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Service members saluting one another

Mar 1, 2021

NC State Earns National Top 10 Ranking as a ‘Military Friendly’ School

For the fifth time, NC State has earned a top 10 spot in Military Friendly’s national Military Friendly Schools rankings. Coming in ninth overall, NC State was also one of 162 institutions selected for the “Gold” award status for leading practices, outcomes and effective programs. Donor support for the university’s Military and Veteran Services center helps ensure these programs provide the resources needed for military-affiliated students to make a smooth transition. 

Electron microscope image of the SARS-CoV-2 virus

Mar 1, 2021

Bidirectional Contact Tracing Could Have a Dramatic Impact on COVID-19 Infection Numbers

Alun Lloyd, Drexel Professor of Mathematics at NC State, works with computational models to help us understand how diseases spread. Lloyd recently co-authored a study that found bidirectional contact tracing is twice as effective as forward tracing, the contact-tracing method currently in use. 

Carmen Bollman

Mar 1, 2021

Goodnight Spotlight: Carmen Bollman

From giving speeches for Chancellor Randy Woodson to writing code in an NC State research lab, Goodnight Scholar Carmen Bollman ’21 is never afraid to try something new and challenging. 

Memorial Belltower in the snow

Mar 1, 2021

Inaugural Cohort of Impact Scholars Announced

Last month, the Office of Outreach and Engagement announced the inaugural cohort of Impact Scholars as part of its Strengthening the Impact of Research program. The 12 Impact Scholars represent nine colleges and two research institutes, bringing a variety of backgrounds and levels of experience to the group. 

NC State gateway

Mar 1, 2021

Honoring Faculty Scholars

NC State’s faculty engage in the highest level of educational excellence, which makes the university stand out among its peers. To recognize some of those faculty, Chancellor Randy Woodson established the University Faculty Scholars program in 2012. Meet some of the current and past years’ classes of scholars. 

Wolf icons on the Talley Student Union elevator glass wall.

Mar 1, 2021

February 2021 Park Enrichment Grants Awarded

The Park Enrichment Grant committee awarded the grants to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the February 1 deadline. These awards, initiated in 1998, are designed to foster the development of scholarship, service, leadership and character, as well as connect scholars with faculty. 

multi-layer tactile maps

Feb 15, 2021

College of Design to Receive Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

The $40,000 grant will help fund projects benefiting the visually impaired at the Governor Morehead School for the Blind. The project scope includes improving navigation tools available to the students, resulting in an enhanced built environment, improved spatial clarity and increased independence. 

wood logs

Feb 15, 2021

Biomass: A Sustainable Energy Source for the Future?

From creating sustainable jet fuel to developing consumer goods such as tissue and hygiene products, NC State’s College of Natural Resources is at the forefront of exploring the opportunities and challenges associated with the use of renewable biomass — plants that take in sunlight and carbon dioxide and make solid materials. Among faculty doing research in this field are Stephen Kelley, the Reuben B. Robertson professor in the Department of Forest Biomaterials, and Richard Venditti, the Elis Signe Olson professor and associate dean of research in the college. 

hands typing on a laptop

Feb 15, 2021

Give Digitally, Get Digitally

In an effort to increase efficiency and implement a digital-first approach, Advancement Services is expanding its e-receipt efforts. This will result in expedited receipt delivery to donors and significant cost reductions for the university, among other benefits. 

Emma Nussman playing a trombone

Feb 8, 2021

Emma Nussman Receives Masini Scholarship for Leadership in Marching Band and Beyond

The Department of Music’s prestigious Toni Christine Masini Memorial Music Scholarship was awarded this year to Emma Nussman, a senior majoring in genetics and minoring in music performance and psychology. The Masini scholarship — the largest music scholarship offered at NC State — annually recognizes one student who exemplifies academic and musical excellence, as well as leadership in the marching band.