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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. 

Genevieve Garland (left) and her mentor Cynthia Istook pose for a photo at Garland's commencement ceremony.

Sep 2, 2022

NC State Leader Genevieve Garland ’00, ’02, ’13 Honors a Lifelong Mentor by Paying Forward Her Invaluable Support

Cynthia Istook’s leadership in the textiles field and the incredible impact she’s had on Genevieve Garland’s life inspired her to honor her mentor by establishing the Cynthia L. Istook Textiles Graduate Endowment. 

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. 

Olivia Hartung taking notes in the Sustainable Dye Chemistry Lab

Aug 15, 2022

High School Student Sharpens Research Skills in Wilson College’s Sustainable Dye Chemistry Lab

A grant from the North Carolina Textile Foundation helped faculty member Tova Williams provide a unique opportunity in STEM education. 

textile craft

Aug 1, 2022

During COVID-19 Lockdowns, Textile Arts Helped Older Adults to Cope

An NC State researcher explored how textile arts and crafts helped adults isolated in senior living facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Wilson College of Textiles sign

Jul 26, 2022

Three Wilson College of Textiles Faculty Members Earned Promotions in 2021-2022 Academic Year

Three faculty members at the Wilson College of Textiles have recently earned promotions. Read about their journey and the current research they are doing at the college. 

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Jul 14, 2022

Wilson College of Textiles Professor Honored for Engineering Education Work 

The American Society for Engineering Education has presented Professor Jerome Lavelle with its National Engineering Economy Teaching Excellence Award. 

Kate Nartker standing in front of colored thread

Jul 7, 2022

Textile Design Faculty Headed to Sweden on Fulbright Scholarship

Assistant Professor Kate Nartker will spend Spring 2023 researching and teaching in Sweden as a Fulbright Scholar. 

Tova Williams

Jun 30, 2022

Tova Williams Named Research Assistant Professor at Wilson College of Textiles

Armed with both a Ph.D. and private industry experience, she felt called to return to NC State. 

Traci Lamar reviews an embroidery sample from Leeman Smith

Apr 13, 2022

Professor Traci Lamar Wins Outstanding Teacher Awards

Professor Traci Lamar, director of the textile design concentration, is a winner of Outstanding Teacher Awards given out by both NC State and the university's Alumni Association.