Stories From 2013

Dec 23, 2013

Freshmen engineers show off projects on Design Day

More than 300 design teams took part in the annual Freshman Engineering Design Day held Nov. 26. In total, 1,220 freshmen participated.

Dec 22, 2013

Vest, leader in higher education, had connection to NC State

Dr. Charles Vest was not only a president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and national leader in higher education in the United States. He held an honorary degree from North Carolina State University and a scholarship program the university takes part in bears his name.

Dec 12, 2013

NC State engineering professor receives 2013 MCNC Robyn Render Endeavor Award

Dr. Mladen Vouk, professor and head of the Department of Computer Science and associate vice provost for information technology at NC State, is this year’s recipient of the MCNC Robyn Render Endeavor Award.

Dec 11, 2013

Westmoreland receives honorary professorship

Dr. Phillip Westmoreland, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at North Carolina State University, traveled to Nanjing, China, Oct. 6 to receive an honorary professorship from Nanjing University of Technology (NJUT).

Dec 5, 2013

Inventor, electronics innovator Baliga wins IEEE’s highest award

Dr. Jayant Baliga, a Distinguished University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State and founding director of the university’s Power Semiconductor Research Center, has received the IEEE's Medal of Honor.

Dec 4, 2013

Ligler awarded distinction of Fellow by AAAS

Dr. Frances Ligler, Lampe Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been awarded the distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Dec 2, 2013

Nanoscale coatings improve stability and efficiency of devices for renewable fuel generation

North Carolina State University researchers and colleagues from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have shown that a specialized coating technique can make certain water-splitting devices more stable and more efficient.

Nov 26, 2013

Researchers design interactive software to target teen alcohol use

North Carolina State University and the University of California, San Francisco, are developing interactive software aimed at helping teens reduce alcohol use and the risks associated with drinking alcohol.

Nov 26, 2013

Researchers use nanoscale ‘patches’ to sensitize targeted cell receptors

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Duke University have developed nanoscale “patches” that can be used to sensitize targeted cell receptors, making them more responsive to signals that control cell activity.

Nov 25, 2013

NC State engineering alumni return for Homecoming celebration

Alumni of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University returned to campus Friday, Nov. 1, for a Homecoming celebration held in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library and at other locations on NC State’s Centennial Campus.