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Lainey Volz wears a blue dress and ponytail and looks at a series of industrial embroidery machines at work in an ITMA showroom. The machines (left) are embroidering yellow fabrics.

Jun 28, 2023

Witnessing Innovation and Making Valuable Connections at ITMA

Wilson College of Textiles students, staff and faculty traveled to Milan, Italy for the world’s largest textile and garment technology exhibition. 

Richard Kotek (left) shows a student to his right a color chart. The two stand in a chemistry lab in the Wilson College of Textiles. Both wear safety glasses.

Jun 16, 2023

Richard Kotek Reflects Fondly on a Career Path That Took Him from Poland to North Carolina

After retirement, Richard Kotek looks forward to making a lot more visits to his home country of Poland. 

Weaving of the face of Kate Nartker.

Jun 2, 2023

Narrative Thread

Kate Nartker weaves her magic — then animates it — to show a whole different side to textiles. 

3D printed carbon dioxide filter

Jun 1, 2023

You Can Make Carbon Dioxide Filters With a 3D Printer

NC State researchers demonstrated that it’s possible to make carbon dioxide capture filters using 3D printing. 

Yingjiao Xu stands in front of a textile wall hanging. A wall of windows is to her left and grey, carpeted stairs are to her right.

May 31, 2023

A “Coach” At Heart, Yingjiao Xu’s Lasting Impact on Students, Alumni, Colleagues Earns Her Accolades

Wilson College of Textiles professor is recipient of 2023 Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professorship. 

Students in red caps and gowns clap and smile at the ceremony, their family and friends sit in the audience behind them.

May 29, 2023

Celebrate May 2023 Commencement in Photos

Wilson College of Textiles undergraduate, master's and doctoral students officially turned their tassels in May. 

A Tonelli sets in front of his desk in his office and works at his computer. His office walls are covered in awards, diplomas and photos.

Apr 26, 2023

Al Tonelli’s Personal Touch Endeared Him to Generations of Students

He retires with over 500 publications and a legacy of guiding students to successful careers. 

Fluorescent dyes illuminate a developing fly

Apr 21, 2023

New Fluorescent Dyes Help Illuminate Microscopic Life

An NC State researcher is using fluorescent dyes to illuminate biological processes at a small scale. 

Professor Sam Hudson shakes hands with graduate student Sonja Salmon

Apr 12, 2023

NC State Professor Emeritus Leaves Legacy of Mentorship, Sustainability and Joy

Professor Emeritus Sam Hudson is a world renowned expert in biomaterials, and instills curiosity and joy in those around him. 

A student stands next to a mannequin dressed in a red off-the-shoulder gown with white trim made entirely from paper hearts. A sign reads: “Design #3 Alicia Ibarra”.

Mar 29, 2023

Hemline for Hearts Inspires with its Seventh Annual Competition

Wilson College of Textiles students participate in the Hemline for Hearts competition, designing dresses and developing marketing campaigns to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease.