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Jenna DeCandio standing at knitting machine in lab

Mar 11, 2022

Jenna DeCandio Returns to Knitting Lab With a Passion to Help

Textile Design alumna Jenna DeCandio came back to the Wilson College of Textiles as knitting lab manager and brings expertise from her time in industry with her. 

Window sign that says Wilson College of Textiles

Mar 4, 2022

Barbara S. Stowe Award Helps Faculty Advance Their Careers

Four junior faculty members have won the Barbara S. Stowe Faculty Support Endowment Fund. This $600 grant will help professors advance their careers. 

Mohamad Midani

Feb 23, 2022

Committed to Innovation and Fiber Research: Mohamad Midani ’12, ’16 Receives a 2022 Distinguished Young Alumni Award

Since graduating, Mohamad Midani '12, '16 has led the creation of an international textile consulting firm, been named an adjunct assistant professor in the Wilson College and launched an invention that converts agricultural waste into natural textile fibers and reinforcements. 

Sustainability graphic

Feb 2, 2022

Karen Leonas’ Research Projects Provide a Wide Variety of Real World Experiences for Students

One of her pet projects, the Wastewater Toolbox 101, provides valuable help to plant managers all around the globe. 

Eva King

Jan 26, 2022

Fashion and Textile Management Student Explores Industry Sustainability through Kontoor Internship

Senior Eva King spent the summer learning about sustainability in the textile industry during her internship with global apparel company Kontoor. 

Frances Massey

Jan 21, 2022

College’s First Female Faculty Member Establishes Charitable Trust to Support Students and Faculty

Retired textiles professor Frances Massey, who was the college’s first female faculty member, has established a charitable trust to fund endowments for the Wilson College of Textiles and NC State Libraries. 

model walking runway

Dec 10, 2021

Threads Senior Collection Provides Room for Expression, Opportunity

Models wearing looks from 15 student collections walked down the runway in celebration of creative freedom and student talent. 

Kori Hyer

Nov 15, 2021

Wilson College Alumna Designs Suit to Help Search and Rescue Teams Save Lives

Kori Hyer is receiving international recognition for an avalanche rescue suit she created as a student. 

Digital denim samples

Oct 20, 2021

‘Digital Denim’ Is a Pretty Good Match for the Real Thing, Experts Say

NC State researchers printed ink on cotton fabric to make “digital” denim fabric resembling six styles of jeans. 

Anna Labar and Alex Tointon

Oct 18, 2021

Students Explore Sustainability in Textiles Through Research, New Course

A new course at the Wilson College of Textiles equips students with the sustainability knowledge to effect change. Two undergraduate students provided insight to make the class impactful for their classmates.