Creative State

Calling on Science Heroes

Science is serious business. But recent videos on NC State research, draw inspiration from the big screen. Mannequin Men showcase superheroes that demonstrate how textile applications save lives. Wild Life in Your Home reveals how average citizens join with university scientists to uncover mysterious invasions. Check video links online:

Art to Wear

It is more than a fashion show and livelier than most art openings. Each spring NC State design and textiles students offer Art to Wear, with a spotlight on innovation and creativity. The first show in 2002 drew about 200. Now the crowds number 3,500 or more. Check out past shows and 2012 ticket information at: Also watch for NC State’s Fashion Week in April.

Exploring The Abstract

The Abstract is NC State’s research blog, covering issues ranging from computer security to psychology to entomology. And it’s not just inside information for the NC State community. Posts from The Abstract have been featured in news outlets ranging from the Wall Street Journal  to The Atlantic.

If you haven’t already, get an inside look at the work being done by researchers at NC State.

While you are there, cruise the blogroll. Many links are participants in Science Online 2012, held at NC State in January.


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Few labs across NC State's campus receive as much attention as Dr. Roger Barker's Textile Protection and Comfort Center. Check out the Mannequin Men.

Dr. Rob Dunn studies the unknown creatures lurking in the dark corners of your house, even under the bed.

Carlee Fowler, a senior studying fashion development and product management, used digital printing to create this dress resembling a monarch butterfly for Art to Wear 2011.