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Supercapacitor yarns integrated in a fabric for powering LEDs'

Mar 23, 2022

Design Tweak Helps Prevent Malfunction in Yarns Designed to Store Energy

NC State researchers found a way to prevent electrical malfunctions in yarns designed to store electrical energy. 

The back of the Wilson College of Textiles with the Raleigh skyline in the background during sunset

Mar 18, 2022

Finding New Uses for Sustainable Material

Brian Edwards, senior scientist for Eastman’s textile application development team, uses his three Wilson College of Textiles degrees to run experiments that will make apparel and home textiles more sustainable. 

Wilson College of Textiles student on campus

Mar 17, 2022

Pay it Forward to the Wilson College on Day of Giving

On March 23 during NC State's 2022 Day of Giving, we invite you to pay forward the support that you received from the Wilson College of Textiles. 

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. 

firefighters putting out house fire

Mar 2, 2022

Helping Set the Standard

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reviews standards for first responders’ gear every three to five years. Using its world-leading testing systems, the Textile Protection and Comfort Center at the Wilson College of Textiles has made technical contributions that have helped create new testing methods and updated existing standards for firefighter turnout gear, including turnout suits and gloves. 

Shane O’Toole

Feb 23, 2022

Strength in Sustainability: Shane O’Toole ’15 Was Named a 2022 Distinguished Young Alumni Award Winner

After graduating from the Wilson College of Textiles, Shane O’Toole '15 has pushed the technological envelope and chased his passion for sustainability and athletic performance apparel. 

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. 

Ciara Oden

Feb 11, 2022

Ciara Oden ’16: STEP and Senior Design Are Still This Young Alumna’s Favorite College Experiences

Ciara Oden '16 discovered her love for textiles and NC State after participating in the Wilson College's Summer Textile Exploration Program. 

Masked wolf statue

Feb 9, 2022

Wilson College Expert Explains Evolving Face Covering Guidance

In a new seminar, Assistant Professor Bryan Ormond addresses pervasive face covering misconceptions and explains the difference in regulation, testing ,and efficacy of different types of face coverings. 

Colorful tunnel

Feb 7, 2022

Professor Explains Science Behind Color Creation

Professor Renzo Shamey shares the science behind Pantone's color of the year and explains color creation on NC State's Audio Abstract Podcast.