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Month: February 2019

Centennial Campus in the fall

Feb 26, 2019

Path to Professorship

The four alumnae we profile in this story are all professors -- ever-curious, perpetual learners with patience and a passion for textiles. They come from different backgrounds, even continents, but they all found their place at the Wilson College of Textiles and in the halls of academia. Read on to learn more about their journey from student to professor. 

Sir Walter Raleigh statue in textile garment project

Feb 26, 2019

Sir Walter Raleigh, Who Are You Wearing?

As Techtextil North America's first academic partner, Wilson College was given the opportunity to dress Sir Walter Raleigh for the show held Feb. 26-28. The goal was to do so creatively and with some technical textile elements worked in. Fashion and Textile Design student Carly Kvietok stepped up. Her inspiration comes from a form of street art that’s referred to as “yarn bombing.” With bold patterns and electroluminescent wire along the seams, Kvietok's work is sure to spark interest in wearable technology and innovation in textiles. 

Textile tutoring center

Feb 25, 2019

Textiles Tutoring Center Aids Student Success

Students at the Wilson College of Textiles have access to an excellent resource that can help them achieve academic success and feel confident in class: the Textiles Tutorial Center. 

Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs events/workshops

Feb 19, 2019

AWE-some Relaunch Supports Female Entrepreneurship

To support women with an interest in entrepreneurship, Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) hosts events and workshops focused on networking, skill-building, mentorship and engagement. 

Ciera Cipriani in lab

Feb 19, 2019

The Many Talents of 3MT Winner and Textile Chemistry Grad Student Ciera Cipriani

Three Minute Thesis winner and Textile Chemistry graduate student Ciera Cipriani has done some interesting research on fabric dyes, but her academic work isn’t the only thing that defines her. 

Moriah Mattix, Founder of Seababy

Feb 18, 2019

Aloha! Meet the Founder of Seababy

Written by Nicholas Wommack, Supply Chain Operations student, Poole College of Management  NC State student Moriah Mattix is a young entrepreneur who is striving to change one of the most specific lines of fashion: baby clothing. At the young age of 14, Moriah began her online business, Seababy, that comes with its own unique twist on clothing for… 

Feb 11, 2019

From the Dean

By Susan Fandel Friends, As I have shared in previous columns, connectedness is one of the six core values our College staff and faculty established in 2015. We define it in our College Strategic Plan as “engaging with our present while honoring our past to ensure a successful future by continuously strengthening partnerships to advance… 

Students in Textile Technology and Textile Engineering

Feb 8, 2019

A Closer Look at the Textile Technology and Textile Engineering Programs

Take an in-depth look at the Textile Technology and Textile Engineering programs available at the Wilson College of Textiles at NC State. 

Techtextil event crowd

Feb 8, 2019

Meet Us at Techtextil North America

The Wilson College of Textiles will be the center of the textile world this February 26-28, when it hosts Techtextil North America 2019 as its first official academic partner. Techtextil North America is an annual trade event dedicated to the technical textiles and nonwovens industry. For three days this month, manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and industry professionals from all over the world will gather in the City of Oaks to network, learn and share the latest advancements in textile technology. 

Russell Gorga

Feb 2, 2019

Russell Gorga Receives 2019 Faculty Advising Award

Dr. Russell Gorga was among five NC State individuals who were recognized for their commitment to advising students and helping them reach their potential. Gorga, director of undergraduate programs and associate department head in Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science, received the Faculty Advisor Award.