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Year: 2017

Christina Thomsen

Nov 15, 2017

Adidas Apparel Designer Looks to Further Career With Textiles Online Program

Christina Thomsen is an apparel designer for Adidas and a graduate student in the Online Textiles Program at NC State. 

NC State aerial view

Nov 15, 2017

NC State Ranks Top 20 in Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs

NC State has been ranked by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine as a “Top 25 Best Undergrad Programs for Entrepreneurs in 2018,” coming in at no. 19 on the list. 

Student in lab

Nov 13, 2017

CSI: College of Textiles

One can gather an extraordinary amount of information from a few drops of blood at a crime scene, but when blood stains a textile as opposed to landing on a hard surface, the evidence is more difficult to interpret. College of Textiles professor Dr. Stephen Michielsen is one of few experts in the specialized field of textile forensics, and he recently conducted a workshop for crime scene professionals from across the country and Canada to further their understanding of the interaction of blood and textiles. 

Wiggins Family

Nov 10, 2017

Robert “Bob” Wiggins ‘52, ’65 M, Named Distinguished Alumni Award Winner

Robert “Bob” Wiggins received the Distinguished Alumni Award for the College of Textiles during the NC State Alumni Association’s annual Evening of Stars Gala held Nov. 3. Recipients of this award have excelled in their careers, made a difference in their communities and given back to their alma mater. Wiggins is being recognized specifically for his outstanding contributions to the textile industry. 

Three Minute Thesis winners

Nov 8, 2017

Textiles Student Chosen as a Three Minute Thesis Winner

Textiles student Ashish Kapoor was on of three Ph.D. students chosen from 10 finalists as winners in the Graduate School’s 2018 Three Minute Thesis. 

Sophie Nunno Gorbachev

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. 

Model on runway

Nov 6, 2017

Threads Senior Collection Show Highlights Creativity, Dec. 2 at Talley

Eight senior designers in the College of Textiles have created, developed and produced an industry quality collection emphasizing ideation, communication, theme development, fit and fabrication. Threads is a showcase of talent, creativity and skill. It is a culmination of techniques learned over years of various textile courses. Join us Dec. 2 as we celebrate fashion and textile design! 

Yaewon Park

Nov 6, 2017

Fiber and Polymer Science Doctoral Student Selected for NC Sea Grant

Graduate student Yaewon Park works to create advanced well water filtering methods composed of functional textiles. Park was recently chosen for the North Carolina Sea Grant - Water Resources Research Institute. 

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.