Fall/Winter 2020 NC State Engineering Magazine

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Welcome to the fall 2020 issue of NC State Engineering magazine.

Contents

From the Dean

Alumna named to Fortune 40 under 40

Q&A: Dr. James Lester

Features

In Our Labs
Explore the spaces where our engineering faculty members work. In this issue, visit the Ballistic Loading and Structural Testing Lab in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Rapid Response
The College reacted to the COVID-19 crisis by quickly responding to healthcare workers’ equipment needs and starting research projects that will continue the fight.

Who’s Calling
Researchers in the Department of Computer Science monitored thousands of phone lines to find out who is behind robocalls and begin work on how to stop them.

The Park Scholarships Program is marking 25 years

Engineering Lends a Helping Hand
Students from the College spent their spring break in Rwanda, bringing STEM education to rural primary schools and making connections with the people.

New Home
Fitts-Woolard Hall, the newest engineering building on Centennial Campus, opened this summer. Take a look inside and learn about available naming opportunities that allow alumni to leave a long-term legacy for the College.

Pack Points

College of Engineering enhances its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Tech sector job interviews assess anxiety, not software skills

NC State Day of Giving focuses on student impact

Managing data flow to boost cyber-physical system performance

New approach to DNA data storage makes system more dynamic, scalable

Study finds dedicated clinics can reduce impact of a flu pandemic

Summer K-12 engineering camps go virtual

Asheville’s Minerals Research Laboratory Remains Rock Solid

Faculty Highlights

Shirwaiker, Veety receive Blessis Awards

Three receive NSF Career awards

Frey, Li receive Alcoa Foundation Awards

Bourham receives Holladay Medal for Excellence

Three receive Outstanding Teacher Award

Foundations

Fitts-Woolard Hall effort is powered by alumni giving

Engineering a more inclusive campus

Meet the Dean’s Circle

Planned Giving

Couple’s gift supports students in Engineering, Education

Alumna builds off scholarship support by starting one of her own

Engineering Foundation welcomes new development officer

From the board

Young Alumni Spotlight: Jasmine Jarvis

Foundation Year in Review

A place for inventors

Leaders needed


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NC STATE ENGINEERING MAGAZINE
VOL. XIV, ISSUE II


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

CONTRIBUTORS Leah Bug, Lea Hart, Mick Kulikowski, Kathi McBlief, Tracey Peake, Amy Rossi, Matt Shipman

IMAGES Sam Burgiss; Laura Geary; Marc Hall; Salam Ibrahim; iStockPhoto.com; Becky Kirkland; Anna Knight; Tom Miralia; Kathi McBlief; Elizabeth Nance; Bryan Regan/Shutterstock.com; Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries; Calvin Phelps; Shannon Pinnell; Terrell Russell; Edward Weisiger, Jr.; Karen Welton

OFFICE OF THE DEAN
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