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Wenna Han

Aug 13, 2021

Getting to Know Wenna Han: 2021-2022 Provost’s Fellowship Recipient

Wenna Han, recipient of the 2021-2022 Provost’s Fellowship, joins Wilson College of Textiles as a doctoral student in the textile technology management program this fall. 

Seonyoung Youn

Jul 28, 2021

Getting to Know Seonyoung Youn: 2021-2022 Provost’s Fellowship Recipient

Seonyoung Youn, recipient of the 2021-2022 Provost’s Fellowship, joins NC State Wilson College of Textiles as a doctoral student in the fiber and polymer science program this fall. 

ZTE sock robot

Jul 27, 2021

Best Foot Forward: Zeis Textiles Extension Putting New Sock Machine to Use

A new robot at the Zeis Textiles Extension is producing not only customizable socks but also valuable learning experiences for students. 

The transition to an online world

Jul 21, 2021

Wilson College Ph.D. Student Places Second in Nationwide Video Contest Reflecting on Pandemic

Caitlin Knowles' thoughtful expression of how she adapted during a challenging year resonated with judges. 

Chandler Probert

Jun 11, 2021

Chandler Probert: Finding Opportunities Outside the Lab

By Debbie Willmschen When Chandler Probert stepped onto the red bricks at NC State University, he knew he wanted to find new ways to explore opportunities. Probert earned his bachelor’s degree in polymer and color chemistry and then his master’s degree in textile engineering in the Wilson College of Textiles, where he discovered a passion for… 

S M Fijul Kabir

May 20, 2021

S M Fijul Kabir: Exploring New Technologies Leads to a New Field of Study

S M Fijul Kabir dreamed about attending the NC State Wilson College of Textiles since he first thought about studying textiles. He was impressed with the college’s reputation and wanted to pursue his passion in textile research here. But after starting the program, he learned of technologies that led to new areas of research and, eventually, a new field of study. 

Dakota Batch

Mar 3, 2021

Dakota Batch: Shifting to a Global Perspective

After turning her love of sewing into a pursuit of a doctorate, Dakota Batch has found her true passion. She’s going beyond classroom learning in the Textile Technology Management program to research the entrepreneurial ecosystem within the textile industry — and identifying ways to connect women with the support they need. 

Jiyang Chen

Mar 3, 2021

Jiyang Chen: The Journey from Textiles to Biomedical Engineering

In 2013, Jiyang Chen began a journey from Shanghai to Raleigh — from his father’s clothing company to NC State Wilson College of Textiles. Although he thought his course of study was already set, along the way, he discovered an exciting new interest and career path.