Stories From 2018

Jul 19, 2018

Pasquinelli Named Fellow of American Chemical Society

Dr. Melissa Pasquinelli, associate department head and director of graduate programs in the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science at the College of Textiles at NC State, has been named Fellow of the American Chemical Society in recognition for her outstanding achievements in and contributions to the field and excellent volunteer service to the community.

Jul 13, 2018

Two Ph.D. Students Receive VF Assistantships

When NC State and VF Corporation announced a collaborative, strategic partnership in January 2018, one of the goals was to support student development at NC State. To that end, two College of Textiles Ph.D. students have been named recipients of the VF Graduate Assistantship in Apparel and Footwear. This award supports outstanding graduate students conducting research on emerging and advanced topics in apparel and footwear of interest to VF, home to such brands as Reef, Wrangler and The North Face.

Jul 12, 2018  |  Our People

Summer Programs Spark Lasting Interest

Many high schoolers who attend summer programs like the Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP) at NC State find the experience so engrossing that they decide to join the Wolfpack after graduation.

Jul 6, 2018  |  Honors and Awards

Several Textiles Students Receive AATCC Foundation Awards

Recently, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) announced that its philantrhopic arm, the AATCC Foundation, Inc., had awarded graduate fellowships and scholarships in support of textile student research and education. Among the winners were several outstanding NC State College of Textiles students. The recipients are listed below with links to their thoughts on the awards.

Jul 5, 2018  |  Honors and Awards

NC State Named Company of the Year by Supply Chain Management Association

NC State has been chosen as the 2018 Company of the Year from the Triangle chapter of the American Production and Inventory Control Society, a supply chain management association.

Jul 3, 2018

Welcome to the Pack, 2018 Class of Centennial Scholars!

We are delighted to introduce you to the 2018 class of Centennial Scholarship recipients, incoming freshmen chosen on the basis of high academic achievement, proven and potential leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and unique life experiences. This year’s group of scholars is comprised of artists, athletes, actors, musicians, community leaders and volunteers, who have all worked hard to get here and want to make the world a better place.

Jun 29, 2018

From Wolfpack to TemperPack

College of Textiles alumnus Michael Scipione is using the skills he learned as a member of the Wolfpack in his career with an environmentally-friendly packaging company. The 2015 NC State graduate, with bachelor’s degrees in both Textile Engineering and biomedical engineering, is the director of research and development at TemperPack.

Jun 22, 2018

Meet Latasia Priest

Latasia Priest holds a degree in mechanical engineering -- but instead of building machines, she spends her days building relationships. As the new assistant director of annual giving and prospect development for the North Carolina Textile Foundation (NCTF), she engages with young alumni every day to boost support for the College of Textiles at NC State.

Jun 18, 2018

Sustainability School

In the spring of 2018, graduate students taught by Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management professor Dr. Karen K. Leonas partnered with industry leaders from American & Efird and The Sustainability Consortium to work on pressing sustainability concerns in the textile field. Through two separate projects, graduate students in TTM 591 sought solutions to problems in the areas of dyes and chemicals, packaging sustainability, recycling and wastewater -- and learned along the way that although these challenges are complex and industry-wide, small groups of enthusiastic minds can make great strides toward change.

Jun 4, 2018

Protection by Design

North Carolina has the sixth largest migrant worker population in the nation; conservative estimates number these farmworkers and their dependents at 150,000 per growing season. Migrant laborers face on-the-job hazards like UV radiation, heatstroke and pesticide poisoning, yet they work long days in clothing ill-suited for the fields. New Fashion and Textile Design graduate Ashley Maurice challenged herself to help these workers through a project she calls Protégete, Spanish for “protect yourself,” and Textile Technology major Ngoc Nguyen joined the team to search for a protective fabric finish for these garments.