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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. 

Chandler Maness with firefighter protective gear

Jul 18, 2017

Under Fire: Chandler Maness Focuses Upon Protecting Firefighters From Toxic Exposures

Chandler Maness, a master's student in Textile Chemistry, wants to make firefighters safer by developing materials and gear designs that protect them from particulates in smoke. 

Firefighter suit

May 29, 2017

Protecting Firefighters

NC State experts in the College of Textiles’ Textile Protection and Comfort Center are developing and testing equipment to protect the firefighters who protect us. 

Emiel DenHartog

Nov 17, 2016

Faculty and Staff Honored for Extension Efforts

The College of Textiles is particularly strong when it comes to extension efforts; faculty, staff and students excel at working one-on-one with companies in the textile industry and government groups. Earlier this year, two members of the COT family were honored for their respective outreach efforts. 

Dr. Roger Barker holding fire shelter

Jun 24, 2016

Collaborative Research to Help Wildland Firefighters Survive

The College of Textiles and the College of Natural Resources team up to improve the fire shelter woodland fire fighters depend on when they’re on the front lines. 

Close up of lab equipment

May 6, 2016

T-PACC Launches a Consortium to Address Comfort Methods and Standards for Performance Textiles

For more than twenty years, the Textile Protection and Comfort Center (T-PACC) at NC State has led the nation and the world in the development and application of advanced laboratory test methods for measuring the wear comfort of materials and clothing. Now the Center is launching an exciting new industry research initiative:  The Consortium for Outdoor Materials and… 

Wilson College of Textiles exterior view

Oct 4, 2015

Outfitting First Responders

Researchers with the Textile Protection and Comfort Center (T-PACC) work on next-generation uniforms for emergency workers as part of a $718,000 grant project funded by the Department of Homeland Security. Read more.