 18, 2018
In the spring of 2018, graduate students taught by Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management professor Dr. Karen K. Leonas partnered with industry leaders from American & Efird and The Sustainability Consortium to work on pressing sustainability concerns in the textile field. Through two separate projects, graduate students in TTM 591 sought solutions to problems in the areas of dyes and chemicals, packaging sustainability, recycling and wastewater -- and learned along the way that although these challenges are complex and industry-wide, small groups of enthusiastic minds can make great strides toward change.
Jun 4, 2018
Protection by Design
North Carolina has the sixth largest migrant worker population in the nation; conservative estimates number these farmworkers and their dependents at 150,000 per growing season. Migrant laborers face on-the-job hazards like UV radiation, heatstroke and pesticide poisoning, yet they work long days in clothing ill-suited for the fields. New Fashion and Textile Design graduate Ashley Maurice challenged herself to help these workers through a project she calls Protégete, Spanish for “protect yourself,” and Textile Technology major Ngoc Nguyen joined the team to search for a protective fabric finish for these garments.
May 22, 2018
Making an Impact: ZTE Fuels Innovation and Boosts NC Economy
Whether a local startup needs help testing a product, a national company wants assistance developing a new fiber or a global business is looking for workforce training, the College of Textiles is here to help. Since 2006, Zeis Textiles Extension (ZTE) has taught more than 650 courses to nearly 15,000 students with an economic impact in excess of $350 million. Read more about the extension and its mission to foster innovation and boost the local economy.
May 16, 2018
All Sewn Up
Dr. Hui Cong will soon return to her hometown in China -- but she is leaving behind a body of work that will help make better, longer lasting surgical materials. She has focused her research here at the College of Textiles on absorbable barbed sutures -- monofilaments that each look like the thorned stem of a rose -- which eliminate the need for tying knots, thus reducing surgical time and promoting wound healing.
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Jun 18, 2018
Innovating Industrial Workforce Development
A new program launched by NC State’s Graduate School aims to increase awareness among graduate students and postdoctoral researchers about the growing range of industry career opportunities, as well as...
Jun 13, 2018
PNC Banking on Talley
Standing in the lobby of the Talley Student Union on Tuesday, Jim Hansen noted that the remodeled facility is a lot more spacious than it was two decades ago, when...