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A microscopic image of fibroblast cells on nylon.

Feb 3, 2023

Textiles Researchers Prepare Stem Cells to Become Organ Tissue

An NC State researcher is laying the foundation to grow stem cells into replacement organ tissue, which would eliminate the need for donor organs. 

Mengmeng Zhu and Rui Wang stand Aidan Lim (seated in office chair) as they all look at results on a computer monitor. In the foreground a giant tan machine with batteries and red and white cables is visible.

Feb 3, 2023

Undergraduate Researches Clean Energy, Gains Hands-On Experience

Textile engineering Senior Aidan Lim spent the summer working with Assistant Professor Mengmeng Zhu in her research on lithium-ion battery life prediction as part of the Research Experience for Undergraduates. 

Emma Myer-Medina (left) and Januka Budhathoki-Uprety (right) work at a lab bench examining liquid in vials. Emma is using a pipette to add liquid into the vial. Both wear face masks, gloves, protective eyewear and lab coats.

Jan 24, 2023

Undergraduates Contribute to Textile Research in Sustainability, Health through Summer REU Program

The Research Experience for Undergraduates offers paid research opportunities at NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles. 

Two students work at a table in the Senior Design Lab. Textile samples are on the table they are working at, and the PPE suit they are working to improve is visible hanging on a whiteboard behind them.

Jan 17, 2023

Wilson College of Textiles Students Develop More Sustainable PPE

A group of NC State University seniors partnered with Pine Bluff Arsenal to choose a new material for coveralls worn by members of the U.S. Army. 

Photo of Yiduo Yang outside of the Wilson College of Textiles.

Jan 5, 2023

Wilson College of Textiles Student Earns NC State’s Goodnight Doctoral Fellowship

The new fellowship at NC State University guarantees competitive pay for doctoral students. 

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. 

The three student winners from the 3MT competition stand with university employees on either side in front of a screen with the 3MT logo.

Nov 11, 2022

Wilson College Research Shines in Three Minute Thesis Competition

This year’s “people’s choice” winner, and two other finalists, are Wilson College graduate students. 

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. 

fountain at the Wilson College of Textiles Graduate Commons (outdoors) with trees in fall colors in the background

Oct 25, 2022

Wilson College of Textiles, VF Foundation Partner to Support Future Leaders of the Apparel, Footwear Industries

Winners of the VF Student Impact Awards will receive a fellowship to help fund and share their research.