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Senior Design

a student setting up a fabric sample for testing

Jun 9, 2022

From NC State Labs to The North Face Headquarters

Wilson College of Textiles alumni working at The North Face guide the next generation of textile engineers and technologists through Senior Design. 

three students giving a presentation to a professor in hunt library

May 31, 2022

Students Develop Industry-Caliber Products, Processes for Senior Design

Senior textile engineering and textile technology students partner with industry sponsors each year for this capstone program. 

Jasmine Cox

May 13, 2022

Jasmine Cox ’13, ’20: Connecting Others to a World-Class Textiles Education

Current Ph.D. student Jasmine Cox ’13, ’20, who is president-elect of the Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council, helps alumni connect with their alma mater while also giving students from rural North Carolina access to a world-class textile technology education. 

Lauren Durrell holding a custom shoe design

Apr 19, 2022

Lauren Durrell ’14: A Passion for Combating Waste Led to a Dream Career at Nike

Lauren Durrell '14 discovered her passion for fighting climate change as a student, and it led to her current role: project manager of sustainable innovation at Nike. 

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. 

people viewing senior design poster

Nov 3, 2021

Senior Design Students Share Progress, Receive Feedback During Poster Session

Each team of textile technology and textile engineer students works with an industry sponsor to solve real world problems, from testing methods to product development. 

TECS students in the classroom

Nov 2, 2021

Where Textiles Meets STEM

In the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science, STEM majors can discover surprising opportunities and exceptional career preparation. 

Students participating in Rice Bag Challenge

Aug 31, 2021

Designing For Good: Seniors Transform Rice Bags into Solutions

Senior textile engineering and textile technology students used their Think and Do mentality to transform rice bags into affordable solutions for developing nations. 

Wolf statue with mask

Jan 14, 2021

Facing the Future

By: Loren Strong Senior Design class prepares students in textile engineering and textile technology to become innovative problem solvers. It also shows that knowledge, creativity and teamwork go a long way in meeting any challenge. In a pandemic year marked by near-constant disruption, senior textile engineering and textile technology students continued the Wilson College tradition… 

2020 graduates overhead photo

May 8, 2020

Carving Their Own Path

By Delisha Hinton Members of the Class of 2020 never would have imagined being anywhere else but here at the end of their academic journey. But then again, their college experience has been unlike any other in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Skills developed through research projects, team presentations, internships, student organization meetings, study abroad…