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

May 20, 2022

Spring / Summer 2022 NC State Engineering Magazine

Welcome to the Spring / Summer 2022 online edition of the NC State Engineering alumni magazine. 

May 20, 2022

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

By 1997, more women were starting to enroll in engineering programs across the United States. To help recruit these women and support them once they arrived on campus, the few women who were already in the College saw a need to develop a program for them. Sarah Rajala had just been named associate dean for… 

Paul Dayton

May 20, 2022

Dayton named chair of Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

Paul Dayton, William R. Kenan Distinguished Professor, was appointed chair of the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) this spring. He has served as interim chair of the department since 2019. 

Dr. Louis Martin-Vega, dean of the College of Engineering

May 20, 2022

From the dean

It is truly an exciting time for your College of Engineering. State leaders, recognizing the vital role that engineering and computer science research and education are playing in North Carolina’s fast-growing economy, have made a major investment in NC State and other engineering programs in the University of North Carolina System to increase the number of job-ready graduates produced each year in areas including information technology, energy, health care and manufacturing. 

image of NC State belltower behind cherry blossoms and trees

May 20, 2022

Q&A: Questions for Angelitha Daniel

Angelitha Daniel came to NC State in 2003, and has been director of the Minority Engineering Programs since 2013. In 2020, she started a new role as special advisor to the dean for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, leading the College in cultivating a more inclusive and welcoming culture and environment. 

Color illustration of interconnectivity of internet and online security.

May 20, 2022

Cybersecurity initiative aims to help North Carolina’s economy grow

A new coalition that will enhance North Carolina’s economy and keep its citizens safe through education, research, services and outreach work in cybersecurity will benefit from a $2 million grant from the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity located within the National Security Agency (NSA). 

Aaron Bell and Chloe Eater, graduate student, using the new Hitachi HT7800 bio-TEM.

May 20, 2022

New biological imaging capabilities strengthen Triangle research

The College of Engineering’s Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) has brought in new equipment, making it an area leader in biological imaging — complementing nearby facilities and strengthening research infrastructure in North Carolina’s Research Triangle region. 

Illustration of ankle prosthetic.

May 20, 2022

New neural-controlled ankle prosthesis improves stability

A new prosthetic ankle controlled by the brain is showing promising improvements in patients’ balance and stability, helping them to feel more control when doing activities like picking up an object from the ground or navigating tasks that might cause them to fall. 

A view from the site-based engineering program located in Havelock, North Carolina.

May 20, 2022

Havelock-based program fosters local engineering talent in eastern NC

In the early 2000s, two NC State alumni had the vision of growing their own engineers to ensure they had enough talent to supply the needs of NAVAIR’s Fleet Readiness Center East (FRC East), a U.S. Navy aviation repair and maintenance facility at Cherry Point in Havelock, North Carolina. 

Black and white photo of smartphone take a photo of a QR code.

May 20, 2022

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

As counterfeit merchandise and documents become more difficult to detect, methods for checking authentication need to become more sophisticated. A new authentication system that gets down to the microscopic level to detect counterfeits is a promising solution — especially since it can all be done using a smartphone.