Stories From 2020

Feb 26, 2020  |  Students

Grant from the U.S. Dept. of Labor to support AI apprenticeships

NC State receives a four-year, $6 million grant to support 5,000 workers in artificial intelligence.

Feb 25, 2020  |  Alumni

Engineering alumnus named president of George Mason University

Dr. Gregory Washington, a three-time graduate of the College of Engineering at NC State, has been named as the eighth president of George Mason University. Washington is currently the dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at University of California, Irvine. He will join George Mason on July 1, 2020.

Feb 25, 2020  |  Students

New world leaders: International students form a key component of the Caldwell Fellows Program

Lingchao Mao was born in China and then emigrated with her family to Barcelona, Spain, when she was 10 years old. But when it came time for college, Mao was drawn to the United States. Or, more specifically, to NC State. “NC State is one of the best schools for engineering and statistics, which I knew I wanted to study,” Mao says.

Feb 25, 2020  |  Students

Goodnight Scholars Program selects finalists for class of 2024

Meet this exceptional group of high school STEM students from across North Carolina.

Feb 25, 2020  |  Students

CCEE Immersion Experiences program brings engineering to life

In late January, 22 students learned about the construction process for a state-of-the-art waste treatment facility during a tour that was part of the CCEE Immersion Experiences program.

Feb 24, 2020  |  Research

Researchers develop smaller, lighter radiation shielding

Researchers have developed a new technique for shielding electronics in military and space exploration technology from ionizing radiation.

Feb 24, 2020  |  Research

Researchers show what drives a novel, ordered assembly of alternating peptides

Researchers have demonstrated how to engineer two-layered nanofibers consisting of an ordered row of alternating peptides.

Feb 20, 2020  |  Research

Model shows users how to make on-farm sustainable energy projects more profitable

Researchers in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering have developed a model that could boost investment in farm-based sustainable energy projects by allowing investors to more accurately predict whether a project will turn a profit.

Feb 20, 2020  |  Awards and Honors

BAE Young and Saur take the top spots in New Faces of ASABE

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering's Dr. Sierra Young and Brieana Saur are this year's New Faces of ASABE.

Feb 20, 2020  |  Research

Green approach accelerates process optimization and retrieval of ‘switchable’ solvents

Researchers at NC State have demonstrated a new, green technology for both accelerated screening and retrieving “switchable” solvents used in green chemistry applications.