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Compost

Apr 4, 2017

Textile Student’s Project Looks at Composting Cotton Waste From Campus Labs

In order to reduce waste sent to landfills, NC State University already composts uneaten food, compostable packaging and even paper towels. So why not cotton, too? 

Student at solar bus stop

Mar 22, 2017

Textile Engineering Student Leads Effort to Bring Solar Power to Bus Stop

Waiting for NC State’s Wolfline campus bus and notice that your cell phone battery is almost depleted? If you happen to be at the Dan Allen Drive bus stop near […] 

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. 

Dr. Ahmed El-Shafei

Jan 24, 2017

Researcher Wins Textile Manufacturing Innovation Grant

Dr. Ahmed El-Shafei has been awarded an Innovation Fund grant for his efforts to establish a sustainable commercial fabric dyeing method. This is the third time since 2014 that researchers from the College of Textiles have been named recipients. 

Wilson College of Textiles exterior view

Nov 16, 2015

College of Textiles Senior Honored for Commitment to Community Service

NC State Wilson College of Textiles senior Brian Iezzi was awarded the Community Impact Award for outstandingleadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges anduniversities with a shared commitment to community engagement. The organization honors one studentleader at each member school. A senior in Textile Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering… 

Wilson College of Textiles exterior view

Sep 21, 2015

PCC Alum Wins Prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship

For the 75 percent of American women who color their hair and those professionals who apply that color, the research of Wilson College of Textiles doctoral student Tova Williams (‘14) could have significant personal impact. The National Science Foundation (NSF) thinks so highly of her work and potential that the organization recently awarded her a…