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The Belltower, as seen from Hillsborough Street on the downtown Raleigh side of campus.

Mar 1, 2021

Frey Selected for EPA Science Policy Post

NC State engineering professor Chris Frey has been appointed deputy assistant administrator for science policy in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development. The office is the scientific research arm of EPA; its work informs EPA decisions and supports the emerging needs of EPA stakeholders, including state, tribal and community partners. Frey is the Glenn E. and Phyllis J. Futrell Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering. 

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. 

The Memorial Belltower, as seen from Holladay Hall

Feb 15, 2021

Celebrating Black Alumni

NC State has many standout Black alumni, Gayle Lanier ’82 and Tony Caravano ’04 among them. Both want to give back to their alma mater in appreciation of all the university has done for them, so they have each established a scholarship endowment to empower future members of the Pack. 

Memorial Belltower and downtown Raleigh to the east of campus.

Feb 15, 2021

Chancellor Names Innovator and Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winners

Robert Heath received the Innovator of the Year Award and Fred Kish received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award as part of NC State’s 30th annual Celebration of Innovation. Both men are distinguished professors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. 

amputee sensor patch

Feb 15, 2021

Textile Sensor Patch, Made with Conductive Yarns, Could Detect Pressure Points for Amputees

A soft, flexible sensor system created with electrically conductive yarns could help map problematic pressure points in the socket of an amputee’s prosthetic limb, researchers from NC State report in a new study. The research team includes Tushar Ghosh, the William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science, and Helen Huang, the Jackson Family Distinguished Professor in the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering. 

From left: Sam Burgiss, Laura Geary, Karen and Steve Welton

Feb 8, 2021

Meet the Dean’s Circle

The Dean’s Circle, the College of Engineering’s leadership annual giving program recognizing all unrestricted gifts of $1,000 or more, is focused on providing competitive recruiting undergraduate and graduate scholarships and fellowship awards. Find out why circle members Sam Burgiss, Laura Geary, and Karen and Steve Welton support the college. 

Above, From Left to Right: Ralph Edwards, Helene Lollis, Nelson Peeler, Leah Pursell, Pamela Townsend, Dr. Gregory Washington and Deborah Young

Jan 25, 2021

Learn More About the Work of the NC State Engineering Foundation’s Board of Directors

The NC State Engineering Foundation Inc. was established in 1944 to aid and promote, by financial assistance and otherwise, engineering education and research at NC State. A board of directors made up of alumni and friends of the College of Engineering work with the foundation’s staff and the dean of engineering to set the group’s agenda. 

nanodroplet diagram

Jan 15, 2021

Nanodroplets and Ultrasound ‘Drills’ Effective at Tackling Tough Blood Clots

Engineering researchers have developed a new technique for eliminating particularly tough blood clots, using engineered nanodroplets and an ultrasound “drill” to break them up from the inside out. The team includes Xiaoning Jiang, Dean F. Duncan Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at NC State, and Paul Dayton, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State. 

Anna Owens

Jan 12, 2021

A Brave Young Coder in a Brave New World

Park Scholar Anna Owens discovered her passion for cybersecurity while studying at NC State. Now, this atypical computer programmer is preparing to apply her skills at one of the world’s biggest tech companies. 

Colton Botta

Jan 11, 2021

Botta Named NC State’s 4th Marshall Scholar

Colton Botta, a December 2019 graduate in computer science with a minor in business entrepreneurship, is NC State’s fourth Marshall Scholar and one of only 46 nationwide in 2020. The two-year scholarship includes university fees, cost-of-living expenses, an annual book grant, a thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, and fares to and from the United Kingdom.