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Tag: Dr. Karen Leonas

graphic showing all UN Sustainable Development Goals

May 12, 2022

Putting PEP in the Wilson Step: How Research Opportunities Impact Student Experiences

The Provost's Professional Experience Program provided Addison Seay with paid research experience and the opportunity to advance sustainability within the textiles industry. 

student working in spinning lab

Apr 22, 2022

Zeis Textiles Extension Plays Leading Role in Promoting Environmentally Sustainable Growth

From virtual conferences with world-class speakers to research and industry partnerships, ZTE is helping create a more sustainable future for textiles. 

Alyssa McNamara

Feb 21, 2022

Passion for the Unknown, Possibilities in Sustainability Drive Master’s Student Alyssa McNamara

Textile technology alumna Alyssa McNamara is dedicated to improving sustainability in the textile industry both through her role at Spoonflower and her master's studies at the Wilson College of Textiles. 

Sustainability graphic

Feb 2, 2022

Karen Leonas’ Research Projects Provide a Wide Variety of Real World Experiences for Students

One of her pet projects, the Wastewater Toolbox 101, provides valuable help to plant managers all around the globe. 

Professor Leonas and her students

Nov 23, 2021

Bringing Back The Best

Meet the Wilson College of Textiles faculty members who transitioned from students to faculty while bringing their best back to campus. 

Students recycling textile

Nov 18, 2021

Sustainability Committee Makes A Difference

Staff, faculty and students collaborate to improve sustainability at the Wilson College of Textiles. 

Anna Labar and Alex Tointon

Oct 18, 2021

Students Explore Sustainability in Textiles Through Research, New Course

A new course at the Wilson College of Textiles equips students with the sustainability knowledge to effect change. Two undergraduate students provided insight to make the class impactful for their classmates. 

Nigel Carlton

Oct 3, 2019

Meet Young Alumnus Nigel Carlton

We spoke to alumnus Nigel Carlton (B.S. TE '17, M.S. TE '19) about why he chose to attend the Wilson College of Textiles, his work with TPACC and the reality of searching for a job while limited to a specific geographic location.  

ORNL summer intern Yue Yuan

Jul 19, 2019

Learning to Lead

Over the past year, almost two dozen women at the Wilson College of Textiles have benefited from professional development grants through the Ellen Rohde Leadership Initiative. Female students, faculty and staff have been able to network and learn through travel to conferences, workshops and research opportunities worldwide as a result of these grants, honing their leadership skills and widening their career paths.