Alumni and friends of the College help set new Day of Giving record
The College of Engineering turned out strong for North Carolina State University’s Day of Giving 2021 on March 24, raising more than $6 million from 1,615 gifts — both records for the College.
If you would like to include the College of Engineering in your yearly charitable donations, here are some options for giving back.
Recent Kolbas gift supports ECE students academically and socially
“The MakerSpace was an extension of Bob’s desire to not only teach students how to make and prototype things, but actually provide them with access to the tools, instruments and components to enable students to build. This most recent gift in 2020 will be a critical resource enabling us to continue to supply the consumable components, tools and instruments used in the MakerSpace,” said Dan Stancil, ECE department head.
From the dean
Welcome to the Spring/Summer 2021 issue of NC State Engineering magazine.
Basnight remembered as a champion for the College of Engineering
State Sen. Marc Basnight, a Dare County Democrat who served as president pro tempore of the NC Senate longer than anyone in history, died on Dec. 28, 2020, at the age of 73.
The right space
“The opening of Fitts-Woolard Hall represents a tremendous step forward in reaching our full potential,” said Louis Martin-Vega, engineering dean. “We are getting much closer to completing a vision for the College.”
Anonymous donors provide vital support for deans’ priorities
A College of Engineering alumnus and his wife have provided a significant legacy gift to the College. The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, have made a bequest through their estate plans that will provide funding to the College of Engineering dean’s discretionary funds. These philanthropic monies will be used by future deans of NC State Engineering to pursue their priorities related to research, teaching and programmatic needs that may not be covered through other revenue sources.
Simon named head of Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Sindee L. Simon, a recognized leader in the area of polymer physics and an experienced educational administrator, will succeed Peter Fedkiw as head of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering effective July 1, 2021.
Fitts-Woolard Hall is driven by alumni support
More than 300 alumni donors have supported the College in its effort to raise $60 million in private donations to help fund construction. Meet two College of Engineering alumni who recognize the impact that the new facility is making and decided to support the fundraising effort.
Wolfpack Women in Philanthropy give back, together
A new volunteer group with a strong engineering presence gives women who have ties to NC State a way to connect to giving opportunities campus-wide — and connect with one another. Wolfpack Women in Philanthropy (WWiP) has a stated mission of building a sustainable, engaged network of diverse women committed to NC State through their leadership, philanthropy and influence.