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.
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.
Alumni and friends of the College help set new Day of Giving record
The College of Engineering turned out strong for North Carolina State University’s Day of Giving 2021 on March 24, raising more than $6 million from 1,615 gifts — both records for the College.
Rural Works! program continues to grow, despite pandemic
Many rural communities in North Carolina and across the U.S. report talented young people leave to attend college and choose not to return. Rural Works! hopes to address this issue by matching interest and opportunity, as some students return to their home counties for rewarding summer opportunities and others explore new towns and industries.
Recent Kolbas gift supports ECE students academically and socially
“The MakerSpace was an extension of Bob’s desire to not only teach students how to make and prototype things, but actually provide them with access to the tools, instruments and components to enable students to build. This most recent gift in 2020 will be a critical resource enabling us to continue to supply the consumable components, tools and instruments used in the MakerSpace,” said Dan Stancil, ECE department head.
College of Engineering meets campaign fundraising goal
NC State’s College of Engineering has met its ambitious $230 million fundraising goal for the University’s Think and Do the Extraordinary capital campaign.
If you would like to include the College of Engineering in your yearly charitable donations, here are some options for giving back.
From the dean
Welcome to the Spring/Summer 2021 issue of NC State Engineering magazine.
Questions for Julie Swann
Julie Swann, head of the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, is an expert on supply chains and pandemics and has provided guidance on COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
Engineering education close to home
The College of Engineering’s teaching programs extend beyond just NC State’s campus in Raleigh. Students from the Mountains to the Piedmont to the Coast can start their undergraduate degree at a different North Carolina college or university and complete it in Raleigh. Or they can complete their entire coursework closer to home in a site-based program. And with Engineering Online, students can earn their master’s degree in engineering or computer science from anywhere in the world.