TECS Grad Students Win Top Three Prizes in 2014 Herman & Myrtle Goldstein Student Paper Competition

Sha Fu (left) accepting her 1st place prize from Dr. Renzo Shamey, TECS Professor & Chair (for the past 6 years) of the C15, Textile Education Committee of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) that runs the Herman & Myrtle Goldstein Student Paper Competition
Sha Fu (left) accepting her 1st place prize from Dr. Renzo Shamey, TECS Professor & Chair (for the past 6 years) of the C15, Textile Education Committee of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) that runs the Herman & Myrtle Goldstein Student Paper Competition

Each year NC State Wilson College of Textiles’ undergraduate and graduate students compete in the AATCC’s  Herman & Myrtle Goldstein Student Paper Competition. This paper competition has been a high profile event at the AATCC International Conference since 1982. In recent years, students advised by Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science (TECS) faculty have done exceptionally well, winning 1st place in four out of the last five years. Winners in previous years were Changhai Xu in 2010 (now a Professor of Color Science at Jiangnan University in China), Priscilla Tan in 2011, and Min Li in 2012.

This year, in an especially strong group of eight total presentations, the three TECS students that competed achieved a historic 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (tied) place.  In 1st place, awarded $1000, was Sha Fu for her paper and presentation entitled, “A Green Chemistry Approach to Obtaining Deep Dyeing on Cotton with High Dye Exhaustion and Washfastness.”  Sha’s advisors are Professors David Hinks and Peter Hauser.  In 2nd place, awarded $750, was Yi Ding for her paper and presentation entitled, “Mordant Dye Application on Cotton Fabric.”  Yi’s advisor is Professor Harold Freeman.  In 3rd place (tied with Apurba Banerjee from the University of Georgia), awarded $500, was Mohsin Madad for his paper and presentation entitled, “Combining Cotton Preparation and Cationization.”  Mohsin’s advisor is Professor Peter Hauser.

David Hinks, Director of Graduate Programs in TECS, said, “This is such a great event for our graduate students, because, regardless of where they place, it’s a wonderful exercise in helping our students to learn how to make research papers as strong as they can be. In addition, once the paper is submitted for the competition, the students learn how to produce the most impactful presentations in terms of power point slides and their oral delivery.  This sets them up for success in the future.”

We are so proud of all our students that participate in this great event and special congratulations to the three winners this year!

Herman & Myrtle Goldstein Student Paper Competition. Dr. Peter Hauser, TECS Professor & AATCC President (back row, far left), Mohsin Madad, TECS grad student & tied 3rd place winner (back row, middle), Dr. Renzo Shamey, TECS Professor & C15, Textile Education Committee Chair (back row, far right), Yi Ding, TECS grad student & 2nd place winner (front row, 2nd from left), Sha Fu, TECS grad student & 1st place winner (front row, middle)
Herman & Myrtle Goldstein Student Paper Competition. Dr. Peter Hauser, TECS Professor & AATCC President (back row, far left), Mohsin Madad, TECS grad student & tied 3rd place winner (back row, middle), Dr. Renzo Shamey, TECS Professor & C15, Textile Education Committee Chair (back row, far right), Yi Ding, TECS grad student & 2nd place winner (front row, 2nd from left), Sha Fu, TECS grad student & 1st place winner (front row, middle)