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Person in a space suit works in a high-tech laboratory

Nov 28, 2023

Autonomous Lab Discovers Best-In-Class Quantum Dot

Researchers have developed an autonomous system that can identify how to synthesize “best in class” materials for specific applications in hours or days rather than the years it might have taken humans. Felix Castellano, Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Chair in Chemistry at NC State, is a co-author of the paper. 

a photo of Wolf Plaza by Becky Kirkland

Nov 21, 2023

Faculty Giving Helps Scholarship Recipients ‘Think and Do’ Times Two

Ross Bassett, a professor in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the director of NC State’s Benjamin Franklin Scholars program, takes his impact on the Pack to new heights as a donor. 

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Nov 21, 2023

Private Support Leads to Public Benefits in the College of Engineering

A distinguished professorship is helping Yong Zhu create electronic devices using nanomaterials that can monitor people’s — and even plants’ — health. That is just the tip of the iceberg, though, when it comes to how this funding furthers his work at NC State. 

A sheltered pit latrine

Nov 13, 2023

Poop, Pee and Microbes: The Complicated Ecology of Pit Latrines

A new study sheds light on the complex microbial ecosystems found in pit latrines, which are used by billions of people around the world. Francis de los Reyes — Glenn E. and Phyllis J. Futrell Distinguished Professor of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering — is a corresponding author of a paper on the work. 

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Oct 27, 2023

Beyond Extraordinary

Park Scholar Abigail Wucherer '24 is using the leadership skills she developed on campus and through her internships to help address the student mental health crisis. 

Dean Jim Pfaendtner, left, is shown with 2023 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award recipients, from left, Admiral Daryl L. Caudle, Deborah Bell Young and Robert E. Troxler.

Oct 27, 2023

Three Honored as Distinguished Engineering Alumni

Three College of Engineering graduates and committed supporters — Admiral Daryl L. Caudle, Robert E. Troxler and Deborah Bell Young — received the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award as part of NC State’s Red and White Week 2023. The award was established by the college’s faculty in 1966 and is the highest honor bestowed upon alumni. 

Dean Jim Pfaendtner, left, presents Fuh-Gwo Yuan the 2023 R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension.

Oct 27, 2023

Yuan Honored With RJ Reynolds Award

Fuh-Gwo Yuan, Samuel P. Langley Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, recently received the 2023 R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension. The award is supported by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company through the NC State Engineering Foundation and presents recipients with $25,000 paid out over five years. 

A human leg and a prosthetic leg

Oct 18, 2023

Robotic Prosthetic Ankles Improve ‘Natural’ Movement, Stability

Robotic prosthetic ankles that are controlled by nerve impulses allow amputees to move more “naturally,” improving their stability, according to a new study. Helen Huang, corresponding author of the study, is also the Jackson Family Distinguished Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at NC State and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Students standing together in caps and gowns.

Oct 17, 2023

Tell Me More: 7 Questions About Giving Back as a Young Alumna

Tell Me More is a series that provides easy-to-digest information about NC State philanthropy topics. In this story, a recent NC State graduate explains how and why she gives back as a volunteer and donor. 

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Oct 17, 2023

Keung Named Goodnight Distinguished Scholar

Albert Keung, associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been named the Goodnight Distinguished Scholar in Innovation in Biotechnology and Biomolecular Engineering. The position was made possible by a gift from NC State alumni Dr. James and Mrs. Ann Goodnight.