NC State magazine
When the textiles industry struggled and manufacturing jobs were shipped overseas, NC State’s College of Textiles didn’t quit. Instead, the college changed with the industry, and today it’s the only such college in the United States. Its graduates are producing high-tech materials in everything from medical devices to protective gear worn by the military.
Hit the Beach
Stephen Leatherman ’70 has a lot of tools to gather data for his annual ranking of the nation’s 10 best beaches. But perhaps the most important? His toes. “I never wear shoes,” says the professor at Florida International University, who is also known as “Dr. Beach.” He kicks off his flip-flops. “I have to feel the sand,” he says. Read about Dr. Beach’s rankings and see if you’ve been to any of his favorite beaches.
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