Stories From 2021

May 6, 2021

Women and Minority Engineering Programs recognize students, faculty members with awards

The College of Engineering's Women and Minority Engineering Programs honored students and faculty members with annual awards.

May 6, 2021  |  Students

First blind Ph.D. student graduates from the Department of Computer Science

Sean Mealin, the first blind Ph.D. student to graduate from the Department of Computer Science, found inspiration for his research from his guide dog, Simba, and has helped make service dog training programs more efficient.

May 6, 2021  |  Awards and Honors

NC State holds 2020-21 University Teaching Awards virtual ceremony

Nine faculty members who teach in the College of Engineering or one of its three affiliated departments were recognized at the 2020-21 University Teaching Awards in a virtual ceremony on Apr. 21.

May 5, 2021  |  Faculty and Staff

Four COE staff members receive Awards for Excellence

Four staff members from the College of Engineering at NC State received 2021 Awards for Excellence.

May 5, 2021

Buttigieg, Emhoff visit NC State

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and U.S. second gentleman Doug Emhoff recently toured Centennial Campus labs and spoke with NC State researchers about the university’s infrastructure-related research and innovation.

May 5, 2021  |  Awards and Honors

NC State researcher wins NSF award to study impacts of ‘sunny-day flooding’

Natalie Nelson, assistant professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, will be studying the impacts of 'sunny-day flooding' on water quality as well as bringing environmental engineering and data science to students.

May 5, 2021  |  Awards and Honors

Hasan Jameel receives UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching

Hasan Jameel, an NC State distinguished professor in the COE-affiliated Department of Forest Biomaterials, has been honored with the UNC System’s most prestigious teaching award.

May 3, 2021  |  Research

Model could create hurricane forecasts up to 18 months in advance

A new model incorporates machine learning and could enable longer-range hurricane forecasts.

Apr 30, 2021  |  Research

New law of physics helps humans and robots grasp the friction of touch

The law governs friction that occurs when two solid surfaces come into contact with a thin layer of fluid between them.

Apr 29, 2021  |  Research

Shaking up earthquake research

The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering’s Mervyn Kowalsky channels distinguished professorship funding to support students and their work to address structural engineering challenges.