NCSU Wilson College of Textiles Summer Textile Exploration

Posted by Stephanie Nelson on 3/1/2019

The application for the Wilson College of Textiles Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP) is open for high school juniors going into their senior year.

The Wilson College holds five one-week sessions of STEP each summer. Participants live on-campus, learn about our degree programs, the admissions process, scholarship opportunities and work on a project related to one of our majors. The program cost is $250 for each participant; limited financial aid is available. We encourage you to share this opportunity with your students.

STEP is offered during the following weeks:

  • Week 1: June 16 - 21
  • Week 2: June 23 - 28
  • Week 3: July 7 - 12
  • Week 4: July 14 - 19
  • Week 5 - July 21-26

Each student has the opportunity to rank their level of interest in the subject areas listed below, and will complete a project pertaining to that subject. 

  • Apparel Design
  • Textile Engineering
  • Business Management
  • Textile Design
  • Polymer Chemistry

To learn more about STEP please visit our website. If you have questions, please contact Shannon Tart at Applications due April 1, 2019.

The Wilson College also offers a two-day workshop, Polymer Camp, for high school juniors interested in physical sciences, engineering and attending NC State. This is a great opportunity for your students to learn more about our Polymer Color ChemistryTextile Engineering or Textile Technology degree programs. The application opens March 1, 2019 and closes May 31, 2019.

To learn more about Polymer Camp please visit our website. If you have questions, please contact Lakisha Patterson at