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Engineering Communications

Katharina Stapelmann

Oct 6, 2022

Nuclear engineer brings the fourth state of matter to farmers

Plasma research for life science applications is a relatively nascent field, with its primary applications concentrated in the medical industry. Stapelmann herself focuses on plasma-assisted wound healing and plasma oncology. 

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Oct 5, 2022

CSC offering undergraduate concentration in artificial intelligence

In fall 2022, the Department of Computer Science (CSC) launched a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) concentration for undergraduate students majoring in Computer Science. Dr. Sarah Heckman, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs in CSC, said this concentration will equip students with an understanding of theoretical, conceptual and professional AI practices and enable them to use AI models to solve real-world problems. 

From left to right: John O., Mary E., John F., and Penny Higdon.

Oct 5, 2022

Aerospace engineering alumnus gives in honor of family

The Caldwell Fellows program is pleased to celebrate the recent gift from John F. and Penny Higdon, of Matthews, North Carolina. John is an ‘86 Aerospace Engineering alumnus and Caldwell Fellow. He currently serves as the Director of Product Engineering at the Merit Bass Company and serves as the Mayor of Matthews, North Carolina.  

Cartoon illustration of man and woman pushing together two puzzle pieces of a lock.

Oct 4, 2022

Rodgers joins CSC as Director of Cybersecurity Practice

Laura Rodgers has joined NC State as the Director of Cybersecurity Practice in the Department of Computer Science (CSC), where she will facilitate outreach with government and industry partners to advance cybersecurity education and research initiatives. 

Aidsan Dumain looks at camera while holding a trumpet and seated in front of a music stand.

Oct 4, 2022

Aidan Dumain: Following two passions

Aidan Dumain was initially resistant to joining his middle school jazz band. He thought it would be too difficult. But once his band director won him over, he was quickly taken with the music, drawn to its harmonies and the freedom to improvise. 

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Oct 3, 2022

BME’s Franz awarded $2.7M NIH grant to enhance foot and ankle function in older adults

Jason Franz, Associate Professor in Joint BME, has received a 5-year, $2.7M R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health titled “A framework for feasible translation to enhance foot and ankle function in aging and mobility”. 

Red farm tractor with spray attachment on rear in middle of field of young crops.

Sep 30, 2022

Back to the future

Assistant professor Lirong Xiang is BAE’s newest faculty member specializing in the area of robotics, sensors and control systems. She holds a bachelor in biosystems engineering from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou China, and most recently, a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering from Iowa State University (ISU).  

Veena Misra speaks at front of a class.

Sep 30, 2022

Misra named MC Dean Distinguished University Professor

Veena Misra has earned the second honorific professorship title MC Dean Distinguished University Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The title was approved by a committee of distinguished peers, the chancellor, the executive vice chancellor and the provost. College of Engineering Dean, Louis Martin-Vega recommended Misra for the title.  

Interior photo of green shipping container repurposed as a social gathering spot complete with chairs and tables.

Sep 29, 2022

New social hub opens on Centennial Campus

The Corner is a new shared space designed as a social hub to bring the campus community together for creative collisions. 

Marlon Brevé-Reyes

Sep 28, 2022

CALS alumnus strives for quality higher education in Honduras

Biological and Agricultural Engineering alumnus Marlon Brevé-Reyes works to improve the quality of higher education and increase student access in his home country of Honduras.