Stories From 2017

Dec 19, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Fiber and Polymer Science Graduate Students Receive Research Grants

Two College of Textiles doctoral students recently received funding for their research projects through the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Foundation. Recipients Tushar Bambharoliya and Radhika Vaid are both members of Dr. Martin King’s Bio-Medical Textiles Research Group, conducting research focused on developing biodegradable medical materials that can be reabsorbed into the body.

Dec 18, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Dressed for Success

College of Textiles doctoral student Emily Law wonders if changing your outfit can change your perspective -- or even your life. Her master’s thesis research indicated that clothing choice has a notable effect on student participation and focus, and is taking her research to the next level and further examining the psychology of fashion.

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.

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.

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 28, 2017  |  Giving Back

An Extraordinary Gift to Complete the Memorial Belltower

An extraordinary gift from Textiles alumnus Bill Henry and his wife, Frances, will enable the university to complete the Memorial Belltower – including the installation of the full complement of 54 bells, carillon and interior stairs as originally designed.

Nov 20, 2017  |  Student Success

Fall 2017 Commencement is December 15

NC State and the College of Textiles graduation take place on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Degrees will be conferred on 130 graduates, 69 undergraduates and 61 graduate students.

Nov 16, 2017

Textiles Welcomes Ben Cooper as Executive-in-Residence

Wearable tech enthusiast and managing director of IoClothes, Ben Cooper, recently visited the College of Textiles for the Executive-in-Residence Program. He shared his industry experiences with many students and learned more about state-of-the-art facilities NC State has to offer for research and development.

Nov 15, 2017

From the Dean

Friends, Warm greetings from the College of Textiles. Fall has finally arrived in Raleigh bringing cooler temperatures to the area. But it also brought some very welcome traditions, including Red and White Week, the Textile Alumni Tailgate and Textile Bowl. […]