Five TATM Students Win Awards from Nation’s Largest Fashion Scholarship Fund
Five NC State College of Textiles students recently were named 2018 Fashion Scholarship Fund winners. Each was awarded money toward their education expenses and given access to valuable internship opportunities.
‘Protegete’ Improves Agriculture Through Textile Design
Collaborating with experts in NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Fashion and Textile Design student Ashley Maurice created garments designed to protect North Carolina tobacco field workers.
After a career behind the scenes in theater, College of Textiles graduate student Lisa Bledsoe explores expressive design in orthotics.
TE Alumnus Improving American Energy Efficiency
College of Textiles alumnus Andrew Parker (Textile Engineering ‘09) works toward a more sustainable future as an engineer with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which conducts energy efficiency research on behalf of the federal government.
Fiber and Polymer Science Graduate Students Receive Research Grants
Two College of Textiles doctoral students recently received funding for their research projects through the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Foundation. Recipients Tushar Bambharoliya and Radhika Vaid are both members of Dr. Martin King’s Bio-Medical Textiles Research Group, conducting research focused on developing biodegradable medical materials that can be reabsorbed into the body.
Dressed for Success
College of Textiles doctoral student Emily Law wonders if changing your outfit can change your perspective -- or even your life. Her master’s thesis research indicated that clothing choice has a notable effect on student participation and focus, and is taking her research to the next level and further examining the psychology of fashion.
Hemline for Hearts Design Competition Returns for Second Year
The service learning project between the American Heart Association and College of Textiles students seeks to raise awareness of women’s heart health through a “Project Runway” style competition that culminates at Crabtree Valley Mall in February.
Fall 2017 Commencement is December 15
NC State and the College of Textiles graduation take place on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Degrees will be conferred on 130 graduates, 69 undergraduates and 61 graduate students.
Textiles Student Chosen as a Three Minute Thesis Winner
Textiles student Ashish Kapoor was on of three Ph.D. students chosen from 10 finalists as winners in the Graduate School’s 2018 Three Minute Thesis.
Building a Better Bra
It’s almost a rule that the more attractive a bra is, the less comfortable it feels -- and vice versa. A bra that doesn’t cause shoulder or back pain, supports the breasts and allows freedom of movement has all the aesthetic appeal of an ACE bandage, while a bra built for looks is as pleasant to wear as a stiletto heel. NC State College of Textiles student Sophie Nunno-Gorbachev ‘19 believes there is a better way, and, as the recent recipient of a grant from the Office of Undergraduate Research, she is well on her way to designing a bra that marries form and function.