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Month: May 2018

Samantha Casey

May 24, 2018

A Spirit of Adventure

Being a Shelton National Scholar and Centennial Scholar helped Samantha Casey broaden her horizons, embrace her opportunities and develop her leadership abilities. 

Wilson College of Textile extension department

May 22, 2018

Making an Impact: ZTE Fuels Innovation and Boosts NC Economy

Written by Cameron Walker Whether a local startup needs help testing a product, a national company wants assistance developing a new fiber or a global business is looking for workforce training, the Wilson College of Textiles is here to help. The Wilson College of Textiles’ extension department has a long history of partnering with industry;… 

Dr. Hui Cong

May 16, 2018

All Sewn Up

Dr. Hui Cong will soon return to her hometown in China -- but she is leaving behind a body of work that will help make better, longer lasting surgical materials. She has focused her research here at the College of Textiles on absorbable barbed sutures -- monofilaments that each look like the thorned stem of a rose -- which eliminate the need for tying knots, thus reducing surgical time and promoting wound healing. 

Elizabeth Galanti

May 10, 2018

Textiles Grad Weaves Diverse Interests Into Bright Future

By Susan Fandel Elizabeth Galanti was along for the ride during her brother’s campus tour at NC State when she discovered it was where she wanted to go. As one of triplets from Herndon, Virginia, she’d done more than a few college visits during high school. Galanti cites the energy of the campus and the city of… 

OESA winners

May 8, 2018

Two Textiles Faculty Recognized for Outstanding Extension Service

Two College of Textiles faculty members have received the NC State University Outstanding Extension Service Award, which acknowledges exceptional extension engagement and economic development activities. Learn more about recipients Dr. Karen K. Leonas and Dr. Bryan Ormond. 

Dr. Cynthia Istook

May 7, 2018

Dr. Cynthia L. Istook Named Cornelson Family Distinguished Professor

Dr. Cynthia Istook, professor in the department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM), has been named the Cornelson Family Distinguished Professor of Textile and Apparel Design, effective April 1. The professorship was established in 1987 to help advance the field of textile and apparel design. Istook is a leader in this field, molding tomorrow’s pioneers and actively working to improve apparel design through emerging technology. 

Courtney Oswald

May 7, 2018

Textile Engineering Student Defines High Performance

High performance defines every aspect of Textiles student Courtney Oswald’s college career. It is evidenced in her pursuit of academic excellence, in two internship experiences, in her role as president of the Textile Engineering Society, and, quite literally, in her undergraduate research in the area of protective and performance textiles. 

Sustainability Grant

May 4, 2018

Textiles Receives NC State Sustainability Fund Grant

By Susan Fandel Ten sustainability projects will be implemented on campus over the next year thanks to $120,824 in grants recently awarded by the student-led advisory board of NC State’s Sustainability Fund. Generated by a $2.50 per semester student fee that students voted to create in 2012, grant funding is available to NC State students, faculty and staff… 

Holladay Hall

May 4, 2018

Pourdeyhimi and Seyam Win Holladay Medals

By Susan Fandel Four faculty members received the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by NC State and the university’s Board of Trustees. Chancellor Randy Woodson presented the awards during the 2018 Celebration of Faculty Excellence on May 1. The 2018 honorees are: Harald Ade, Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Professor, Department of Physics Barry… 

Student at solar bus stop

May 2, 2018

Textile Engineering Student Leads Project on Solar Bus Stop

It is hard to believe that Christian Rust, a rising-senior Park Scholar double majoring in textile engineering and chemical engineering, once questioned his ability to make an impact on a campus as large as NC State’s. But with a passion for service and human-centered innovation, Rust has come to the right place to leave his legacy.