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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. 

aerial photo showing the Wilson College of Textiles in the foreground and Lake Raleigh behind.

Nov 17, 2022

Wilson College of Textiles Researchers Earn Funding to Advance Medicine

The Comparative Medicine Institute saw promise in research proposals submitted by faculty and graduate students alike. 

Kate Nartker uses TC2 loom in the Wilson College of Textiles lab. Behind her, a bookshelf with spools of colorful thread can be seen. The beginnings of the weave are visible: a bright orange geometric pattern.

Nov 4, 2022

Wilson College Faculty Member Aims to Bring Weaving to the Big Screen

Assistant Professor Kate Nartker's trailer for the short film "Whose Woods Are These" marks an expansion of her groundbreaking animated weaving work. 

person stands in soybean field (back right corner).

Oct 11, 2022

New Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration Will Tackle Global Challenges

Wilson College of Textiles faculty member Sonja Salmon is leading a collaboration between NC State and the Technical University of Denmark that aims to uncover new biology-based methods for CO2 management and sustainable fertilizer production. 

Lori Rothenberg (left) sits a white office chair with a black cushion behind a desk with a laptop in front of her. Delisia Matthews (right) stands with her hand resting on the armrest of Lori's office chair.

Oct 5, 2022

Wilson College of Textiles Faculty and Lenovo Partner for Data Trade Gateway Program

Lenovo's support helped faculty provide this data visualization tool to North Carolina HBCUs and minority-owned businesses. 

Knee brace

Sep 9, 2022

Users Care About Assistive Devices’ Look, Feel and Smell

People considered the look, texture and smell of assistive devices in online reviews, an NC State study found. 

Tom Schroeder

Sep 1, 2022

Tom Schroeder Joins Wilson College Faculty After Completing Post-doctoral Studies at Harvard 

He looks to organisms like electric eels for insights on how to make the next generation of materials. 

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. 

woman in wheelchair models in fashion show

May 3, 2022

How Universal Design Can Inform Inclusive Fashion

What does it mean for fashion to be inclusive or adaptive? We asked an NC State fashion expert. 

Amanda Mills in Senior Design lab

Apr 11, 2022

Amanda Mills Advances E-textiles, Encourages Next Generation of Researchers

Assistant Research Professor Amanda Mills discusses her path to the Wilson College of Textiles, her research and her dedication to providing research opportunities for students.