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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.