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Month: May 2020

Daniel Heller holds a test tube and pipette in the lab while wearing protective goggles, gloves and a gown.

May 26, 2020

Research of Particular Relevance

Park Scholar Daniel Haller's keen interest in stopping the spread of infectious diseases helped earn him a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. 

map of different regions of North Carolina with flags indicating counties where Kenan Fellows will work

May 26, 2020

Kenan Fellows Program Names 2020-21 Cohort of Teacher Leaders

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership announced the 19 North Carolina public school educators who have been awarded 2020-21 fellowships. The fellowships, which are made possible through private, government and institutional support, provide teachers with the opportunity to work in industry and research settings, then translate their internship experience into an array of instructional resources. 

students stand in REynolds to form the numbers 2020

May 26, 2020

Carving Their Own Path

Scholarships, internships, studying abroad and a supportive community have prepared this spring's Wilson College of Textiles graduates for their extraordinary next steps.  

Nick Sischo chats while holding coffee in the entrepreneurship garage

May 26, 2020

Senior Prepared to Launch After Graduation

Joining the makerspace program in his first year led Nick Sischo to experience all that NC State Entrepreneurship offers, including Wolf Den, Make-A-Thon, LuLu eGames, Albright Entrepreneur Village and being an NC State Entrepreneurship Scholar. Because of these impactful opportunities, he's ready to launch his career at a Raleigh startup.  

closeup of tassel on graduation cap

May 26, 2020

Big Plans, Bright Futures: Meet Some of Our 2020 Graduates

Park Scholars, Mathews medalists, NC State's first Payne USAID Fellow and a Global Change Fellow are just a few of the extraordinary May 2020 graduates from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Rhonda Sutton portrait

May 26, 2020

NC State Pioneer Rhonda Sutton: Serving, Advocating, Leading

In the 20th anniversary year of the Molly Hays Glander Fund, the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity is taking a look back at some of the people who have helped shape the programs NC State has in place to support survivors of interpersonal violence. Rhonda Sutton was an early leader of the Women’s Center who contributed to its current strengths in advocacy, programming and support for survivors. 

portraits of Kevin Miller '13 and Craig Prince '19

May 26, 2020

Alums Encourage Using Stimulus Checks to Help Others

Recognizing that some people receiving federal stimulus checks don’t need that money to make ends meet, 2013 NC State graduate Kevin Miller wondered if there was a smart way to encourage people to give some of it to a worthy cause. So Miller teamed up with a handful of other alums, many of them Caldwell Fellows like him, to launch a website to make it easy for people to contribute to nonprofits helping those struggling as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 

a bat sleeps against a tree

May 26, 2020

How Habitat Destruction Enables the Spread of Diseases Like COVID-19

Roland Kays, a research professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, and Erin Sills, the Edwin F. Conger Professor and associate head of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, explain how increasing human pressure in wildlife habitats leads to the emergence of new animal-to-human transmitted diseases like COVID-19. 

Mariah Wilder sits at her desk holding a pen

May 26, 2020

Adjusting to a New Normal

Mariah Wilder, a junior in chemistry who works part-time in the College of Sciences Advancement Office, describes in her own words what it has been like to be an NC State student in the time of COVID-19. 

Gateway to campus

May 26, 2020

2019-20 University Teaching Awards Announced

NC State has honored more than 30 faculty for their commitment to educational excellence with the 2019-20 University Teaching Awards, including the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Gertrude Cox Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology and the Alumni Association's Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award.