Stories From May 2020

May 28, 2020  |  Research

Big data for better sweet potatoes

An interdisciplinary team led by Cranos Williams is setting out on a three-year project to use artificial intelligence to make sweet potatoes even more profitable. The team will image hundreds of thousands of sweet potatoes to increase the percentage of sweet potatoes grown that are USDA grade 1.

May 28, 2020  |  Research

Researchers incorporate computer vision, uncertainty into AI for robotic prosthetics

New software aims to improve robotic prosthetics.

May 27, 2020  |  Research

Controlling artificial cilia with magnetic fields and light

Researchers have made remotely-controlled, artificial cilia that bend into new shapes, then return to their original shape.

May 27, 2020  |  Faculty and Staff

NC State partners with CESMII to promote ‘smart’ technologies in paper manufacturing, other industries

NC State and the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) have launched the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center (SMIC) to provide new opportunities for the paper industry and academia to facilitate their digital transformation, Industrial Internet of Things, and analytical innovation initiatives.

May 18, 2020  |  Awards and Honors

Huang, Husseini and Shannon named Outstanding Teachers

Three faculty members in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University have been named recipients of the Outstanding Teacher Award for 2019-20.

May 18, 2020  |  Awards and Honors

Shirwaiker and Veety named Blessis Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award recipients

Drs. Rohan Shirwaiker and Elena Veety have been announced as the winners of this year’s George H. Blessis Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award, given by the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University.

May 18, 2020  |  Alumni

Six NC State entrepreneurs selected for the 2020 Miller Fellowship

Each year, NC State Entrepreneurship selects a new cohort of Miller Fellows, a program that supports newly graduated entrepreneurs who wish to pursue their venture full-time after graduation. The six May graduates selected represent 4 university colleges and five unique startups.

May 18, 2020  |  Alumni

Scoville Fellowship allows NC State alumnus to work on nonproliferation and nuclear security in the Middle East

Jacob Sebastian is one of just three recent college graduates in the nation to earn a spring 2020 Scoville Fellowship, and he will work for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) in Washington, D.C.

May 14, 2020  |  Students

Research of particular relevance

Daniel Haller knew when he came to NC State two years ago he wanted to study global infectious diseases, to pursue undergraduate, master and Ph.D. degrees that would advance research in that field. What the Park Scholar from Waxhaw, North Carolina, didn’t know was that his sophomore year here would be almost completely interrupted.

May 14, 2020  |  Students

NC State students win Goldwater Scholarships

Three undergraduates receive the nation’s preeminent scholarship for science, math and engineering.