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Month: October 2017

Mira Abed

Oct 31, 2017

Graduate Student Gets LA Times Byline

College of Textiles doctoral student Mira Abed spent the summer in the hectic newsroom of the Los Angeles Times. She penned nine articles for the paper as part of a 10 week fellowship with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a multidisciplinary non-profit whose mission is to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people." 

Ellen Rohde

Oct 30, 2017

Ellen Rohde Leadership Endowment Prepares Students for Success

Following a 22-year career with apparel giant VF Corporation, Ellen Rohde — now president of the North Carolina Textile Foundation — has dedicated her post-retirement life to equipping students at NC State with workforce skills that will make them successful leaders and major contributors to society. With a $1.2 million gift, she established an endowment that aims to provide students at the College of Textiles with the type of impactful leadership training that helped her become the first female division president in VF’s history. 

Pack plaid fabric

Oct 27, 2017

Pack Plaid: How NC State’s Official Tartan Came to Be

Kathleen Kelly ‘14 was in her first semester of graduate school at the College of Textiles when she designed the winning entry in NC State’s Pack Plaid contest. Her design, a sophisticated pattern in black, dark gray, red and white, is now listed as the “North Carolina State University -- Pack Plaid” in the Scottish Registry of Deeds, the official Scottish register of tartans. 

Kevin Harrow

Oct 25, 2017

Textile Engineering Student Helps Adidas Engineer the Future

Textile Engineering major Kevin Harrow has a passion for creating and innovating, both of which he was able to do during the six-months he spent as an intern working in Germany at the Adidas international headquarters. 

Ashish Kapoor

Oct 25, 2017

Fiber and Polymer Science Student to Compete at Three Minute Thesis

Ashish Kapoor has been named a finalist in the Graduate School’s third annual Three Minute Thesis Competition, which will be held during NC State’s upcoming Red and White Week. The College of Textiles doctoral student will be speaking about his research on fiber-based fabric sensors. 

Emily Neville and Carly Kvietok

Oct 19, 2017

Students Start Business To Tackle Textile Waste

NC State students and Park Scholars Emily Neville and Carly Kvietok launched Reborn Clothing Co. to revive clothes you no longer wear into new, useful products. 

Forbes Under 30

Oct 17, 2017

Textile Engineering Student Attends Forbes Under 30 Summit

College of Textiles senior Gurjot Baweja was one of 1,000 college students chosen to participate in the Forbes Under 30 Scholars Program, sponsored by global banking and financial services firm JPMorgan Chase. The program is open to high-achieving juniors, seniors and graduate students in the business and technology sectors. 

Nicole Edwards

Oct 10, 2017

Entrepreneurial Dream Leads Graduate Student to Textiles Online Program

Graduate student Nicole Edwards hopes earning a Master of Textiles degree online will help her achieve her career aspirations of starting her own North Carolina-based clothing line. 

Thomas Family

Oct 10, 2017

Fourth Generation Alumna Carves her own Path

Sara Thomas, B.S., Fashion and Textile Management ’15, has cotton woven into her genes. She is the fourth generation of the Thomas family to graduate from the College of Textiles. Her great-grandfather, Mason P. Thomas, arrived on NC State’s campus in 1919 and every generation of her family since has followed in his footsteps. However, just as the textile industry has shifted focus across the decades, each member of the Thomas family has carved out his or her unique path.