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Wilson College of Textiles

A close-up of the while and gold tassel on a graduating woman's commencement mortarboard.

May 2, 2024

5 Questions With 3 Graduating Seniors

After the COVID-19 pandemic transformed their high school graduations, members of the class of 2024 share what this year's commencement ceremony means to them. 

Iridescent Silicon Microchip

Apr 24, 2024

CHIPS Funding Fuels Two New Initiatives Backed by NC State

With over $50 million through the CHIPS and Science Act, our university will lead a regional innovation hub focused on wide bandgap semiconductors, called CLAWS, and also play a key role in the North Carolina Textile Innovation and Sustainability Engine, one of the first-ever NSF Regional Innovation Engines. 

Nelson Vinueza adjusts a mass spectometry machine.

Apr 16, 2024

Faculty Member Uses Dyes to Research Degenerative Diseases

Nelson Vinueza, associate professor at NC State University, analyzes dyes to uncover valuable findings in health, forensics and sustainability. 

Panoramic Dance Project dancers performing "Times of Refreshing" in water color printed costumes.

Apr 4, 2024

Wilson College Professor Partners With NC State’s Panoramic Dance Project

NC State’s Panoramic Dance Project collaborated with the Wilson College of Textiles to design custom costumes for their Spring Concert. 

Kaleb Spivey sitting in a wheelchair utilizing the hand pedal device on the sewing machine with Sam Pearce watching.

Feb 16, 2024

Bridging Accessibility Gaps in the Fashion Studio

Wilson College of Textiles staff are making fashion studio spaces more accessible with 3D-printed hand pedal devices. 

Yarn-shaped supercapacitors created by NC State researchers in the Wilson College of Textiles

Feb 5, 2024

New Study Finds “Sweet Spot” for Length of Yarn-Shaped Supercapacitors

Yarns 40-60cm yield best flow of energy in new study. 

The NC State Belltower at dusk and night. Photo by Marc Hall

Jan 26, 2024

New NSF Center Will Advance Textile Industry ‘Greening’

The effort aims to reduce textile waste and make advances in wearable, medical and protective textiles. 

Robotic hand holding a pH color strip.

Dec 7, 2023

New HS Curriculum Teaches Color Chemistry and AI Simultaneously

NC State researchers develop short module to drive student curiosity about real-world data. 

researchers weather firefighter turnout gear in an oven.

Nov 30, 2023

Study Tests Firefighter Turnout Gear With, Without PFAS

PFAS-free outer shells fail to repel oil and hydraulic fluid, potentially bringing performance tradeoffs to firefighters. 

Image of the Wilson College of Textiles building

Sep 15, 2023

Introducing the 2027 Class of Centennial Scholars

Thanks to the support from generous donors, the Centennial Scholarship Program will provide a once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity to 12 students, who are all set to graduate from the Wilson College of Textiles in 2027. 

Image of the Wilson College of Textiles building

Sep 14, 2023

Introducing the 2027 Class of Textile Pioneer Scholars

With support from generous donors, three exceptional students, who all hail from non-metropolitan areas of North Carolina, have been named recipients of the Textile Pioneer Scholarship. 

Super-resolution imaging of nuclear pore complexes.

Aug 24, 2023

Researchers Sharpen Their Focus on Passages Into the Nucleus

Scientists hope they can build on findings in a new study to understand the role of tiny nuclear pores in cell development and disease. 

3D printed carbon dioxide filter

May 31, 2023

You Can Make Carbon Dioxide Filters With a 3D Printer

NC State researchers demonstrated that it’s possible to make carbon dioxide capture filters using 3D printing. 

Textile researchers are studying an artificial muscle fiber

May 25, 2023

Artificial Muscle Fibers Could Serve as Cell Scaffolds

NC State researchers found artificial muscle fibers could be used to develop 3-D models of living, moving systems. 

Battery prototype with thread-like cathode

Apr 25, 2023

Researchers Design Battery Prototype With Fiber-Shaped Cathode

NC State researchers made a cathode, or the positive end of a battery, in the shape of a thread-like fiber.