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Month: February 2021

Hilary Walker

Feb 17, 2021

Meet Young Alumna Hilary Walker ’14

By Tim Creedon Degree B.S. Textile Technology ’14 Job Title Footwear Material Innovator II at Nike Hometown Oak Island, NC Background Say hello to Hilary Walker, a young alumna of the Wilson College of Textiles. Hailing from Oak Island, NC, Walker decided to stay in-state for college. Her student life included being a part of Greek… 

Ritika Burman and Jessica Singleton

Feb 8, 2021

Wilson College of Textiles Honors Alumnae with New Distinguished Young Alumni Award

In a time when virtual Zoom meetings can blur together, the Wilson College of Textiles used the element of surprise in naming Ritika Burman ’15 and Jessica Singleton ’09 recipients of the inaugural Distinguished Young Alumni Award. 

Pair of sneakers

Feb 3, 2021

More Than Just Shoes: What You Need to Know About Sneakerhead Sub-Culture

Here are answers to all of your Sneakerhead sub-culture questions, as told by an NC State researcher. 


Feb 3, 2021

Sneakerheads, Not Hypebeasts: Defining a Sneaker-Driven Sub-culture

Researchers report new insights into the motivations, brand preferences and identity considerations of Sneakerheads. 

Paper heart dresses

Feb 2, 2021

Hemline for Hearts: Happy Fifth Anniversary!

By Debbie Willmschen Imagine being tasked with crafting a dress entirely of red paper hearts. Now, consider the heart-pounding exhilaration of completing this design within a fairly short four-hour time limit, alongside several other competitors doing the same task, in front of your peers, your professors and random spectators – in a mall. That would… 

Sensor Patch

Feb 1, 2021

Textile Sensor Patch, Made with Conductive Yarns, Could Detect Pressure Points for Amputees

NC State researchers sewed a soft, flexible sensor system to help map pressure points on an amputee’s prosthesis.