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Jun 17, 2024

The Right Way To Ask Someone for a Million Dollars, According to a Fundraiser Who Does It for a Living

Wanda Urbanska, director of philanthropy for NC State’s College of Engineering, weighs in on how the same basic rules apply no matter what you’re raising money for. 

Lab worker stirring a liquid in a glass jar

Jun 3, 2024

Bezos Earth Fund Grant Creates Sustainable Protein Research Hub at NC State

The Bezos Earth Fund recently awarded NC State $30 million over five years to lead a center of excellence to create a biomanufacturing hub for dietary proteins that are environmentally friendly, healthy, tasty and affordable. Rohan Shirwaiker, James T. Ryan Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC State, is the principal investigator on the grant and co-director of the resulting Bezos Center for Sustainable Protein. 

Veena Misra headshot. Photo credit: ASSIST Center

Jun 3, 2024

Misra Named Head of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Veena Misra has been named as the permanent head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Misra is an M.C. Dean Distinguished University Professor in ECE and a three-time graduate of the department. 

The Memorial Belltower

May 20, 2024

Oralkan, Augustyn Receive Alcoa Research Awards

Omer Oralkan, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Veronica Augustyn, associate professor and Jake and Jennifer Hooks Distinguished Scholar in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, have been honored for their research work by the College of Engineering with Alcoa Foundation Awards. 

Kelton Phillips

May 13, 2024

Propelled Toward Success

Growing up in Apex, North Carolina, Kelton Phillips never gave engineering much thought. Buoyed by the John Estes Conway Scholarship and the Doug and Whitney Yates Scholarship, he just graduated from NC State as an engineer who will keep airplanes flying. 

Shaun Deardorff

May 13, 2024

Turning Obstacles Into Superpowers

A childhood spent aiming for the stars and four years as part of the Wolfpack are launching scholarship recipient Shaun Deardorff into a future filled with sky-high possibilities. 

A silicon computer chip

Apr 29, 2024

CHIPS Funding Fuels Two New Initiatives Backed by NC State

Fred Kish, the MC Dean Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is the co-director of a brand-new regional innovation hub for wide bandgap semiconductors, which offer higher voltage and temperature capacity than traditional silicon chips. The hub, “Commercial Leap Ahead for Wide Bandgap Semiconductors” — or CLAWS, for short — is one of two initiatives funded through the CHIPS and Science Act that NC State will play a key role in. 

Clouds behind the Memorial Belltower

Apr 29, 2024

Four Faculty Members Win Outstanding Research Award, Induction to Research Leadership Academy

Four NC State faculty members, including several distinguished professors, won the university’s top award for research and mentorship in 2024, highlighting their exceptional contributions to their respective fields. The Outstanding Research Award recognizes faculty who lead in their areas of expertise; empower the success of their fellow NC State faculty; and advance an intellectual, multidisciplinary research community. 

Seven members of NC State's faculty and staff

Apr 29, 2024

Faculty and Staff Receive Awards From NC State Global

Louis Martin-Vega Dean, Professors of Chemical Engineering Laura Bottomley and Richard Spontak were recently recognized as part of NC State Global’s 2024 Honors and Awards Luncheon. Bottomley was named Outstanding Global Engagement Award Senior Faculty Recipient, and Spontak was named Jackson Rigney International Service Award Recipient. 

Rohan Shirwaiker

Apr 22, 2024

Shirwaiker Wins 2024 IISE Fellow Award

The College of Engineering’s James T. Ryan Professor Rohan Shirwaiker has been honored by the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) with its 2024 IISE Fellow Award. This award recognizes Shirwaiker’s outstanding contributions to technical innovation and service within the IISE community.