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Month: March 2019

Person testing suit against fire

Mar 25, 2019

25 Years of Textile Innovation

For 25 years, NC State's Textile Protection and Comfort Center has been blazing new trails in the textile industry. 

Dr. Januka Budhathoki-Uprety in lab

Mar 25, 2019

New Faculty Member Exploring How Polymer Science Can Improve Your Well-Being

Meet Dr. Januka Budhathoi-Uprety, one of the college's newest faculty members who is researching how to further implement the utilization of textiles into the healthcare industry. Find out about her experience and what she plans to do at the Wilson College of Textiles. 

Shane O'Toole

Mar 21, 2019

PCC Alumnus Shane O’Toole ‘15 Boosts Athlete Performance at Under Armour

As a student athlete during his time at NC State -- first as a preferred walk-on for the football team, then as bullpen catcher for the baseball team -- Wilson College of Textiles alumnus Shane O’Toole (PCC ‘15) learned firsthand that what an athlete wears can affect their performance. He puts that into practice every day in his current position as a material development manager for the team sports division at Under Armour. 

Hemline for Hearts competition submissions

Mar 19, 2019

Hemline for Hearts Competition Completes Its Third Run

Hemline for Hearts, the service learning design competition, took place on February 16 in Crabtree Valley Mall for its third annual run. 

Person on bike with Lumenus backpack

Mar 14, 2019

Bright Light: Alumnus and Entrepreneur Jeremy Wall

Some ideas are born with a light bulb moment; Jeremy Wall’s idea was the result of a life and death moment. The Wilson College of Textiles alumnus (FTM ‘14) was biking across campus one evening during his junior year when he was nearly hit by a car. He set to work on a project that ultimately became Lumenus, a start-up company that pairs LED light arrays with an app to help bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians be easily seen in low light situations. 

Charles Heilig

Mar 11, 2019

Charles Heilig Helps Weave Textiles’ Future through Service and Giving

As president of the North Carolina Textile Foundation, Charles S. Heilig III serves as a way to give back. NC State's Wilson College of Textiles provided Heilig with a path that led him to where he is today: president and chief executive officer of Parkdale, a global leader in yarn manufacturing.