Ph.D. graduate balances research, minority mentorship — and wins game show
Four years out of her Ph.D. program at NC State, Dr. Makita Phillips is forging her own, unique path toward making impactful, accessible change.
Engineering alumni, YouTube stars return to campus
When Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal — better known as comedy duo Rhett & Link — were teenagers, they made a blood oath that they were going to create things together. But what they didn’t know at the time is that they’d first be attending the College of Engineering at NC State together, earning degrees that helped them in unexpected ways in their entertainment careers.
Holmes Hall honors groundbreaking engineering graduate, athlete
Irwin Holmes, NC State’s first black graduate and the first varsity athlete to compete at an Atlantic Coast Conference school, will be honored for his perseverance and dedication to the university when the University College Commons is renamed Holmes Hall.
Two of a kind
Ed Fitts and Ed Woolard built a friendship on their love for NC State.
Building a Legacy
Alumni and friends have a chance to make a lasting impact for the College.
Support of Fitts-Woolard Hall offers unique opportunities to current and future students
On Friday, April 20, 2018, the University broke ground on Fitts-Woolard Hall, the crucial next step in the College’s move to Centennial Campus. The new building will bring together innovators from the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering and the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE). Meet two alumni who have supported the project and are helping continue the College’s excellence in engineering.
R. A. Bryan Foundation has a tradition of multigenerational giving
Some of the most generous supporters of NC State University and the College of Engineering come from multiple generations of family members who have attended NC State. The Bryans are one such family.
Alumnus’ ties to NC State inspired endowments
If you ask Glenn Futrell what drew him to NC State, he will share about growing up on a farm in Wayne County, NC, and speak of his father’s best friend Mr. Raymond Bryan, BSCE ’53, president and part owner of T.A. Loving Construction Company.
Alumni meet before the highest court
In WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corporation, the Supreme Court of the United States considered whether a U.S. patent owner was entitled to foreign lost profits when components of the patented invention were assembled and used outside of the United States. It’s subject matter that only an attorney could love. And in this case, three of the attorneys involved in the proceedings hold undergraduate degrees from the College of Engineering.
Meet the Dean’s Circle
Members of the Dean’s Circle, the College’s signature annual giving fund, provide the consistent support that has fueled NC State Engineering’s growth and improvement.