Devin Steele
Southern Textile Association
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Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 8:30 AM 
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 1:00 PM 

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NC State Wilson College of Textiles
1020 Main Campus Dr
Raleigh, NC 27606

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Registration Fee:

Member Fee (Conference Only): $100

Member Fee (Conference & Meet & Greet): $125

Non-Member Fee (Conference Only): $150

Non-Member Fee (Conference & Meet & Greet): $175

Make-Me-Member Fee (STA Membership & Conference Only): $200

Make-Me-Member Fee (STA Membership, Conference & Meet & Greet): $225

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2023 STA Northern Division Spring Meeting 

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
NC State Wilson College of Textiles
Raleigh, N.C.
Textiles Complex, Convocation Center (Room 2225)

8:00 A.M.-8:30 A.M.
Registration & Coffee

8:30 A.M.
Presiding: Cory Bowman, Northern Division Chairman, SANS Technical Fibers
Opening Remarks: Cameron Hamrick, STA President, Hamrick Mills, Inc.


8:45 A.M.-9:00 A.M.
"Welcome to NC State and Updates"
Michael Ward
Executive Director
North Carolina Textile Foundation,
NC State Wilson College of Textiles

9:00 A.M.-9:35 A.M.
“Cotton Innovates: Performance, Sustainability & Circularity”
Mary Ankeny
Vice President, Product Development & Implementation Operations
Cotton Incorporated


9:35 A.M.-10:10 A.M.
"The Flex Factory at the Wilson College of Textiles: Envisioning a Future of Prototype Development"
Dr. Andre West
Association Professor,
Director, The Zeis Textile Extension (ZTE)
NC State Wilson College of Textiles


10:10 A.M.-10:35 A.M.
Networking Break _____________________________________________________________________

10:35 A.M.-11:20 A.M.
Senior Design Projects
Special presentations from students of the TE/TT Capstone Design Program

“Digital Yarn Dyeing” (Sponsored by Gildan and Twine)
Julia More, Morgan Mase, Natalie Young, Rachel Drum 

“High Speed Moisture Transfer” (Sponsored by U.S. Army DEVCOM)
Olivia Hensley, Carson Jenkins, Erica Lally, Elizabeth Redvanly

"No Wash Garments" (Sponsored by Hanes)
Keith Amboya, Noelle Arpea, Nenfot Goyol, Shannon Sefton

“Fabrics for Floating Islands” (Self-sponsored)
Reid Barnett



11:20 A.M.-12:20 P.M.


“Hemp: Farm, Fiber, Fabric & Fashion – The Path Forward”

Guy Carpenter
Bear Fiber

Rick Brown
Brown Family Farms

Graham Page
Director, Digital Printing CoE; Digital Go To Market Transformation
VF Corp. 

Dr. David Suchoff
Alternative crops extension specialist & assistant professor
NC State


12:20 P.M.