Stories From Jan 2020

Jan 31, 2020  |  Alumni

Poole and engineering alumnus Patel to open global cuisine restaurant in North Carolina

Sejal Patel is an alumnus that received bachelor’s degrees in computer science and finance in 2006. Day-to-day, he serves as the director of pricing for IQVIA, a multinational health information technology and clinical research company, but after hours he is an ambitious entrepreneur about to open his eclectic restaurant, The Nomad.

Jan 30, 2020  |  Research

Wearable health tech gets efficiency upgrade

North Carolina State University engineers have demonstrated a flexible device that harvests the heat energy from the human body to monitor health. The device surpasses all other flexible harvesters that use body heat as the sole energy source.

Jan 28, 2020  |  Research

Undergraduate research: Streamlining biofuel fermentation processes

The BAE Research and Educational Enhancement Projects (REEP) are an opportunity for undergraduates to design and conduct research. Erin Cooper, a senior majoring in biological engineering with a concentration in bioprocessing, was selected as the 2019 REEP scholar. Her project focuses on combining two processing steps used in current ethanol production: hydrolysis and fermentation.

Jan 28, 2020  |  Students

A legacy of aiming high

NC State industrial and systems engineering major and scholarship recipient Charles Blum, who won a national award as Air Force ROTC Student of the Year, has tried to channel determination and selflessness into activities across campus.

Jan 24, 2020  |  Students

3MT winner helps food banks reach more

ISE Ph.D. student Hafizul Islam won the 2019 Three Minute Thesis by describing his research that helps food banks distribute food more equitably, effectively and efficiently.

Jan 23, 2020  |  Research

Study finds flooding damage to levees is cumulative – and often invisible

Repeated flooding has a cumulative effect on the integrity of earthen levees, suggesting that extreme weather associated with climate change could pose significant risks for the nation’s aging levees.

Jan 21, 2020  |  Students

First in their pack

Meet some NC State students, including civil engineering major Hillary Sudbury, who were the first in their families to attend college, and learn about some of the ways the university supports these first-generation students.

Jan 14, 2020  |  Faculty and Staff

Online master’s ranked seventh nationally

The online engineering master’s program offered by North Carolina State University was ranked seventh nationally by US News & World Report in the publication’s 2020 list of the Best Online Programs.

Jan 10, 2020  |  Alumni

College mourns alumna killed in plane crash

The College of Engineering at NC State is mourning the loss of Bahareh Karami, an alumna who was killed in a plane crash in Iran on Wednesday.

Jan 9, 2020  |  Students

Meet Thabani Mtsi

Meet Thabani Mtsi who studied abroad at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.