Stories From Apr 2020

Apr 29, 2020  |  Research

Plant aid: A GRIP4PSI big-data project to detect plant diseases faster

An interdisciplinary team led by professor Jean Ristaino will combine small sensors with big data for faster detection of the diseases plaguing tomato fields.

Apr 29, 2020  |  Awards and Honors

Dr. Michael Dickey receives inaugural outstanding research mentor award

During the 29th Annual Spring Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium, held virtually April 24-25, Dr. Michael Dickey, Alcoa Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering was presented with the inaugural Outstanding Research Mentor Award from the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Apr 29, 2020  |  Covid-19 Response

Lessons distilled, from sports medicine to sanitizer

At NC State, Jeff Dugas ’90 learned about problem solving, leadership, service and more, and he has built on the experience as a successful orthopedic surgeon and distillery co-founder.

Apr 29, 2020  |  Students

Adapting to online: A remote master’s defense

Master’s student Ryan Spurney learned over spring break that his in-person defense would have to be done remotely over Zoom, a virtual meetings platform, because of social distancing at NC State University. He offers tips for success.

Apr 27, 2020  |  Research

Catalyst opens door to more efficient, environmentally friendly ethylene production

A research team led by North Carolina State University has engineered a new catalyst that can more efficiently convert ethane into ethylene, which is used in a variety of manufacturing processes.

Apr 27, 2020  |  Students

Meet Claire Henson

Meet Claire Henson who studied abroad at the University of Adelaide in Australia.

Apr 24, 2020  |  Awards and Honors

Frey, Li named 2020 Alcoa Foundation Awards recipients

Dr. H. Christopher Frey, Glenn E. Futrell Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE), and Dr. Fanxing Li, associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE), have been named the 2020 Alcoa Foundation Awards recipients.

Apr 23, 2020  |  Awards and Honors

Dr. Mohamed Bourham wins Holladay Medal

Dr. Mohamed Bourham, Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Nuclear Engineering, is one of three faculty members selected to receive the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by NC State and the university’s Board of Trustees.

Apr 23, 2020  |  Magazine

Spring/Summer 2020 NC State Engineering Magazine

During the Covid-19 pandemic, NC State has undertaken a number of measures that we elaborate on in this issue, and our feature story highlights examples of the outstanding work that our faculty, students and staff are doing in response to the urgent needs created by this pandemic.

Apr 23, 2020  |  Magazine

From the Dean

Like all of you, we are adjusting to the reality of life during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. During these very difficult times please be assured that the number one priority of NC State and our College is first and foremost the safety and health of our students, faculty and staff as well as the academic, professional and personal success of our undergraduate and graduate students. That’s why NC State has undertaken a number of measures with the well-being of the University community in mind.