NC State University: STEP – Summer Textile Exploration Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Business, Fashion, Engineering
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 17, 18
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    The College of Textiles Summer Textile Exploration Program consists of five one-week sessions for rising high school seniors. Students will gain a blended experience of fashion, business, and the sciences. We believe in creating the brightest and most successful business leaders of the future.

    During the morning students participate in presentations on: degree programs in the Department of Textile Engineering Chemistry and Science, degree programs in the Department of Textile Apparel, Technology Management, and applying to NC State University. Throughout this experience, you will have opportunities to learn about internships, job opportunities, and schlarships available.  

    Each student has the opportunity to choose the project of his or her greatest interest, in which they will dedicate their afternoon to a project pertaining to one of the following that has been completed in the past.

    By the end of the program, students will have gained foundational knowledge on the science of textile creation, marketing your creations to targeted consumers, and developing technologies that are evolving this rapidly growing industry.


    Cost and Session Information

    2021 Summer Textile Exploration Dates

    1st Week: June 13 – 18

    2nd Week: June 20 – 25

    3rd Week: June 27 – July 2

    4th Week: July 11 – 16

    5th Week: July 18 - 23

    The program cost is $350, including lodging, transportation during the program, materials, and several meals during the program. Students are encouraged to bring approximately $150 in spending money to cover meals and evening activities not covered by the program fee. Students in need of financial assistance can submit a fee waiver after completing the STEP application.

    *The cost of STEP may change due to modifications of the program caused by the guidance recieved in consideration of global pandemic. 

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