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Month: July 2018

Blue Ridge Camping Hammock

Jul 24, 2018

Five Questions with Wes Johnson, Founder of Lawson Hammock

College of Textiles alumnus Wes Johnson is in the swing of things as founder of Lawson Hammock. The company is poised to earn $1 million in revenue this year, mostly due to the success of its signature product, the Blue Ridge Camping Hammock, a consistently well-rated and thoughtfully designed tent-hammock hybrid popular with outdoor enthusiasts. 

Jul 20, 2018

New law requires better reporting, tracking of cancer among firefighters

WRAL
Assistant Professor Bryan Ormond talks to WRAL about his research and his goal of keeping firefighters safe not just during their career, but after it as well. 

Dr. Melissa Pasquinelli

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. 

VF assistantships

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. 

Textile summer program shirts and campers

Jul 12, 2018

Summer Programs Spark Lasting Interest

By Elizabeth Beal See why summers programs at NC State often go from shorts and sandals to cap and gown. Every summer, the NC State campus comes alive with an influx of campers from all over the country, and some from even farther. They’re here to do everything from studying nano-fibers to designing buildings and dissecting pig hearts.… 

AATCC logo

Jul 6, 2018

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. 

George Hodge accepting company of the year award

Jul 5, 2018

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. 

wolfpack hands in crowd

Jul 3, 2018

Welcome to the Pack, 2022 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.