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Month: April 2016

Dr. Russell Gorga teaching in classroom

Apr 29, 2016

Outstanding Teacher Russell Gorga Helps Students Connect with Concepts

Dr. Russell E. Gorga, associate professor, Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science, received the 2016 university-level Outstanding Teacher Award (as the nominee for the Wilson College of Textiles). Gorga first received this award in 2007. The award was presented during the Teaching Awards Luncheon and Ceremony on April 11. In addition, Gorga was one of six… 

Wilson College Campus

Apr 29, 2016

Senior Design Ends Year with Skills, Solutions and Winners

As Senior Design – the year-long capstone course for the Textile Engineering and Textile Technology degree programs – came to a close this week, it brought new skill sets for students, problems solved for project sponsors and a slate of winners who were recognized for their design creativity and technical merit. In their fall semester, Senior Design student… 

Liz Moran

Apr 19, 2016

Liz Moran Recognized for Advancing International Education

Liz Moran, Director of Advising and Admissions for the Wilson College of Textiles, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the NC State Office of International Affairs’ Recognition for Leadership in International Education. This award honors and celebrates the recipient’s outstanding contributions to study abroad and to the internationalization of the University. The award was… 

Wilson College Campus

Apr 19, 2016

From Polymer Camp to Textiles to a Leadership Opportunity

Written by Miranda Bunnis Elizabeth Jezioranski, a freshman at the Wilson College of Textiles and president of the NC State chapter of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), credits her 2014 Polymer Camp experience with her decision to pursue her degree in the Polymer and Color Chemistryprogram at NC State. Jezioranski, a Raleigh native… 

Lulu egames winners

Apr 15, 2016

Textiles PhD Students Win at Lulu eGames Startup Competition

Four Wilson College of Textiles doctoral students took first place honors in one of the Lulu eGames competition categories on April 14. The team’s novel nonwoven based air-filtration products won the B Corp Champions Challenge portion of the annual startup competition. The B Corp track allows NC State students the opportunity to create and showcase a… 

Mira Abed teaching in classroom

Apr 5, 2016

A Year Abroad Helped Define the Future for This PhD Student

Written by Miranda Bunnis The idea of going abroad as a student can be a daunting: embracing a whole new culture and language on top of working or studying. Wilson College of Textiles doctoral student Mira Abed decided to confront this challenge head on when she applied to teach at the Incheon International High School… 

Diamond Jackson

Apr 5, 2016

Textiles Student Makes a Swedish Connection Studying Abroad

Written by Miranda Bunnis Going abroad as an international student for a semester or even a year is nothing new to NC State Wilson College of Textiles students. But thanks to Diamond Jackson, students now have an additional choice to consider: the University of Borås in Sweden. Jackson studied there during the fall 2015 semester. Why… 

Kent Hester

Apr 1, 2016

Kent Hester Named 2016 Textiles Leader of the Year

NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles has named alumnus Kent Hester the 2016 Leader of the Year. He will receive his award at a banquet on April 18. The award is bestowed annually to an individual who has shown outstanding leadership qualities that have moved the textile industry forward in innovative ways. Members of the Kappa Tau…