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Author: Staff

May 25, 2017

Engineering America’s future

Laura Bottomley, a teaching associate professor at NC State University, believes engineering is “a vehicle for the solution of every problem.” Bottomley is the director of Women in Engineering — a program that encourages women to consider careers in STEM fields — and the Engineering Place — which seeks to educate North Carolina citizens, particularly K-12 students, about engineering. 

May 25, 2017

Researchers find new way to control light with electric fields

NC State researchers have discovered a technique for controlling light with electric fields. 

May 23, 2017

Alumna’s Story Inspires Scholarship Endowment for Female Engineers

Mary A. Dolan had no direct connection to NC State’s Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. But after just a few moments of hearing BAE alumna Sepi Saidi’s story, Dolan was inspired to support the department in a unique way. 

Jacob Monroe

May 23, 2017

Building Connections

A year-long internship as an undergraduate led Jacob Monroe to pursue his Ph.D. in civil engineering and delve into research that will have future impact on the nation’s power grid. 

Interior of new nonwovens facility on campus.

May 22, 2017

Big reveal for nonwovens

Curious about the mysteries of the new nonwovens facility? Take a look at what’s under the 65-foot ceilings during an open house on Friday. 

Spatio-temporal patterns of water-use efficiency (per-capita consumption) over the continental United States. Colors indicate the change in per-capita consumption, in gallons per day per person, computed as the difference between 2010 and 1985 estimates. The numbers indicate the number of 5-year periods each state reduced its per-capita withdrawals from 1985 to 2010.

May 22, 2017

Water efficiency in rural areas is getting worse, even as it improves in urban centers

A nationwide analysis of water use over the past 30 years finds that there is a disconnect between rural and urban areas, with most urban areas becoming more water efficient and most rural areas becoming less and less efficient over time.