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Month: July 2017

Samuel Walker photos

Jul 27, 2017

A Legacy of Success

Since Samuel Walker first founded the Virginia Underwear Corporation in 1928, the Walker family’s business has been a success story for their family, for their hometown of Martinsville, V.A., and for NC State. Their family legacy — one mixed with education, hard work, tragedy, luck and success — is a proud component of NC State’s legacy of developing leaders across the textile field. 

Textile weaving loom

Jul 26, 2017

Looming Progress

The weaving process comes to a halt when yarn runs out on a loom. NC State textiles researchers have applied to patent an innovative solution to reduce that downtime. 

Hunter Hendrick

Jul 25, 2017

From Silk Road to City by the Bay: Hunter Hendrick ’16 Blends Cultural Competency and Cutting Edge Research at The North Face

College of Textiles alumnus and Centennial Scholar Hunter Hendrick '16 is now materials developer at California-based outdoor apparel company The North Face. 

Chandler Maness with firefighter protective gear

Jul 18, 2017

Under Fire: Chandler Maness Focuses Upon Protecting Firefighters From Toxic Exposures

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. 

Dr. Martin King

Jul 13, 2017

Dr. Martin King Wins Lifetime Achievement Award at MedTex17

This May, King received the lifetime achievement award at international biomedical textiles conference MedTex17 in Shanghai. The biennial conference, which he has been instrumental in organizing for the past decade, gathers students, researchers, clinicians, delegates from the government and partners from the business, industry and medical fields to present and discuss new research. 

Matthew Iezzi

Jul 3, 2017

Around the World with Matthew Iezzi: Studying Abroad at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Rising senior Matthew Iezzi, a Textile Technology major with a concentration on Supply Chain Management at NC State's College of Textiles, talks about his amazing experience studying abroad at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.