Making an Impact: ZTE Fuels Innovation and Boosts NC Economy
Whether a local startup needs help testing a product, a national company wants assistance developing a new fiber or a global business is looking for workforce training, the College of Textiles is here to help. Since 2006, Zeis Textiles Extension (ZTE) has taught more than 650 courses to nearly 15,000 students with an economic impact in excess of $350 million. Read more about the extension and its mission to foster innovation and boost the local economy.
All Sewn Up
Dr. Hui Cong will soon return to her hometown in China -- but she is leaving behind a body of work that will help make better, longer lasting surgical materials. She has focused her research here at the College of Textiles on absorbable barbed sutures -- monofilaments that each look like the thorned stem of a rose -- which eliminate the need for tying knots, thus reducing surgical time and promoting wound healing.
Two Textiles Faculty Recognized for Outstanding Extension Service
Two College of Textiles faculty members have received the NC State University Outstanding Extension Service Award, which acknowledges exceptional extension engagement and economic development activities. Learn more about recipients Dr. Karen K. Leonas and Dr. Bryan Ormond.
Dr. Cynthia L. Istook Named Cornelson Family Distinguished Professor
Dr. Cynthia Istook, professor in the department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM), has been named the Cornelson Family Distinguished Professor of Textile and Apparel Design, effective April 1. The professorship was established in 1987 to help advance the field of textile and apparel design. Istook is a leader in this field, molding tomorrow’s pioneers and actively working to improve apparel design through emerging technology.
Textile Technology alumna Jasmine Cox charts her own course in work at the Textile Technology Center and in graduate school online through the College of Textiles.
Greater Good Textile Group to Host 3rd Annual Sustainable Business Forum
The Greater Good Textile Group will host its third annual Sustainable Business forum, featuring local clothing companies TS Designs and Pamut Apparel, on April 5.
Meet Jeff Sackaroff, New Director of Student and Career Services
Jeff Sackaroff is excited to get to work. The NC State alumnus recently joined the College of Textiles as its new director of Student and Career Services, effective March 1, and he has already made plans to streamline the system and make more tools available to students.
Kelsey Boes, poised to receive her Ph.D. in Fiber and Polymer Science, has a bright future in science communication.
Shamey Named Ciba Professor of Textile Chemistry
Dr. Renzo Shamey, professor and University Scholar in the department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science, has been named the Ciba Professor of Textile Chemistry, effective March 1, 2018. The Ciba professorship recognizes an expert in the field of color and the coloration process and supports their research into color science.
Wide Open Future in Closed Loop Fashion
TATM master’s candidate Caitlin McCall designs for a better tomorrow, using recycled nonwoven materials to create the clothing of the future.