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Fall/Winter 2017 NC State Engineering magazine

NC State Engineering magazine, Fall/Winter 2017

The Fall/Winter 2017 NC State Engineering magazine celebrates our top-notch faculty, staff, students and alumni, as well as the advanced research taking place in the College of Engineering. It showcases our study abroad programs and our drive to complete the EB Oval dream.


From the Dean

Departments change leadership

Q&A: Lora Bremer


In Our Labs
Explore the spaces where our engineering faculty members work. In this issue, visit the Advanced Metal Forming and Tribology Laboratory.

NSF ERC Updates
The College’s two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers continue to make progress on developing a smarter power grid and wearable health-monitoring devices powered by the human body.

Challenge Accepted
The National Academy of Engineering has identified 14 Grand Challenges for engineers in the 21st century, and faculty members and students in the College are doing their part to find answers.

Engineers Across Borders
Students in the College take part in a unique study-abroad program in China that exposes them to engineering in an inter-connected world.

Manufacturing USA
The College is playing a major role in the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, helping U.S. companies compete in the global marketplace.

Pack Points

Benefits of advanced wood-burning stoves greater than previously thought

Paper pumps power portable microfluidics, biomedical devices

Alumna becomes finalist on “Mythbusters: The Search”

New technique ‘sees’ radioactive material even after it’s gone

Thin layers of water hold promise for the energy storage of the future

College of Engineering student teams place at annual LuLu eGames startup competition

New ultrasound ‘drill’ targets deep vein blood clots

Pig model to help research on human knee growth, injury treatment

Researchers make the first flexible memory device using oxide ferroelectric material

Device allows users to manipulate 3-D virtual objects more quickly

Faculty highlights

A campus without computers

Research meets art


Down the stretch

Alumni support Engineering Building Oval to help future students

A building for engineers

Round trip

Alumnus prepares to endow fourth professorship

Foundation staff welcomes new member

Meet the Dean’s Circle

Success and generosity are in the Dean family’s DNA

Foundation Year in Review

College of Engineering Homecoming Celebration

Return to contents or download the Fall/Winter 2017 NC State Engineering magazine (PDF, 6.8MB).

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