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Spring / Summer 2022 NC State Engineering Magazine

Spring Summer 2022 NC State Engineering Magazine featured image. Includes a mockup of the front cover.


From the dean

Twenty-five years in, Women in Engineering program remains strong

Dayton named chair of Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

Q&A: Questions for Angelitha Daniel

Pack Points

Cybersecurity initiative aims to help North Carolina’s economy grow

New biological imaging capabilities strengthen Triangle research

New neural-controlled ankle prosthesis improves stability

Havelock-based program fosters local engineering talent in Eastern NC

New authentication system uses unclonable, microscopic features to detect counterfeits with smartphone

An EYE on the future

NSF RAPID grants support engineering research on pandemic for better future solutions

Faculty Highlights

Hsiao receives 2022 Sloan Research Fellowship

Two receive NSF Career awards

Two CCEE faculty members serve key White House roles

Two engineering faculty members named AAAS Fellows

Dickey receives 2021 R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award

Kish named National Academy of Inventors Fellow


Next level
Engineering expansion will bolster the state’s workforce and help the college grow.

Homegrown leadership
Alumna Kamala Subramaniam leads Google’s new hub in the Triangle.

Supporting women in COE strengthens student body
The incoming class of first-year engineering students is 33 percent women.

Here a sensor, there a sensor…
Meet a few faculty members in the College who are putting sensors to use in new ways.

Sound on
New technology is making waves in infrastructure and health care.

Engineering entrepreneurship
Get to know four startups created by NC State engineering alumni.


Transformational gift

Paving the way through planned giving

Fitts-Woolard Hall dedicated during homecoming celebration

College honors seven DEA award winners

COE community bands together to support students and research

College advocates through Industry Partners Event Series

Dean family endows second professorship to help strengthen engineering’s future

From the board

Spotlight: Founding members of YAAB leave behind a legacy of engagement and growth

NC State Engineering Foundation surpasses campaign goals

Long-EZ aircraft donation to increase teaching, learning options

You’re inspiring

NC State Engineering Magazine
Volume XIVII, Issue I


Louis A. Martin-Vega

Advisory Board

John Gilligan, Executive Associate Dean of Engineering

Deborah B. Young, (CE ’77), President, Board of Directors, NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc.

Griffin Lamb, Assistant Dean for Development and College Relations and Executive Director, NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc.


Brent Lancaster

Senior Associate Editor

Danielle Herman

Art Director

Candice Wallace


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