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Month: July 2020

Jul 30, 2020

Dr. Ford Named a Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Recipient for her Plant-based Carbon Fiber Research

By Amanda Padbury Dr. Ericka Ford, assistant professor in Wilson College’s Department of  Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science Department, received funding from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund to support her work on lignin-based carbon fibers. Learn more about Plant-based Carbon Fiber Research 

Campus skyline

Jul 29, 2020

The Wilson College of Textiles Experience

Two students. Two amazingly different stories. Learn about the college experience from one student majoring in fashion and textile management and from a recent alumna who majored in polymer and color chemistry. Students at the Wilson College of Textiles have a multitude of opportunities available to them and can engage in opportunities that are unique to their personalities and career aspirations.     

Thomas and Charles Poston

Jul 10, 2020

Small Town Values Inspire “Textile Twins” Charles and Thomas Poston to Create Endowment

Little did the Poston boys realize at the time, but their people-oriented, small-town involvement with church, school and community built their confidence and set them on the path to successful careers in the textile  industry, ultimately preparing them for their latest role, as philanthropists. 

CNT material

Jul 2, 2020

Flexible Material Shows Potential for Use in Fabrics to Heat, Cool

Researchers reported that a material made of carbon nanotubes may be key in developing clothing that can heat or cool the wearer on demand.