Pasquinelli Named Fellow of American Chemical Society
Dr. Melissa Pasquinelli, associate department head and director of graduate programs in the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science at the College of Textiles at NC State, has been named Fellow of the American Chemical Society in recognition for her outstanding achievements in and contributions to the field and excellent volunteer service to the community.
Two Ph.D. Students Receive VF Assistantships
When NC State and VF Corporation announced a collaborative, strategic partnership in January 2018, one of the goals was to support student development at NC State. To that end, two College of Textiles Ph.D. students have been named recipients of the VF Graduate Assistantship in Apparel and Footwear. This award supports outstanding graduate students conducting research on emerging and advanced topics in apparel and footwear of interest to VF, home to such brands as Reef, Wrangler and The North Face.
Several Textiles Students Receive AATCC Foundation Awards
Recently, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) announced that its philantrhopic arm, the AATCC Foundation, Inc., had awarded graduate fellowships and scholarships in support of textile student research and education. Among the winners were several outstanding NC State College of Textiles students. The recipients are listed below with links to their thoughts on the awards.
NC State Named Company of the Year by Supply Chain Management Association
NC State has been chosen as the 2018 Company of the Year from the Triangle chapter of the American Production and Inventory Control Society, a supply chain management association.
Welcome to the Pack, 2018 Class of Centennial Scholars!
We are delighted to introduce you to the 2018 class of Centennial Scholarship recipients, incoming freshmen chosen on the basis of high academic achievement, proven and potential leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and unique life experiences. This year’s group of scholars is comprised of artists, athletes, actors, musicians, community leaders and volunteers, who have all worked hard to get here and want to make the world a better place.
From Wolfpack to TemperPack
College of Textiles alumnus Michael Scipione is using the skills he learned as a member of the Wolfpack in his career with an environmentally-friendly packaging company. The 2015 NC State graduate, with bachelor’s degrees in both Textile Engineering and biomedical engineering, is the director of research and development at TemperPack.
In the spring of 2018, graduate students taught by Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management professor Dr. Karen K. Leonas partnered with industry leaders from American & Efird and The Sustainability Consortium to work on pressing sustainability concerns in the textile field. Through two separate projects, graduate students in TTM 591 sought solutions to problems in the areas of dyes and chemicals, packaging sustainability, recycling and wastewater -- and learned along the way that although these challenges are complex and industry-wide, small groups of enthusiastic minds can make great strides toward change.
Protection by Design
North Carolina has the sixth largest migrant worker population in the nation; conservative estimates number these farmworkers and their dependents at 150,000 per growing season. Migrant laborers face on-the-job hazards like UV radiation, heatstroke and pesticide poisoning, yet they work long days in clothing ill-suited for the fields. New Fashion and Textile Design graduate Ashley Maurice challenged herself to help these workers through a project she calls Protégete, Spanish for “protect yourself,” and Textile Technology major Ngoc Nguyen joined the team to search for a protective fabric finish for these garments.
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.