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Loujain Al Samara in front of the Belltower in her cap and gown

May 10, 2022

A Perfect Circle

Park Scholar Loujain Al Samara ’22 pursued a broad range of experiences during her four years at NC State, and she graduates this May with a new understanding of what she has learned, how she has grown and what comes next — thanks to private support. 

Students graduating

May 3, 2022

Pushing the Limits: Students Find Purpose, Belonging at NC State

Diego Garza Guajardo and Ednah Sangaka grew up across the world from each other, but they both found a home at NC State. Now, they’re looking ahead to graduation and beyond. 

Kavin Govindarajan ’24 (left) and David Sieg ’25 (right)

Apr 26, 2022

David Sieg ’25 Adds Spectator Sport Mathematics to NC State

The Park Scholar’s first major project in the College of Sciences was to bring together math enthusiasts from all disciplines for an exciting competition. The Spring 2022 Integration Bee, a calculus-based problem-solving competition named in the style of the familiar grade school spelling bee, is the result. 

Wolf statue

Apr 12, 2022

NC State Alumni Couple Establishes Troan Scholarship for Computer Science Endowment

The Department of Computer Science is proud to announce that NC State alumni Erik and Brigid Troan have made a commitment of $250,000 to establish the Troan Scholarship for Computer Science Endowment. When fully funded, this will be one of the largest scholarship endowments ever created specifically for computer science students. 

The Memorial Belltower

Mar 22, 2022

Pierce Named Director of Integrative Sciences Initiative

Joshua Pierce, an associate professor of chemistry, LORD Corporation Distinguished Scholar and University Faculty Scholar, has been named director of NC State’s Integrative Sciences Initiative. Pierce also serves as co-director of NC State’s Comparative Medicine Institute and director of the Chemistry of Life NIH T32 training program. He will work with a large team to coordinate the design and realization of the Integrative Sciences Building, a cutting-edge facility being planned for the former Harrelson Hall site that will draw on both state and private support. 

Jane Hoppin

Mar 15, 2022

University Faculty Scholar Jane Hoppin Wins Holshouser Award

Biological Sciences Professor Jane Hoppin has been honored with the 2021 Gov. James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service. The award recognizes faculty who exemplify the University of North Carolina System’s commitment to service and community engagement. 

Gino Fernandes II in front of the Talley Student Union

Feb 22, 2022

Extraordinary Difference: Gino Fernandes II

Gino Fernandes II ’20, aka King Gino, is a microbiologist-rapper who discovered his passion and career path while attending NC State. By sharing his story and being an advocate for other students during the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign, this first-generation college student has helped raise awareness and inspire donors to create new funds such as the Extraordinary Opportunity Scholarship Initiative. 

The Memorial Belltower

Dec 21, 2021

December Graduate Spotlight: Megan D’Agostino

Five Park Scholars earned their undergraduate degrees this December, with College of Sciences student Megan D’Agostino among them. The Park program caught up with Megan and her fellow new alumni to find out what experiences had the biggest impact on them during their time at NC State and where they are headed next. 

The campus gateway at dusk

Dec 14, 2021

College of Sciences Honors Outstanding Alumni and Student Achievements With 2021 Awards

The College of Sciences has recognized three alumni and one student with its annual awards for outstanding achievements and contributions. Among them are several individuals who have created scholarships to help others think and do the extraordinary at NC State. 

Kenneth W. and Jane A. Hanck

Dec 7, 2021

Scholarship Endowment Honors Longtime Chemistry Professor

Jane Hanck recently established the Kenneth W. and Jane A. Hanck Chemistry Graduate Student Endowment in memory of her husband, Kenneth, who was a key part of the Department of Chemistry faculty from 1969 until his retirement in 2012. This new scholarship endowment in the College of Sciences will support graduate students in chemistry while honoring the legacy of the former department head.