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firefighters putting out house fire

Mar 2, 2022

Helping Set the Standard

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reviews standards for first responders’ gear every three to five years. Using its world-leading testing systems, the Textile Protection and Comfort Center at the Wilson College of Textiles has made technical contributions that have helped create new testing methods and updated existing standards for firefighter turnout gear, including turnout suits and gloves. 

(F.I.E.R.O.) Symposium

Nov 16, 2021

TPACC Researcher Presents Findings to Leaders in Firefighting Industry

A study by the Wilson College of Textiles' Textile Protection and Comfort Center finds new ways to protect firefighters from heat stress. 

Sophie Guevel

Sep 17, 2021

Sophie Guevel: Working Behind the Scenes to Make an Impact

Sophie Guevel, research associate with the Textile Protection and Comfort Center, in the Wilson College of Textiles, was recognized with the 2020 Outstanding Extension Award for her continued contributions in keeping the center on the leading edge of testing technologies. 

green beam on black background

Sep 13, 2021

Researchers Are Developing Better Tests for Face Coverings With New Tech

Backed by a grant from the CDC, NC State researchers are working on new technology to simultaneously test face coverings' breathability, filtration and fit. 

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.  

Centennial Campus in the fall

Feb 26, 2019

Path to Professorship

The four alumnae we profile in this story are all professors -- ever-curious, perpetual learners with patience and a passion for textiles. They come from different backgrounds, even continents, but they all found their place at the Wilson College of Textiles and in the halls of academia. Read on to learn more about their journey from student to professor. 

Techtextil event crowd

Feb 8, 2019

Meet Us at Techtextil North America

The Wilson College of Textiles will be the center of the textile world this February 26-28, when it hosts Techtextil North America 2019 as its first official academic partner. Techtextil North America is an annual trade event dedicated to the technical textiles and nonwovens industry. For three days this month, manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and industry professionals from all over the world will gather in the City of Oaks to network, learn and share the latest advancements in textile technology. 

Dr. Ormond and grad student

Oct 23, 2018

Five Questions with Dr. Bryan Ormond

Get to know Dr. Bryan Ormond, a double alumnus who has recently joined the College of Textiles as an assistant professor in the area of textile and protective clothing chemistry for the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science (TECS).