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Ryan Thompson ‘06 Combines Work, Play, and Environmental Sustainability at Patagonia

As a high school student looking ahead to college, Ryan Thompson ‘06 planned to major in either mechanical or biomedical engineering. Upon touring the NC State campus, however, he happened upon the College of Textiles. There he learned about opportunities for integrating engineering applications with his passion for getting out into nature.

Caroline Ellington ’13 Conducts Textile Research in Germany

posted 2012.12.13 Caroline Ellington ‘13 recently completed a research internship in Aachen, Germany. The internship, sponsored by UROP International, consisted of 40 students from the United States and Canada and involved individual research projects and intensive German language instruction. As a senior in textile engineering with a concentration in product development, Ellington developed biocomposite yarns from renewable, raw materials. As petroleum continues to become scarcer, the environment could potentially be affected in a variety of ways. A lack of petroleum could
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