Magazine

Apr 26, 2019

Inaugural Day of Giving a success for the College

On March 27, NC State University hosted its inaugural Day of Giving — a 24-hour fundraising campaign to maximize support for the University — and the College of Engineering’s alumni, students and friends rose to the challenge and did the extraordinary.

Apr 26, 2019  |  Magazine

Funding will help underrepresented students pursue STEM degrees

NC State is the recipient of funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Fellowship program.

Apr 26, 2019

Washington DC internship program introduces students to politics

Many engineering students never consider a future career in politics or public policy, even though their expertise can often be critical. A new seven-week Washington D.C. internship program piloted by Dean Louis Martin-Vega and John English, engineering dean at the University of Arkansas, aims to change that.

Apr 26, 2019  |  Magazine

Artificial intelligence can identify microscopic marine organisms

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) program that can automatically provide species-level identification of microscopic marine organisms. The next step is to incorporate the AI into a robotic system that will help advance our understanding of the world’s oceans, both now and in our prehistoric past.

Apr 26, 2019  |  Magazine

Students learn about grand challenges in E102

First-year engineering students are getting a better idea of what kind of impact they can make with their degrees — and a more thorough understanding of the College of Engineering’s degree programs — through a newly required course, E102: Engineering in the 21st Century.

Apr 26, 2019

Biosensor allows real-time oxygen monitoring for “organs on a chip”

A new biosensor allows researchers to track oxygen levels in real time in “organ-on-a-chip” systems, making it possible to ensure that such systems more closely mimic the functions of real organs. This is essential if organs on a chip are to achieve their potential in applications such as drug and toxicity testing.

Apr 26, 2019  |  Magazine

New system allows rapid response to heart attacks

Researchers in the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) have developed a drug-delivery system that allows rapid response to heart attacks without surgical intervention. In laboratory and animal testing, the system proved to be effective at dissolving clots, limiting long-term scarring to heart tissue and preserving more of the heart’s normal function.

Apr 26, 2019  |  Magazine

Approach paves way for new generation of antimicrobial materials

Researchers in the College have successfully incorporated “photosensitizers” into a range of polymers, giving those materials the ability to render bacteria and viruses inactive using only ambient oxygen and visible-wavelength light.

Apr 26, 2019  |  Magazine

Research looks to bacteria to help prevent coal ash spills

Spills of coal ash from containment ponds have caused environmental damage to several waterways across the Southeast. Now, engineers from NC State have developed a technique that uses bacteria to produce “biocement” in the ponds, making the coal ash easier to store and limiting the risk of spills.

Apr 26, 2019

New method turns carbon fibers and nanotubes into diamond fibers

New research from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) has demonstrated a technique that converts carbon fibers and nanotubes into diamond fibers at ambient temperature and pressure in air using a pulsed laser method.