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Month: March 2021

Devon Person

Mar 26, 2021

A Career-Changing Conversation

Now embarking on a new role with Hanesbrands, Inc. as director of Supply Chain Americas, Wilson College of Textiles and College of Engineering alumnus Devon Person ’10 reflects on a pivotal conversation with two Wilson professors that led him to success. 

Bella Latham

Mar 26, 2021

A New Degree, A New Learning Opportunity

After earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Wilson College, Bella Latham has discovered that she isn’t done learning. She is pursuing a doctorate in Fiber and Polymer Science while conducting research in cold weather protective textiles for the military as an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education research fellow. 

Imon Khan

Mar 22, 2021

Imon Khan – “Community”

Wilson in a Word Not just “community,“ but incredible community. That’s how Imon Khan, Ph.D., captures what’s best about the Wilson College of Textiles. “I believe that I’ll be able to capitalize on the experiences I gained through my research work and student leadership role here at the college in my future career,” he said.… 

Zoe Newman

Mar 21, 2021

Zoe Newman – “Inspiring”

Wilson in a Word Originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Newman has always been interested in textiles and materials. With a personal interest in sustainability and knit programming, Newman is studying how the performance of natural and synthetic yarns compare in the development of common knit footwear structures. Newman’s path to the Wilson College began… 

Tova Williams

Mar 20, 2021

Tova Williams – “Home”

Wilson in a Word Initially, Williams was attracted to Wilson College by its smaller environment. Then she discovered the Polymer and Color Chemistry program which combined her passion for chemistry and color. But the icing on the cake, as she acknowledges, was meeting Professor (now emeritus) Harold Freeman at an open house. “I was intrigued… 

Shahida Afrin

Mar 19, 2021

Shahida Afrin – “Resourceful”

Wilson in a Word “Resourceful” is what comes to mind for Shahida Afrin. “With its technology-rich labs and fashion studio, students can ‘think and do’ as much as they want in the Wilson College of Textiles,” Afrin said. Passionate about innovative technology, Afrin is pursuing her doctorate in textile technology management with research focusing on three-dimensional apparel… 

Textile student at sewing machine

Mar 15, 2021

Textiles Loaner Program Keeps Students on Track

Thanks to donor support and the NC Textile Foundation, the Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management at Wilson College of Textiles has continued preparing its students to become industry-ready professionals even while they learn remotely. 

Enzyme coated yarn

Mar 11, 2021

Yarns Coated with Enzymes Can Act as Filters

NC State researchers showed they could attach enzymes to textiles in a proof-of-concept study. They want to use this technology to develop chemical filters, including for carbon capture. 

Bacterial film

Mar 8, 2021

Bacterial Film Separates Water From Oil

Researchers used a material produced by the bacteria Gluconacetobacter hansenii as a filter to separate water from an oil mixture. 

Pamela McCauley

Mar 8, 2021

Wilson College Associate Dean Pamela McCauley Passionate About Her Role as a Mentor

Pamela McCauley, Ph.D. brings a long and distinguished list of honors and recognitions unique within academic circles. She now has one more distinction to add after being elected in February to the 2021 Class of Fellows for the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. She enjoys every aspect of her job as associate dean for Academic Programs, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, but particularly relishes the opportunity to help all students live up to their full potential.