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Sophomore Katelyn Tuohy shows off her trophy after winning the NCAA 5,000-meter championship in Eugene, Oregon.

Jun 27, 2022

Wolfpack Racks Up NCAA Titles

It was a remarkably successful year for NC State Athletics, which finished 2021-22 with a record-setting collection of NCAA hardware. The most recent title came June 11 at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, when sophomore distance runner Katelyn Tuohy won the 5,000-meter race with a time of 15:18.39 — the second consecutive title in that event for a Wolfpack runner. 

howling wolf statue

Jun 27, 2022

Mann Family Establishes Wildlife Conservation Scholarship

Abigail Johnson, a graduate of Avery County High School in Newland, N.C., is the first recipient of the Carroll and Dawn Mann Wildlife Conservation Scholarship. Mrs. Mann said the scholarship was intended to take effect upon her death, “but I just couldn’t wait! I wanted to do some good with it now, to honor the memory of my husband, Carroll, and to get to know the recipient while I was still around.” 

S. James Ellen Professor Detlef Knappe is honored by the Wilmington City Council on June 7, 2022.

Jun 27, 2022

NC State Researchers Recognized for Work on PFAS Pollution

Detlef Knappe’s work discovering and tracing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) compounds in the Cape Fear River basin was recently recognized by the city council in Wilmington, N.C. Knappe, S. James Ellen Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, worked with graduate student Elisa Arevalo and postdoctoral scholar Mei Sun to find PFAS compounds including a chemical called GenX in the river, which provides drinking water for some 500,000 people in southeastern North Carolina. 

exterior shot of the GLBT center doors with the pride flag with raised fist hanging

Jun 27, 2022

Being Better, Year-long LGBTQ+ Allies

Kaitlyn Thomas, a rising senior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who identifies as LGBTQ+, shares ways in which we can be year-long allies and advocates, including supporting NC State funds centered on the LGBTQ+ student experience. 

2021 Carolina STEMwork participants

Jun 27, 2022

Kenan Fellows Program Expands Its K-12 Workforce Education Initiatives Statewide Through STEMwork

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership recently announced the statewide expansion of STEMwork, a grades K-12 blended professional development program that gives educators the tools they need to establish and sustain education-industry partnerships with local STEM employers. As the initiative grows, the Kenan Fellows Program aims to reach educators and students from traditionally underrepresented communities where economic challenges create obstacles for students to successfully transition to college and/or careers and employers struggle to recruit well-qualified local candidates. 

Researchers evaluated new designs for wildland fire shelters after field tests. Credit: Joseph Roise.

Jun 27, 2022

New Fire Shelter Prototypes Could Buy Time for Wildfire Firefighters

NC State researchers have found that four new designs for shelters to protect firefighters trapped in wildfires could increase survival time inside the shelter compared with the current industry standard. The research team includes Roger Barker, the Burlington Distinguished Professor of Textile Technology and the director of the Textile Protection and Comfort Center. 

The copper wolves at Wolf Plaza

Jun 27, 2022

May 2022 Park Enrichment Grants Awarded

Park Enrichment Grants provide support for Park Scholars engaged in professional and personal enrichment experiences in the United States and abroad. The grants are awarded by the Park Enrichment Grant Committee, composed of faculty members from across NC State and a representative from the Park Alumni Society, and are designed to foster the development of scholarship, service, leadership and character, as well as connect scholars with faculty. 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute volunteers Sheila (second from left) and Robert (far right) host Korean students for dinner at their home.

Jun 27, 2022

Conversation and Coffee, International Style

Last fall, NC State’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, an ongoing education program aimed at adults over the age of 50, asked for volunteers to commit to meeting one-on-one with an international student monthly for one hour to help them improve their English conversational skills. Within a week, 20 pairs had been matched, and the program has proven quite successful. 

Photos of Career Conversations speakers

Jun 27, 2022

Career Conversations Series Inspires Students

Students in the Exploratory Studies and Inter-College Transfer programs got to ask 21 professionals and alumni from 14 different fields about their personal college experiences this spring as part of Academic Advising Programs and Services’ second Career Conversations series. Career Conversations helped prepare students for the requirements of USC 102, a career-exploration course that includes job shadowing and informational interview assignments. 

#Pack9 logo on a baseball base

Jun 20, 2022

Don Sherrill Makes Significant Donation Toward NC State Baseball Enhancement Project

Don Sherrill of Charlotte has made the fourth major commitment to the NC State baseball program’s enhancement plan for Doak Field at Dail Park. The three-phase plan will strategically meet program and budgetary priorities including field improvements, player performance facilities and game day/fan experience enhancements.