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In a lab wearing a lab coat, gloves and goggles, Januka Budhathoki-Uprety (right) explains a concept to Ashley Lamb and Hannah Dewey.

Apr 22, 2024

Wilson College of Textiles Faculty Member Receives 2024 Outstanding Teacher Award

Assistant Professor Januka Budhathoki-Uprety credits her recognition with her dedication to students, prowess at explaining complex topics. 

Ericka Ford (right) and another person, each in white lab coats, operate a machine with switches that spins a fiber.

Apr 18, 2024

Wilson College Faculty’s Research, Mentorship Earns Her University Honors

Associate Professor Ericka Ford is now a 2023-24 University Faculty Scholar.  

A close up picture of a piece of fabric

Apr 18, 2024

NC State researchers use machine learning to create a fabric-based touch sensor

As the field of wearable electronics gains more interest and new functions are added to clothing, an embroidery-based sensor or “button” capable of controlling those functions becomes increasingly important. 

An NC State student studying abroad enjoys a guided paragliding outing over Switzerland.

Apr 16, 2024

It’s a Wolfpack World

The Wolfpack may call North Carolina home, but our impact spans all seven continents. Read about faculty and student experiences in two of those continents. 

Nelson Vinueza adjusts a mass spectometry machine.

Apr 15, 2024

Faculty Member Uses Dyes to Research Degenerative Diseases

Nelson Vinueza, associate professor at NC State University, analyzes dyes to uncover valuable findings in health, forensics and sustainability. 

Dr. Lonny Carter and Dr. Bryan Ormond

Mar 27, 2024

Two Outstanding Graduates Recognized with 2024 Distinguished Young Alumni Awards

Since graduating from the Wilson College of Textiles, Lonny Carter and Bryan Ormond have gone above and beyond to distinguish themselves through their professional achievements, groundbreaking research and alignment with the college’s core values. 

Bryan Ormond

Mar 27, 2024

Bryan Ormond ’07, ’12 Wins a 2024 Distinguished Young Alumni Award

In honor of his professional achievements, life-changing research and alignment with the college's core values, Bryan Ormond was named a recipient of the Wilson College of Textiles 2024 Distinguished Young Alumni Award. 

Headshot of Büşra Özdemir.

Mar 25, 2024

Ph.D. Student Büşra Özdemir Researches Respirators with The Nonwovens Institute 

Büşra Özdemir is a Ph.D. student in the fiber and polymer science program at the Wilson College of Textiles currently researching the behavior of nonwovens and the structure of respirators at The Nonwovens Institute. 

Dynamic PyroMan on fire in the Textile Protection and Comfort Center.

Mar 18, 2024

TPACC Researchers Unveil “Game-changing” Technology to Test Firefighter Thermal Wear

“Dynamic PyroMan” improves upon NC State’s 30-year-old manikin, providing a window into how thermal wear performs in flames. 

PCC students in the dyeing and finishing lab hold screen printed tote bags and t-shirts.

Mar 11, 2024

Chemistry and Community: Undergraduate Students Gain Experience with the American Society of Textile Chemists and Colorists 

The American Society of Textile Chemists and Colorists allows students at the Wilson College of Textiles to develop a network of like-minded peers and increase their confidence in pursuing STEM careers.