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Senior Design

Emily McGuinness

Aug 22, 2017

TE Alumna Emily McGuinness ’16 Pursues Her Ph.D.

NC State double alumna and Textiles graduate Emily McGuinness '16 is earning her Ph.D. and working toward her goal of teaching at the university level. A National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow, she was also offered a fellowship with the National Science Foundation. 

Justin Rigdon

May 3, 2017

Mathews Medal Winner Demonstrates Resolve, Commitment to His Education, Military Students

As a Textile Engineering major, military veteran and father to three young children, Justin Rigdon, 27, knows what it means to persevere and adapt. His road to commencement hasn’t been straight nor has it been easy. But the winner of an Alumni Association Mathews Medal, the highest non-academic distinction that a graduating senior can receive, wouldn’t have it any other way. 

LED Lights

Mar 20, 2017

LED Upgrade Saves Energy, Improves Senior Design Lab

The Senior Design lab in the College of Textiles recently underwent a retrofit project that improved lighting quality while reducing power consumption by two-thirds. The project, which is expected to save $4,700 annually in avoided energy costs, also provides students with a healthier indoor environment. 

2016 Senior Design Rice Bag Winners

Sep 15, 2016

Senior Design Teams Give Rice Bags New Life

To prepare for the rigors of Senior Design, the capstone course for the Textile Engineering and Textile Technology degree programs, student teams worked on a smaller project with the potential for huge impact. They partnered with Stop Hunger Now to solve for the best way to repurpose rice bags to benefit people in developing countries. 

Caryn Siggins and Samantha Jeffrey

Aug 26, 2016

Alums Continue Discussion Driven by Senior Design

Two NC State College of Textiles alumni continue to promote their senior design projects: developing and refining elephant collars. They recently shared their work with attendees at an anti-poaching conference in Stellenbosch, South Africa. 

Wilson College Campus

Apr 29, 2016

Senior Design Ends Year with Skills, Solutions and Winners

As Senior Design – the year-long capstone course for the Textile Engineering and Textile Technology degree programs – came to a close this week, it brought new skill sets for students, problems solved for project sponsors and a slate of winners who were recognized for their design creativity and technical merit. In their fall semester, Senior Design student… 

2015 Senior Design Group Nonwovens

May 18, 2015

Senior Design Day Winners Tackle a Non-Traditional Use for Nonwovens

The Senior Design program for the Textile Engineering and Textile Technology programs at NC State University is designed to allow students to solve an industry relevant, open-ended problem that serves as a culmination of their skill set development in their respective degrees. For Wilson College of Textiles Senior Design team members Colin Donahue, Jordan Tabor and…