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Joshua Bermudez and 4 fellow undergraduate and graduate student researchers work in the lab for their REU research project with the Budhathoki Research Group. They are wearing lab coats and safety glasses.

Sep 25, 2023

Undergraduates Spend a Summer Conducting Research, Exploring Opportunities 

Undergraduate students share what they learned after 10 weeks conducting research through the Research Experience for Undergraduates summer program at the Wilson College of Textiles. 

Connie Wong stands in the courtyard behind the Wilson College of Textiles. The fountain is visible behind her.

May 1, 2023

Connie Wong ’23 Explores All Aspects of Textile Science En Route to Nike Internship

The textile technology graduate’s time was defined by hands-on experience in internships and labs. 

Isabelle Salzmann stands in the courtyard of the Wilson College of Textiles. She wears a red windbreaker that reads "Wolfpack."

May 1, 2023

Passion for Sustainability Shaped Isabelle Salzmann’s Time at NC State

Salzmann's drive to impact the environment has taken her from choosing to major in textile engineering, to conducting undergraduate research, to an upcoming job at Nike. 

A group of students and two faculty members stand for a group photo with their "wolves up."

Apr 27, 2023

Wilson College of Textiles Students Attend Annual Biomaterials Day

NC State’s student chapter of the Society for Biomaterials hosted their annual Biomaterials Day event last month, featuring speakers from Wilson College. 

Sarah Jarrell

Mar 10, 2023

Day in the Life of a Centennial Scholar: Sarah Jarrell

Thanks to her life-changing Centennial Scholarship, Sarah Jarrell can focus on fashion design, planning for her internship in Germany with Adidas, and conducting research at NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles. 

Emma Myer-Medina observes Meghan Lord conducting an experiment. Both wear white lab coats, masks and safety glasses. Megan has her arms in gloves which reach into a glass case where the experiment is taking place.

Feb 16, 2023

Undergraduates Join Research Team, Learn Industry Skills

Teresa Fiorito and Emma Myer-Medina spent the summer assisting Ph.D. students on research with far-reaching results. 

Mengmeng Zhu and Rui Wang stand Aidan Lim (seated in office chair) as they all look at results on a computer monitor. In the foreground a giant tan machine with batteries and red and white cables is visible.

Feb 3, 2023

Undergraduate Researches Clean Energy, Gains Hands-On Experience

Textile engineering Senior Aidan Lim spent the summer working with Assistant Professor Mengmeng Zhu in her research on lithium-ion battery life prediction as part of the Research Experience for Undergraduates. 

Emma Myer-Medina (left) and Januka Budhathoki-Uprety (right) work at a lab bench examining liquid in vials. Emma is using a pipette to add liquid into the vial. Both wear face masks, gloves, protective eyewear and lab coats.

Jan 24, 2023

Undergraduates Contribute to Textile Research in Sustainability, Health through Summer REU Program

The Research Experience for Undergraduates offers paid research opportunities at NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles. 

Olivia Hartung taking notes in the Sustainable Dye Chemistry Lab

Aug 15, 2022

High School Student Sharpens Research Skills in Wilson College’s Sustainable Dye Chemistry Lab

A grant from the North Carolina Textile Foundation helped faculty member Tova Williams provide a unique opportunity in STEM education. 

Maggie Kimmet, Leeman Smith, and Lara Rabinowitz standing with their research

Jun 9, 2022

Undergrad Research and Creativity Symposium Offers Wilson College Students Opportunity to Present New Research

Meet the five students from the Wilson College of Textiles that presented at the Undergrad Research and Creativity Symposium and read about the incredible work they shared.