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Emma Myer-Medina (left) and Januka Budhathoki-Uprety (right) work at a lab bench examining liquid in vials. Emma is using a pipette to add liquid into the vial. Both wear face masks, gloves, protective eyewear and lab coats.

Jan 24, 2023

Undergraduates Contribute to Textile Research in Sustainability, Health through Summer REU Program

The Research Experience for Undergraduates offers paid research opportunities at NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles. 

Three students sit at a desk, all looking at Barry Brady, who stands in front of a monitor, partially in view, that reads “Identification, Impact”. The classroom walls are blue and the students sit on yellow chairs.

Jan 19, 2023

Faculty-created Seminar Highlights “Real-World” Sustainability in Textiles Industry

Professor Karen Leonas brings five industry professionals to the Wilson College of Textiles to share knowledge and innovation about sustainability in the field. 

Two students work at a table in the Senior Design Lab. Textile samples are on the table they are working at, and the PPE suit they are working to improve is visible hanging on a whiteboard behind them.

Jan 17, 2023

Wilson College of Textiles Students Develop More Sustainable PPE

A group of NC State University seniors partnered with Pine Bluff Arsenal to choose a new material for coveralls worn by members of the U.S. Army. 

Photo shows visitors Deborah Ross and Katherine Tai watching a demonstration of Pyroman as Sean Deaton explains it to them. The photo is taken from a high angle and the back of their heads are visible.

Jan 10, 2023

Ambassador Tai Visits Wilson College of Textiles

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai learned more about the innovative horizon of the textile industry during a visit to the Wilson College of Textiles. 

Photo of Yiduo Yang outside of the Wilson College of Textiles.

Jan 5, 2023

Wilson College of Textiles Student Earns NC State’s Goodnight Doctoral Fellowship

The new fellowship at NC State University guarantees competitive pay for doctoral students. 

Textile Recycling Bin

Dec 22, 2022

Serving Sustainability with NC State Volleyball

NC State Athletics’ Sustainable Wolfpack initiative teams up for sustainable win. 

The photo is taken outside of the Wilson College of Textiles at dusk. On the left side, a person stands smiling with a purple instant camera held up to their face to take a picture of two new graduates on the right side of the photo. The two graduates wear a red cap and gown and both hold their facsimile diplomas and bouquets of flowers. Both also hold up peace signs with one hand. They stand in front of a red banner with the Wilson College of Textiles logo that reads "Congratulations!"

Dec 20, 2022

Relive December Commencement in Photos

Celebrate the Wilson College of Textiles' 80 new graduates with these galleries. 

Photo of Jon Rust in front of a wall of red banners. He wears a black suit, white collared shirt and red tie.

Nov 30, 2022

Retiring Professor Jon Rust Leaves Lasting Legacy Through Students, Research

He’s pushed the textile industry forward through his research and consulting, and advanced the college through his many leadership roles, but he’s most proud of the mentorship he’s provided to students. 

Elizabeth Siu and classmates posing together.

Nov 28, 2022

Elizabeth Siu Studies Energy, Sustainability in Puerto Rico

A summer in Puerto Rico taught textile engineering student Elizabeth Siu about energy and sustainability, and helped her build a newfound confidence along the way. 

Embroidery machine

Nov 22, 2022

Researchers Eye Embroidery as Low-Cost Solution for Making Wearable Electronics

NC State researchers discovered a low-cost, scalable method for making wearable devices.