Spring/Summer 2020 NC State Engineering Magazine

Online cover of Spring/Summer 2020 NC Stat 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.

Contents

From the Dean

College continues to climb in U.S. News graduate rankings

Q&A: Gary Gilleskie

Features

Engineering on the Front Lines
The College is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, moving to online instruction and working on solutions.

A Smarter Collar
Wearable data collection systems being developed in the College are empowering guide dog trainers and making a costly, time-consuming process more efficient.

Our Challenges, Our Ideas

Material World
The Data-Enabled Science of Engineering and Atomic Structure (SEAS) traineeship program is creating a new generation of data-driven scientists that will help develop smart materials.

Check-Up
Platforms developed in the Center for Advanced Self- Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) allow for a wide range of health applications.

Secure State
The Department of Computer Science is ramping up its research and education efforts in the area of cybersecurity to help meet a critical national need.

Pack Points

Engineering alumna returns to Earth after historic flight

New center will focus on traffic congestion and mobility

‘Wristwatch’ monitors body chemistry to boost athletic performance, prevent injury

Departmental ambassador programs promote leadership, strengthen communication skills

Improving AI’s ability to identify students who need help

Next generation of greenhouses may be fully solar powered

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

Professor reflects on L-E-S-S-O-N-S learned from 1975 National Spelling Bee

Faculty Highlights

Three receive NSF CAREER Awards

Genzer receives R.J. Reynolds Award

Hall named AAAS Fellow

Bottomley named Tech Educator of the Year

Foundations

Making a mark
You can establish a legacy in Fitts-Woolard Hall

Alumni donors know that Fitts-Woolard Hall is more than a building

College closes in on campaign goal

Alumni return to campus for homecoming

Brantley, Easter and Hooks receive DEA awards

The Impact of Day of Giving
A look back at 2019

Endowment honors alumnus who valued education and knew the importance of scholarships

Annual Giving

Young Alumni Spotlight:  Hunter Bomba

Ways to give to the NC State Engineering Foundation


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DEAN Dr. Louis A. Martin-Vega

ADVISORY BOARD

Dr. John Gilligan, Executive Associate Dean of Engineering

V. Nelson Peeler, Jr. (EE ‘88), President, Board of Directors, NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc.

Griffin Lamb, Assistant Dean for Development and College Relations, Executive Director of the NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc.

Erica Fuller, Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Engagement, NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc.

EDITOR Brent Lancaster

SENIOR ASSOCIATE EDITOR Darsee Heath

ART DIRECTOR Candice Wallace

ASSISTANT GRAPHIC DESIGNER Jacob Fremderman

ILLUSTRATION Jie Sun

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Amy Blakely, Lea Hart, Kathi McBlief, Tim Peeler, Matt Shipman

IMAGES Nicole Creange; Marc Hall; IBM; iStock; Rebecca Kirkland; Brent Lancaster; Robert Lasson; Jo Ann Madren; Kenneth Martin; Shana McDowell; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; North Carolina Division of Emergency Management; Skanska USA; Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries ; Scott Stabler; The (Pottsville) Republican-Herald; Gerald White; Jason Wolonick; Murat Yokus

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