Steering Students to Success
Jeff Joines uses hands-on classroom exercises to help students navigate the complex field of textile engineering, chemistry and science. Join us for a behind-the-scenes visit with this enthusiastic, award-winning teacher.
The four internships Adam Barksdale undertook while studying textile engineering helped land him a position with Nissan.
Textile Students Honored
Three textile engineering students were awarded third place in the 2012 Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development for a class project looking at the recyclability of oil- contaminated pizza boxes.
Global Health Project Gets Funding
NC State is a winner in the Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Packing for Mars
To protect future space travelers, NC State students have designed a 1,900-square-foot inflatable living environment for four to six astronauts.
McCord Adds Global Health Duties
Dr. Marian McCord has accepted a half-time appointment as director of global health initiatives for the Office of International Affairs.
Textiles Prof Elected
The Society of Dyers and Colourists’ board elected Dr. Renzo Shamey, associate professor of textiles, as a fellow of the society.
Gorga Receives Alumni Award
Dr. Russell Gorga, associate professor and program director in Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science, received Iowa State University’s Professional Progress in Engineering Award.
Lending a Hand
For most college students, end-of-the-year projects are fraught with worry. But for a group of NC State textile engineering majors presenting prototypes of products designed specifically for people with disabilities, it was celebration - not stress - that characterized the mood of the day.
Building a Better Battery
Amid corporate restructuring plans, car czars and a waning economy, the struggling automotive industry is tasked with providing more efficient and economical options for car buyers. While foreign markets have been quick to move into hybrid and electric vehicle space, the United States has been slower to adapt. That's where NC State comes in.