Dec 8, 2017 | Our People
Hemline for Hearts Design Competition Returns for Second Year
The service learning project between the American Heart Association and College of Textiles students seeks to raise awareness of women’s heart health through a “Project Runway” style competition that culminates at Crabtree Valley Mall in February.
Dec 10, 2017 | Our People
Founder and Chairman of Shima Seiki to Receive Honorary Degree Dec. 15
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.
Nov 30, 2017 | Research and Innovation
The Carpet Conundrum
Eight years ago, Alex Djuric inherited his father-in-law’s 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SL convertible. He worked to restore it to mint condition, repairing every part of the classic car except one; he searched the world over but could not find a match for the vehicle’s unusual blue carpeting. Enter Jeffrey Krauss, Pilot Laboratory manager for the Zeis Textiles Extension, who accepted -- and met -- the challenge.
Nov 28, 2017 | Our People
Where Are They Now?
We checked in with some of our young alumni working all over the state to learn how they got their jobs, what their workdays are like and their advice for a successful career.
Nov 7, 2017
Building a Better Bra
It’s almost a rule that the more attractive a bra is, the less comfortable it feels -- and vice versa. A bra that doesn’t cause shoulder or back pain, supports the breasts and allows freedom of movement has all the aesthetic appeal of an ACE bandage, while a bra built for looks is as pleasant to wear as a stiletto heel. NC State College of Textiles student Sophie Nunno-Gorbachev ‘19 believes there is a better way, and, as the recent recipient of a grant from the Office of Undergraduate Research, she is well on her way to designing a bra that marries form and function.
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Dec 13, 2017
Campus Tunnel Marks 50 Years of Free Speech
On a cold November evening 50 years ago last month, a dozen or so members of NC State’s student government spent $20 from its general fund to host the inaugural...
Dec 11, 2017
Using New Technologies to Preserve Wildlife and Wild Spaces
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Larry M. Silverberg, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at NC State and director of the Namibia Wildlife Aerial Observatory Project....