Spring/Summer 2019 NC State Engineering magazine

Cover image of nuclear reactor for the COE's Spring/Summer 2019 Alumni Magazine

This issue highlights important examples of interdisciplinary endeavors in our engineering departments and research centers, as well as at the university level with the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program. It also features our crown jewel, Fitts-Woolard Hall, scheduled to open in the summer of 2020.

CONTENTS

From the Dean

Alumna blasts off for the ISS

Q&A: Dennis Kekas

Features

In our labs
Explore the spaces where our engineering faculty members work. In this issue, visit the subsonic and supersonic wind tunnels in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Better by design
Senior design continues to be an important part of engineering undergraduate education and provides benefits both to students and sponsoring companies.

Homegrown
Engineering alumni are playing a major role in Fitts-Woolard Hall

Charging up
Research within the College is breaking down barriers to wider adoption of electric vehicles.

A facility like no other
NC State’s on-campus nuclear reactor was the first of its kind and it continues to be one of the most innovative and most used teaching reactors in the world.

After the storm
Engineering faculty members and students conducted research after Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina to help ensure a stronger response to the next storm.

Pack Points

Inaugural Day of Giving a success for the College

Funding will help underrepresented students pursue STEM degrees

Washington DC internship program introduces students to politics

Artificial intelligence can identify microscopic marine organisms

Students learn about grand challenges in E102

Biosensor allows real-time oxygen monitoring for “organs on a chip”

New system allows rapid response to heart attacks

Approach paves way for new generation of antimicrobial materials

Research looks to bacteria to help prevent coal ash spills

New method turns carbon fibers and nanotubes into diamond fibers

A new kind of campus

Engineering alumni, YouTube stars return to campus

Faculty Highlights

Four faculty members earn NSF CAREER awards

Augustyn named Sloan Research Fellow

Kim receives RJ Reynolds Award

Hsiao receives AAAS Marion Milligan Mason Award

Escuti named Senior Member of National Academy of Inventors

Foundations

Crown Jewel
Fitts-Woolard Hall will give Centennial Campus another iconic structure

With hopes of new innovation, alumni and friends of the College share why they support Fitts-Woolard Hall

Gordon, Lehrer, Weinberg and West receive DEA awards

College homecoming draws engineering alumni to campus

Annual giving

University names building for Irwin Holmes, groundbreaking engineer

Ph.D. graduate balances research, minority mentorship — and wins game show

Graduate fellowships help attract top students

An enduring Foundation
Engineering Foundation marks 75th anniversary

Foundation undergoes leadership change

Two join Engineering Foundation staff

Ways to give to the NC State Engineering Foundation

Join the Clubs

NC State Engineering Foundation staff and Board of Directors


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