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Month: October 2021

Mohamed Mansour

Oct 29, 2021

Mohamed Mansour ’68 Honored with 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award

Wilson College of Textiles alumnus Mohamed Mansour ’68, founder and chairman of the Mansour Group, raises NC State’s bar of excellence. 

Women in Fire International Conference

Oct 28, 2021

Women Supporting Women (In Fire)

Most female firefighters wear male suits that are ill-fitting or uncomfortable, but Research Assistant Professor Cassandra Kwon is on a mission to rectify that. 

Wilson College Tutors (Molly Pruett, Jenna Segmiller, Emma Stover, and Dane Hunt)

Oct 27, 2021

Peer Tutoring Provides In-Building Support to Wilson College Students

Students who need a little extra help with a textiles or prerequisite course have access to peer tutors across three degree programs. 

student conducting research

Oct 26, 2021

Undergraduates, Ph.D. Students Advance E-Textile Research

Wilson College of Textiles students are discovering how e-textiles can improve heating technology and increase the application of electrocardiograms. 

Map of North Carolina

Oct 25, 2021

Exploring the Textile Economy: North Carolina Leads Nation in Textile Manufacturing

A new study commissioned by the Zeis Textiles Extension shows the impact of textile and apparel manufacturing on North Carolina's economy. 

Joel Lawson Williams

Oct 22, 2021

Wilson College of Textiles Celebrates 50 Years of Graduate Programs with First Alumnus

Half a century ago, the then School of Textiles made history when it awarded the first doctorate in fiber and polymer science — the only doctoral degree program of its kind in the United States at that time — to Joel Lawson Williams. 

Digital denim samples

Oct 20, 2021

‘Digital Denim’ Is a Pretty Good Match for the Real Thing, Experts Say

NC State researchers printed ink on cotton fabric to make “digital” denim fabric resembling six styles of jeans. 

Hannah Russell

Oct 19, 2021

Hannah Russell: Developing Industry Connections and Lifelong Friendships 

Hannah Russell, recent NC State Wilson College of Textiles graduate, connected with other students through professional organizations and also learned the craft of weaving while completing her Bachelor of Science in the textile technology program. 

Anna Labar and Alex Tointon

Oct 18, 2021

Students Explore Sustainability in Textiles Through Research, New Course

A new course at the Wilson College of Textiles equips students with the sustainability knowledge to effect change. Two undergraduate students provided insight to make the class impactful for their classmates. 

Lily Barozzini

Oct 14, 2021

Student Creativity, Research Flourish Despite Pandemic

See student work and research, from fashion design to fiber and polymer science.