Our People

May 24, 2018

A Spirit of Adventure

Being a Shelton National Scholar and Centennial Scholar helped Samantha Casey broaden her horizons, embrace her opportunities and develop her leadership abilities.

May 16, 2018

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.

May 8, 2018  |  Honors and Awards

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.

May 7, 2018  |  Honors and Awards

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.

May 7, 2018  |  Our People

Textile Engineering Student Defines High Performance

High performance defines every aspect of Textiles student Courtney Oswald’s college career. It is evidenced in her pursuit of academic excellence, in two internship experiences, in her role as president of the Textile Engineering Society, and, quite literally, in her undergraduate research in the area of protective and performance textiles.

May 4, 2018  |  Honors and Awards

Pourdeyhimi and Seyam Win Holladay Medals

Two Textiles faculty received Holladay Medals, the university’s highest honor. The Holladay Medal recognizes outstanding achievement and sustained impact in research, teaching or extension and engagement.

May 2, 2018  |  Our People

Textile Engineering Student Leads Project on Solar Bus Stop

It is hard to believe that Christian Rust, a rising-senior Park Scholar double majoring in textile engineering and chemical engineering, once questioned his ability to make an impact on a campus as large as NC State’s. But with a passion for service and human-centered innovation, Rust has come to the right place to leave his legacy.

Apr 27, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Revolutionizing the Pointe Shoe

Inspired by three young ballerinas in her family, graduate student Brittany Buckner is researching ways to make pointe shoes less expensive and more durable. She's looking for ballerinas to take her survey so that she can make impactful changes.

Apr 27, 2018  |  Honors and Awards

Bill Oxenham Receives Distinguished Graduate Professorship Award

William Oxenham, the Abel C. Lineberger Chaired Professor at NC State University’s College of Textiles, was one of four NC State faculty to receive the Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professorship Award for for 2018. The award, which recognizes outstanding graduate level teaching at NC State, was presented at the 2018 Faculty Awards and Mathews Medal Ceremony on April 23, 2018.

Apr 25, 2018  |  Our People

Textiles Students Design Sustainable Solutions

In this senior design course, students have two semesters to create a solution to a textiles industry problem. This year, several projects focus on sustainability.