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December 18, 2004

November Pride of the Wolfpack Award Winners Announced


November "Pride of the Wolfpack Award" winners in the College of Engineering are Barbara W. Nicholson, Dana Lasher and Margaret E. Hudacko. Nicholson, office assistant in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, was chosen for efficiently and selflessly supporting faculty, staff, visitors and students for more than 30 years. Lasher, director of student services in the Department of Computer Science, volunteered to take on an additional heavy load of work even though he was already teaching two large courses. Hudacko, webmaster for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, created a video highlighting top alumni and the groundbreaking ceremony that has been instrumental in promoting the department. She also is working on web tools that will help the entire college share information better.

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December 15, 2003

Industrial Engineering Professor Talks at Chinese Science and Technology Forum

  Dr. Chao is greeted by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.

Dr. Xiuli Chao, a professor of industrial engineering at North Carolina State University, traveled to Beijing in November to speak at the International Forum on Medium- and Long-Term Development Planning for China’s Science and Technology.

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November 24, 2003

Engineering Student Wins Inaugural Mulkey/Shelton Leadership Award

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Ben Logan Anderson, a senior double majoring in computer engineering and electrical engineering at North Carolina State University, has received the newly established Mulkey/General Hugh Shelton Leadership Award for 2003-04. Anderson will receive $1,000 for demonstrating values-based leadership as exemplified by personal integrity, sense of responsibility and commitment of service.

While at NC State Anderson has received numerous awards, including the Faculty Senior Scholar Award, the Amelia Mitta Scholarship, the Lockheed Martin Scholarship and the Navy ROTC Award. He has been inducted into several honor societies, including the Armed Forces Communication and Engineering Association for Academic Excellence, Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key National Honor Society.

Anderson is an active participant in military activities at NC State. Since 1993 he has worked full time for the United States Marine Corps as a nuclear, biological and chemical weapons defense instructor. Anderson is also a company commander in United States Navy ROTC at NC State and will pursue a career with the Navy following graduation. Ultimately, Anderson hopes to return to NC State to teach within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and help mold another generation of outstanding NC State engineers.

Other students nominated for the Mulkey/General Hugh Shelton Leadership Award were Jess Bardin, industrial engineering; Autumn Porras, mechanical engineering; Shelly Strickland, biomedical engineering; and Vernon Hunt, chemical engineering.

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November 24, 2003

October Pride of Wolfpack Award Winners Announced


October "Pride of Wolfpack Award" winners in the College of Engineering are Carlos A. Benavente, Michelle Garoutte and Rebecca L. O'Connell. Benavente, webmaster in the Department of Computer Science, was responsible for setting up the Software Engineering Student Laboratory in Ventures III. After discovering that the lab server and computers were infected with a virus, he worked long hours to get the lab ready for the first day of the fall semester. Garoutte, academic advisor in Academic Affairs, has been handling "two" jobs since a key staff person left the unit in late July. Despite the extreme workload, her level of service has not dropped. O'Connell, administrative and information technician in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, developed the department's website. She has added many functions to the website that have made the jobs of others in the department easier.

November 24, 2003

September Pride of Wolfpack Award Winners Announced


September "Pride of Wolfpack Award" winners in the College of Engineering are Richard (Dick) W. Parham, Dr. Mary Clare Robbins and Rajani Verghese. Parham, administrative manager in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has improved the performance of the office with his emphasis on communication and training. Robbins, advising coordinator for Academic Affairs, coordinates student advising activities, matriculation and internal transfer processes, and handles many other key activities. Her attitude and hard work have created a positive experience for College of Engineering freshmen. Verghese, administrative assistant in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently provided exceptional service to her department when she organized the relocation of the Center for Advanced Electronic Materials. Her hard work and attention to detail made it possible to accomplish the move in a timely and efficient manner.

November 22, 2003

Winners Named in IE Senior Design Project Team Competition


For information about the winners, please access the story on the Department of Industrial Engineering's website: http://www.ie.ncsu.edu/news/articleview.php?id=341.

November 21, 2003

Koch Receives R.J. Reynolds Award

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Dr. Koch

Dr. Carl C. Koch, professor of materials science and engineering and associate head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, is the nineteenth recipient of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension. Koch received the award in a ceremony held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, in 242 Riddick Laboratories at NC State. The award presentation was followed by Koch's lecture, "Lifelong Learning and Teaching in a Changing Profession."

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November 17, 2003

NC State Alumnus Carter Wins National Medal of Technology

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November 12, 2003

Reeves Receives Professional Engineer of the Year Award

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Dr. Reeves

Dr. Douglas Reeves, professor of computer science at North Carolina State University, recently received the Professional Engineer of the Year Award as an "outstanding alumnus" of the Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department in the Speed Scientific School at the University of Louisville. The award was presented to Reeves at the Speed School Awards and Reunion ceremony on Saturday, October 11.

November 11, 2003

Stevie Named Fellow of the American Vacuum Society


Frederick A. Stevie, a senior researcher in the Analytical Instrumentation Facility at North Carolina State University, has been named a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society (AVS). Stevie received a certificate recognizing the honor at the AVS 50th Anniversary Awards Ceremony and Reception on November 5 as part of the 50th International Symposium & Exhibition in Baltimore.

November 10, 2003

Keltie Named Fellow of ASME International

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Dr. Keltie

Dr. Richard F. Keltie, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and associate dean of academic affairs in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been elected Fellow of ASME International. ASME International was founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. For more information about ASME, visit http://www.asme.org/.

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November 6, 2003

NC State’s Department of Computer Science Stand Outs at Computer Security Conference


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The Association for Computing Machinery, the oldest and largest educational and scientific computing society, held their 10th Annual Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) October 27-31. Among the 35 accepted papers, the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University had 4 papers in the conference this year, more than any other institution.

Dr. Douglas Reeves, professor of computer science, and his students contributed one of the four NC State papers, and Dr. Peng Ning, assistant professor of computer science, and his students contributed the other three.  Ning was the only author who had three papers in the conference.

November 5, 2003

Dr. Calvin H. Carter, Jr. Named 2002 National Medal of Science Laureate


Oct. 23, 2003
By staff report
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DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) today announced that President Bush has named Dr. Calvin H. Carter, Jr. as a recipient of the nation's highest honor for technological innovation. Dr. Carter will receive the 2002 National Medal of Technology at a White House ceremony on November 6, 2003. Dr. Carter was nominated for his pioneering innovation in the development of high quality silicon carbide wafers, leading to new industries in wide bandgap semiconductors and enabling still other new industries in efficient blue, green and white light, full color displays, high power solid-state microwave amplifiers, more efficient/compact power supplies, higher efficiency power distribution/transmission systems, and gemstones. Dr. Carter, one of the founders of Cree, Inc., began his research in silicon carbide in 1977 as a graduate student at North Carolina State University and has served as Director of Materials Technology at Cree, Inc. since its inception. The National Medal of Technology recognizes men and women who embody the spirit of American innovation and have advanced the nation's global competitiveness. Their groundbreaking contributions commercialize technologies, create jobs, improve productivity, and stimulate the nation's growth and development. This award, established by Congress in 1980, is administered by the Department of Commerce. For more information about the National Medal of Technology visit http://www.technology.gov/metal.

Cree is an advanced semiconductor company that leverages its expertise in silicon carbide (SiC), gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon (Si) materials technology to produce new and enabling semiconductors. The products include blue, green and near ultraviolet (UV) light emitting diodes (LEDs), near UV lasers, radio frequency (RF) and microwave devices, and power switching devices. Targeted applications for these products include solid-state illumination, optical storage, wireless infrastructure and power switching. For more information on Cree, please visit http://www.cree.com.

October 31, 2003

College of Engineering at NC State University Names
Outstanding Alumni

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The North Carolina State University College of Engineering has named Keith Vann Collins of Raleigh, Anna Clyde Fraker, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Gerald (Jerry) Davis Mann of Indianapolis, Indiana, as Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award winners for 2003.

The awards were announced by Nino A. Masnari, dean of the College of Engineering, at a banquet held October 30 at the Capital City Club in Raleigh. The awards honor alumni whose accomplishments further their fields and reflect favorably on the university.

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October 24, 2003

Mulkey Receives Opening Doors Award

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Barbara H. Mulkey (BSCE '77, MSCE '84), President and CEO of Mulkey Engineers & Consultants, was one of this year's honorees at the "Opening Doors Awards Night 2003" celebration on October 23 at Meredith College. This annual event, sponsored by the Raleigh and Triangle chapter of Business and Professional Women, recognizes three outstanding professional women in the Triangle who have achieved excellence, contributed to the community and created opportunities for other women in their fields. The other honorees are Angela D. Coleman, Founder, President & CEO, Sisterhood Agenda, Inc., and Dr. Marion F. Gooding, Professor of Nursing, North Carolina Central University.

Mulkey has taken her home-based business that she began in 1993 and has turned it into a successful 170-employee full-service engineering firm that now serves North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. She and her firm have received numerous honors for their achievements, including Mulkey’s honor of being named to the “Impact 100 List” by The Business Leader magazine in 2002, the firm’s designation in the “Family Friendly 40” list by Carolina Parent magazine in 2001, and the firm’s Honors Award for Engineering Excellence in Transportation from the Consulting Engineers Council of North Carolina in 2000. Mulkey is an active alumna and currently is a member of the NC State Engineering Foundation Board of Directors.

Past NC State recipients of the award include Dr. Sarah A. Rajala, associate dean for research and graduate programs in the College of Engineering, Dr. Joann M. Burkholder, professor of botany, and Ms. S. Kay Yow, head coach of the NC State women’s basketball team.

October 3, 2003

Bailey Receives Golden Wrench Award


On September 26 the Department of Facilities Operations at North Carolina State University presented Kaye Bailey with the Golden Wrench Award to recognize her efforts in serving as building liaison for the Engineering Graduate Research Center.

October 2, 2003

Turinsky to Receive University of Michigan Merit Award

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Dr. Turinsky

Dr. Paul J. Turinsky, professor and head of nuclear engineering at North Carolina State University, will receive the University of Michigan Merit Award October 18 at the university, during homecoming weekend events. Turinksy received both his M.S.E. and Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan in 1967 and 1970, respectively. For more information about him, visit http://www.ne.ncsu.edu/people/faculty/turinsky.html.

September 23, 2003

August Pride of Wolfpack Winners Announced


August "Pride of Wolfpack Award" winners in the College of Engineering are Timothy S. Gurganus, Scott A. Lassell and Jane H. Sharpe. Gurganus, a research assistant and lab manager in the Department of Industrial Engineering, recently played a key role in helping his department recover from a large number of virus and worm infections by providing in-depth information on the attacks as well as remedies. Lassell, a manager of nuclear services in the Department of Nuclear Engineering, makes his department shine by his ability to share his passion for nuclear engineering in presentations to high schools and other groups. Sharpe, assistant to the associate dean of academic affairs, has had to assume the duties of two positions during the past few months because of staff vacancies. Her positive leadership during this time has been essential to the performance of the office.

September 19, 2003

July Pride of Wolfpack Winners Announced


The three Pride of Wolfpack Award winners for the month of July are Cecilia Chen, Daniel R. Leonard and Rufus “Skip” Richardson. Chen, a student services assistant in the Department of Industrial Engineering, has developed more efficient office practices such as integrating computer and web-based resources into her daily routine. As the instrument maker in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), Leonard’s dedication has positively impacted the development and operation of MSE teaching laboratories that serve more than 500 undergraduates annually. Richardson, an instrument maker in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), provides precision service to MAE faculty, center operations and students.

September 16, 2003

Antón Receives NSF Funding for ITR Project

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Dr. Antón

Dr. Ana (Annie) I. Antón, associate professor of software engineering at North Carolina State University, has received $920,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a proposal entitled "ITR: Encoding Rights, Permissions and Obligations: Privacy Policy Specification and Compliance." Systematic encoding and enforcement of information privacy values, policy and requirements are needed because preliminary research for this project has found that the three are often misaligned, leading to IT applications that do not reflect the policies which are intended to govern them. Project results, tools and findings will be fully documented on a website currently supported by the NSF and created by Antón:  ThePrivacyPlace.org.

Dr. Colin Potts of the Georgia Institute of Technology is co-PI on this multiyear project. Senior NC State personnel include Dr. Jule Earp, assistant professor of business management; Dr. Lynda Aiman-Smith, associate professor of business management; and Dr. David Baumer, associate professor of business management.

September 11, 2003

Anderson Wins Faculty Senior Scholar Award

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Ben Logan Anderson, a junior double majoring in computer engineering and electrical engineering, received the Faculty Senior Scholar award in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University for 2003-04. For more information, please see the Achieve! story at http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/news/achieve/celebrate.html.

September 4, 2003

Alumnus Maldonado Appointed to Presidential Task Force


An alumnus of NC State University, Dr. G. Ivan Maldonado (MSNE ’88, PhDNE ’93) has been appointed to the nuclear facilities working group of the Presidential Task Force on the 2003 Blackout recently announced by Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham. Maldonado, who is an associate professor of mechanical, industrial and nuclear engineering at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, was a student of Dr. Paul J. Turinsky, professor and head of nuclear engineering at NC State.

The task force has been created to investigate the causes of the power blackout that affected several states in the Northeast and Midwest of the United States in August. Other experts appointed to the task force include Alan Schriber, chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, and John G. Overly, Ohio Homeland Security executive director.

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August 26, 2003

Fedkiw Elected Fellow of The Electrochemical Society

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Dr. Fedkiw

Dr. Peter S. Fedkiw, professor and associate department head of chemical engineering, has been elected Fellow of The Electrochemical Society. He was cited for his international reputation in the field of electrochemical engineering and scientific contributions to the discipline. For more information, visit http://www.electrochem.org/awards/bio/204_award_winners.pdf.

August 25, 2003

Meier Named Distinguished Alumnus of UT Austin


Dr. Wilbur L. Meier, professor of industrial engineering at North Carolina State University, has been selected by the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, as part of their centennial celebration, to be one of 27 charter members of the Academy of Distinguished Alumni. The induction ceremony will take place at a banquet during the centennial weekend celebration November 6-9, 2003. For more information about Meier, visit http://www.ie.ncsu.edu/meier/index.html.

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