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Oct 4, 2015

Outfitting First Responders

Researchers with the Textile Protection and Comfort Center (T-PACC) work on next-generation uniforms for emergency workers as part of a $718,000 grant project funded by the Department of Homeland Security. Read more. 

Jaclyn Smith and Dr. Genevieve Van de Bittner in the lab

Sep 22, 2015

Centennial Scholar: From PCC Graduate to the PhD Graduate Program at Johns Hopkins

When Jaclyn Smith, a Centennial Scholar and Caldwell Fellow, graduated from the Wilson College of Textiles last May, she took with her an impressive list of achievements: a B.S. in Polymer & Color Chemistry (PCC) – Medical Textiles Concentration, a B.S. in Biochemistry, and minors in Genetics and Biotechnology. Those credentials and connections she made… 

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Sep 21, 2015

PCC Alum Wins Prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship

For the 75 percent of American women who color their hair and those professionals who apply that color, the research of Wilson College of Textiles doctoral student Tova Williams (‘14) could have significant personal impact. The National Science Foundation (NSF) thinks so highly of her work and potential that the organization recently awarded her a… 

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Sep 21, 2015

Students’ Alternative Service Break Experiences Bring Valuable Lessons on Life, Learning and Purpose

Morgan Wilkins chose to spend her 2015 Spring Break not on the beaches of Fort Lauderdale but learning generations-old weaving techniques in Guatemala through NC State’s Alternative Service Break (ASB) trip program. This is a unique service-learning experience in which students engage in direct service to a community, while being immersed in the culture and customs… 

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Sep 21, 2015

Dr. Ghosh Named a Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Recipient for his Smart Textiles Research

Dr. Tushar Ghosh, professor in the College’s Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science Department, and Dr. Alper Bozkurt, a professor in the College of Engineering, received funding from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund to support their work on a second-generation prototype of their Fabric-based Integrated Sensing Technology (FIrST). Learn more about Fabric-based Integrated Sensing Technology 

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Sep 20, 2015

Conference Focused on the Advantages of Digital Textile Printing

Nearly 100 textile product suppliers and producers with an interest in digital textile printing gathered at the Wilson College of Textiles Sept. 30 to discuss the benefits that accompany this rapidly emerging technology. Keynote speaker Joe Quinn of Walmart spoke on bringing manufacturing back to America, and NC State researchers celebrated the official opening of the College’s new digital textile printing… 

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Sep 16, 2015

Career Fair Brings Record Number of Companies to College of Textiles

The 2015 Textile Job Forum and Career Fair held Sept. 10 was the College’s largest fair in 30 years with 64 companies attending. More than one third of those were new to the Career Fair or returned after a decade or more. All of the companies that attended have some connection to the textile/apparel complex; raw material to retail were represented,… 

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Sep 14, 2015

Donor Giving to College of Textiles up 117 Percent

Donor giving to the Wilson College of Textiles topped $3.8 million last year, up 117 percent over the previous year. The generosity of college alumni and supporters helped NC State break fundraising records for the fifth year in a row, boosting donations for scholarships, research, academic programs and faculty support to an all-time high. In the… 

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Sep 1, 2015

Applications now being accepted for Doing Business Internationally-Mexico, Spring 2016

Doing Business Internationally is an exciting program that we have developed for our outstanding textile students.  Eight years ago, we put together an annual “Doing Business Internationally” Program in which we worked with the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s International Trade Division (ITD) and the Small Business Center of Wake Technical Community College (Wake Tech). … 

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Aug 12, 2015

Kassi Dibert

Kassi Dibert – from Gastonia, NC graduated from Forestview High School. Kassi has been awarded the North Carolina Textile Foundation W. Duke Kimbrell Centennial Scholarship to study in a textile degree program at NC State. Kassi took several Advanced Placement courses, including World History, Psychology, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, European History, Government & Politics, Environmental Science, Calculus,…