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Month: December 2020

Dec 22, 2020

NC State looking to wrangle ‘wild west of face masks’

CBS 17
According to Assistant Professor Bryan Ormond, the way a mask fits is equally as important as what it is made of when it comes to protecting the wearer. 

Jennifer Woodson

Dec 18, 2020

Meet Young Alumna Jennifer Woodson ’10

By Tim Creedon Degrees B.S. apparel design, Florida State University ’07 B.S. merchandising, Florida State University ’07 M.S. textiles, North Carolina State University ’10 Job Title Founder/Owner, Textile Developer at JMW Textiles Hometown St. Petersburg, Florida Background Originally from Florida, Woodson naturally attended Florida State University, where she studied Apparel Design and Merchandising. However, her… 

Amanda Gregory

Dec 16, 2020

Dean’s Page Alumna: Amanda Gregory ’19, PCC, American and Efird

By Ngoc Nguyen Amanda Gregory ’19 Degree: B.S., polymer and color chemistry Current position/employer: dyehouse systems manager at American and Efird Dean’s page: January 2017 – May 2019 Tell us about your current role: I work at the Dyeing and Finishing Plant at American and Efird where we manufacture thread. At my plant, we dye… 

Dr. Dame S. Hamby

Dec 10, 2020

Leaving a Legacy

By Taylor Pardue Dr. Dame S. Hamby made a lasting mark on NC State through his time and talent. Hamby served as dean of the Wilson College of Textiles from 1981 to 1987, having first come to the university as a professor in 1948. He was active in a number of domestic and international professional associations,… 

Dec 9, 2020

NC State Experts Study Performance, Fit Testing for Face Masks for the Public

NC State
The Abstract talks to Assistant Professor Bryan Ormond about the findings of his research on face masks, and what you should look for in a cloth face covering to best protect yourself. 

Mask

Dec 9, 2020

NC State Experts Study Performance, Fit Testing for Face Masks for the Public

Researchers at the NC State Textile Protection and Comfort Center are working on better ways to test and study cloth masks. 

Darian Boyd

Dec 7, 2020

Dean’s Page Alumnus: Darian Boyd ’19, TT, AmeriCorps

By Ngoc Nguyen Darian Boyd ’19 Degree: B.S., textile technology Current position/employer: AmeriCorps Member at Impact America Dean’s page: January 2018 – May 2019 Tell us about your current role: I’m currently on my second year of service through AmeriCorps at a nonprofit in Memphis, TN called Impact America. My job entails performing vision screenings for… 

Dec 4, 2020

Durham firefighter’s idea sparks new cancer study

WRAL
A Durham Firefighter came up with an idea to combat rising cancer rates amongst his peers, now it is being researched by Assistant Professor Bryan Ormond and his team.