Virtual Homecoming Celebration
Homecoming at Home
Registration is open
Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Help the College of Engineering celebrate Red and White Week 2020 from the comfort of your own home.
While we won’t be able to celebrate together on campus this fall, the College of Engineering still wants to gather (virtually) to provide an update on how we are adjusting during unpredictable times and playing a major role in keeping the people of North Carolina safe.
Households that register will receive a Zoom link to participate in the virtual program. The first 100 registrations will receive a box with specialty engineering items to help celebrate Red and White Week.
Registration is required. Please register online.
Contact the NC State Engineering Foundation at 919.515.7458.
2020 Red and White Week Networking Event for Students on Nov. 9 at 6 p.m.
- Insight on career/internship opportunities
- A swag bag will be raffled to a student participant
Student registration at the Networking event is required.Register now
Nov. 9 Networking Event Panelists
Jacob Bowes was born and raised in Garner, N.C., and following in his father’s technical footsteps, received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from NC State in 2016. During his undergraduate work, he served as both a Chancellor’s aide and the president of the Student Wolfpack Club. He is employed as an Engineer Intern with McKim & Creed in Raleigh and focuses on both water/wastewater management design and construction administration. Bowes currently serves NC State by being both his company’s liaison for fundraising initiatives and as the chair of the Development Committee of the College of Engineering Young Alumni Advisory Board.
Dr. Antonia Arnold-McFarland
Dr. Antonia Arnold-McFarland is a multi-facetted community advocate who enjoys inspiring hope and positive change in others via her involvement in the community. She works full-time as a technical professional who manages and leads quality engineering projects, programs and process improvements. She also enjoys coaching others on career development, project management and problem-solving methods. In her spare time “Toni”, as she is known, applies these same skills as she serves the community in various capacities. Her Christian faith is the foundation that enables her to have hope and vision to help and lead others. Toni is a recent author, lecture and scholar in music and arts of the African American worship experience.
Background: Toni is originally from Spartanburg, S.C., where she was raised by educators, along with two siblings. Today they all work in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), all have graduate degrees and are all accomplished musicians. Her mother’s untimely death when they were young taught them the value of faith, resilience, practicality, family and community. Her father raised them as a single parent and continued to instill strong values in them. She is married to Tony D. McFarland, Sr., who also shares her passion for music. In their spare time, they enjoy vacationing, family time, performing live and attending music concerts.
Education and Training: Toni received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in African American Studies (1996) from N. C. State University, Raleigh, N.C., while already working full time as a manufacturing engineer. As a mid-career professional, she earned an MBA in Global Management from the University of Phoenix Raleigh Campus (2007). Her engineering experience, project work and successful exam performance earned her the Six Sigma Black Belt Certification (American Society for Quality, 2008). This is a certification in quality that applies statistical problem-solving methods to minimize defects and achieve process control. She combined her passion and profession together when she received her Doctor of Ministry in Creative Arts from the Graduate Theological Foundation of Mishawaka, Ind. (2016). Her doctoral research concentrated on the African American Worship Experience. It leveraged quantitative and qualitative research methods for problem-solving and improvement in music and arts ministry in the Black Church.
Employment: Toni works full time for Deere and Company Corporate Office located in Moline, Ill., and has been an employee since 1998. She currently works for Enterprise Quality as a project coach, project leader and instructor on Six Sigma Methodology to improve product and process quality. This requires her to travel and to work across diverse groups and cultures. She has over 20 years of experience at Deere in various technical roles of increasing responsibility, including technical troubleshooting for dealer technicians, manufacturing engineering, supply management and now quality. Prior to working at Deere, Toni gained work experience with other companies. While in college, she gained her early engineering experience as an intern with United Technologies, Pratt and Whitney. She worked on the problem history file and in the Controls Group for military fighter jet engines. She worked for Nucor Steel from 1996-98 in facility maintenance and manufacturing prior to and after college graduation.
Steve Grobman is senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO) for McAfee. In this role, Grobman sets the technical strategy and direction to create technologies that protect smart, connected computing devices and infrastructure worldwide. He drives McAfee innovation and leads thousands of technical experts across McAfee’s Labs, Research & Development, Threat Research and McAfee’s internal security organization. Together, these teams deliver robust and sophisticated cybersecurity solutions that protect corporate and consumer assets.
Prior to joining McAfee, Grobman dedicated more than two decades to senior technical leadership positions related to cybersecurity at Intel Corporation, where he was named an Intel Fellow and worldwide McAfee CTO while McAfee was a business unit within Intel.
Grobman is a trusted advisor on cybersecurity and the evolving threat landscape to the industry and media. He is a published author of The Second Economy: The Race for Trust, Treasure, and Time in the Cybersecurity War (2016), has written numerous technical papers and books, and speaks globally at major industry events. He holds 24 U.S. and international patents.
Grobman earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from North Carolina State University.
Wayne Stocks, P.E., LEED AP, is president of international engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti. Wayne graduated from NC State in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He also holds a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Following graduation, Wayne spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal. In his nearly 30 years at Thornton Tomasetti, he has overseen the design and construction of a wide range of structures, including Washington Nationals Park baseball stadium and The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., and the renovation of landmarks such as the Washington Monument and U.S. Main Treasury Building. As president, Wayne is responsible for financial, legal and risk management functions across the organization and works to promote a culture of sharing and collaboration driven by creativity and innovation. Along with sitting on the board of directors, he co-chairs the stock committee, guides the firm’s inclusion and diversity initiative, and serves on the board of governors for the Thornton Tomasetti Foundation where he chairs the national annual scholarship program.