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Month: August 2021

William O'Brien

Aug 31, 2021

A lifetime of commitment

William O'Brien '81 created his legacy and boosted NC State's through his work as an alumnus, volunteer and donor. He has created a new endowment through planned and current use gifts that will continue serving Caldwell Fellows far into the future. 

Blue latex gloved hand holding a piece of liquid metal.

Aug 31, 2021

Using liquid metal to turn motion into electricity – even underwater

To generate electricity, just squish it, stretch it, twist it, or stomp on it. 

Aug 30, 2021

New design kit opens door to next generation of chips

The kit is being made freely available to encourage growth and innovation in the field. 

Faduma Osman

Aug 24, 2021

Innovating and inspiring: Meet Faduma Osman

First-year engineering student Faduma Osman's parents brought her family to the United States from Somalia for a better life, and she's seizing every opportunity. 

Aerial view of flood waters surrounding a house, barn and adjacent land.

Aug 24, 2021

Human, swine waste pose dual threats to water quality after flooding

People in eastern NC face multiple water pollution hazards after hurricanes. 

Night-time photo shows two lines of traffic, one moving toward the camera, and one moving away from the camera.

Aug 23, 2021

Study: Benefits outweigh risks for autonomous vehicles – as long as you regulate them

The potential benefits of autonomous vehicles could substantially outweigh the risks. 

image of Fitts-Woolard Hall on NC State's Centennial campus

Aug 20, 2021

Coming home

From new construction to major renovations, a refreshed NC State campus welcomes many Wolfpack employees back to in-person work. 

Group of students standing among rows of solar panels.

Aug 20, 2021

Student researchers from across U.S. get back in the field through REUs

During the summer, 17 engineering students participated in REUs hosted by ASSIST and FREEDM at NC State. 

Aug 19, 2021

Envisioning Research winners capture the beauty in their work

Research shows us the beauty of our world – and helps us understand it. 

Aug 18, 2021

Using bioinspired microvasculature to control material properties

A vascular metamaterial can be reconfigured to modify its thermal and electromagnetic properties.