The Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science at the Raleigh, N.C.-based North
Carolina State University College of Textiles will begin offering a new polymer and color chemistry
program this fall.The program, an offshoot of the departments textile chemistry program, not only
will focus on polymers, dyeing and finishing, but also will feature new areas such as environmental
science, color science, consumer chemistry, color chemistry and medical textiles.The program is
expected to draw students who have a wider variety of interests, and will afford them a wider range
of study and employment opportunities in the fields of polymer and color chemistry.