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Wilson College of Textiles

A microscopic image of fibroblast cells on nylon.

Feb 3, 2023

Textiles Researchers Prepare Stem Cells to Become Organ Tissue

An NC State researcher is laying the foundation to grow stem cells into replacement organ tissue, which would eliminate the need for donor organs. 

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. 

A group of Wilson College of Textiles students pose in front of a career fair sign at the National Retail Federation program in New York City.

Jan 30, 2023

See which Retail Industry Leaders NC State Students Connected with During NRF’s Student Program

More than two dozen students from the Wilson College of Textiles participated in the program in New York City. 

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. 

Three students sit at a desk, all looking at Barry Brady, who stands in front of a monitor, partially in view, that reads “Identification, Impact”. The classroom walls are blue and the students sit on yellow chairs.

Jan 19, 2023

Faculty-created Seminar Highlights “Real-World” Sustainability in Textiles Industry

Professor Karen Leonas brings five industry professionals to the Wilson College of Textiles to share knowledge and innovation about sustainability in the field. 

Two students work at a table in the Senior Design Lab. Textile samples are on the table they are working at, and the PPE suit they are working to improve is visible hanging on a whiteboard behind them.

Jan 17, 2023

Wilson College of Textiles Students Develop More Sustainable PPE

A group of NC State University seniors partnered with Pine Bluff Arsenal to choose a new material for coveralls worn by members of the U.S. Army. 

Photo shows visitors Deborah Ross and Katherine Tai watching a demonstration of Pyroman as Sean Deaton explains it to them. The photo is taken from a high angle and the back of their heads are visible.

Jan 10, 2023

Ambassador Tai Visits Wilson College of Textiles

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai learned more about the innovative horizon of the textile industry during a visit to the Wilson College of Textiles. 

Caitlyn Holt and Chad Bolick

Dec 22, 2022

Two Wilson College Alumni Participate in Textile Circularity Discussion Hosted at UN Headquarters

In honor of the third annual World Circular Textiles Day, Caitlyn Holt ’12, ’13 and Chad Bolick ’94 were invited to participate in a roundtable discussion with aims to create a waste-free textiles future. 

Textile Recycling Bin

Dec 22, 2022

Serving Sustainability with NC State Volleyball

NC State Athletics’ Sustainable Wolfpack initiative teams up for sustainable win. 

From left: Ghazale Johnston, Chancellor Randy Woodson, Fred Wilson '61 and Barbara Wilson. Photo by Marc Hall.

Dec 21, 2022

NC State University Foundation Honors Fred and Barbara Wilson with Menscer Cup Award

On Dec. 8, Wilson College of Textiles alumnus Fred Wilson '61 and his wife, Barbara Wilson, were recognized with the NC State University Foundation's 2022 Menscer Cup Award in honor of their extraordinary generosity and dedication.