Stories From Apr 2021

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.

Apr 28, 2021  |  Magazine

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.

Apr 28, 2021  |  Magazine

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.

Apr 28, 2021  |  Magazine

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.

Apr 28, 2021  |  Magazine

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.

Apr 28, 2021  |  Magazine

Annual giving

If you would like to include the College of Engineering in your yearly charitable donations, here are some options for giving back.

Apr 28, 2021  |  Magazine

From the dean

Welcome to the Spring/Summer 2021 issue of NC State Engineering magazine.

Apr 28, 2021  |  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.

Apr 28, 2021  |  Magazine

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.