Stories From 2020

Nov 11, 2020  |  Magazine

From the Dean

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

Nov 11, 2020  |  Magazine

Alumna named to Fortune 40 under 40

Rashida Hodge, an alumna of the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) and executive at IBM, was recently named to Fortune magazine’s 40 Under 40 Technology list.

Nov 11, 2020  |  Magazine

Questions for Dr. James Lester

Dr. James Lester is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science and director of NC State’s Center for Educational Informatics (CEI). This year’s pandemic has increased demand for the kind of educational technology tools that are CEI’s specialty.

Nov 11, 2020  |  Magazine

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

Over the summer, the University assembled an interdisciplinary team to evaluate NC State’s policies, examine every opportunity to strengthen them against racism and discriminatory behavior, and modify them, where allowed by law, to bolster its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Nov 11, 2020  |  Magazine

In our labs

Loud booms sometimes heard on the ground floor of Engineering Building III on NC State’s Centennial Campus signal successful experiments in the Ballistic Loading and Structural Testing (BLAST) Laboratory.

Nov 11, 2020  |  Magazine

Who’s calling

Automated or semi-automated phone calls, also known as robocalls, are a major security concern for phone users in the United States. While most robocalls are an annoyance, some of these calls are specifically designed to target the vulnerable segments of our society.

Nov 11, 2020  |  Magazine

Engineering lends a helping hand

In March, NC State students and faculty and staff members had traveled to the Musanze district of Rwanda. They were there to hold four days of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workshops in five rural primary schools as part of an NC State Alternative Service Break (ASB) trip.

Nov 11, 2020  |  Magazine

New home

The College of Engineering took beneficial occupancy of Fitts-Woolard Hall on July 24, 2020. Coming in at approximately 225,000 gross square feet, NC State’s newest engineering building provides the crucial next step in uniting the College on Centennial Campus.

Nov 11, 2020  |  Magazine

Rapid Response

On a Thursday morning in late May, the machine shop in Engineering Building III on NC State’s Centennial Campus is quiet for the first time in a long time.

Nov 11, 2020  |  Magazine

Tech sector job interviews assess anxiety, not software skills

A new study from NC State’s Department of Computer Science and Microsoft finds that the technical interviews currently used in hiring for many software engineering positions test whether a job candidate has performance anxiety rather than whether the candidate is competent at coding.