Oct 9, 2018  |  Research

Code of ethics doesn’t influence decisions of software developers

Research finds that ACM’s revised code of ethics does not appear to affect the decisions made by software developers.

Oct 8, 2018  |  Research

Assessing how Florence affected the very ground we stand on

After Florence, experts moved in to assess the damage. NC State’s Brina Montoya was one of them.

Oct 4, 2018  |  Faculty and Staff

Bottomley examines the soles of shoes in video, ‘Engineering Everywhere’

Dr. Laura Bottomley, director of Women in Engineering and The Engineering Place at NC State University, demonstrates “engineering is everywhere” by examining the soles of ever-present shoes. From ballet slippers to running shoes, Dr. Bottomley shows the engineering that goes into different types of soles to optimize performance.

Oct 1, 2018  |  Students

Thousands of students attend fall 2018 engineering career fair

Dressed in their very best business clothes, thousands of job seekers descended on the fall 2018 NC State Engineering Career Fair, navigating the hundreds of company booths and calming their nerves while waiting in long lines to speak with top companies and industry leaders.

Sep 28, 2018  |  Magazine

Questions for Madison Maloney

Madison Maloney is a senior aerospace engineering major from Greenville, NC, and a 2018 Goldwater Scholar. Chosen twice as an Astronaut Scholar, Maloney is pursuing her passion for space exploration and hopes to follow in the footsteps of a fellow female NC State engineer with her eyes on the stars.

Sep 28, 2018  |  Magazine

A shared experience

Research Experiences for Teachers program builds on teamwork.

Sep 28, 2018  |  Magazine

Researchers propose a blockchain data network to boost manufacturing

Researchers in industrial and systems engineering are proposing the creation of a public, open-source network that uses blockchains — the technology behind cryptocurrencies — to share verifiable manufacturing data. The system could be used as a peer-to-peer network that allows companies to find small- and medium-sized manufacturers that are capable of producing specific components on a reliable basis.

Sep 28, 2018  |  Magazine

New technique allows printing of flexible, stretchable silver nanowire circuits

Silver nanowires have drawn significant interest in recent years for use in many applications, ranging from prosthetic devices to wearable health sensors, due to their flexibility, stretchability and conductive properties. While proof-of-concept experiments have been promising, there have been significant challenges to printing highly integrated circuits using silver nanowires.

Sep 28, 2018  |  Magazine

Common bricks can be used to detect past presence of uranium, plutonium

Nuclear engineering researchers have demonstrated a technique that can determine whether bricks — the common building material that is omnipresent on the NC State campus — have ever been near a radiological source and identify the specific type of source, such as high enriched uranium or plutonium.

Sep 28, 2018  |  Magazine

Lightweight metal foam blocks blastwave, debris from high-explosive rounds

New research from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) and the U.S. Army’s Aviation Applied Technology Directorate shows that stainless steel composite metal foam (CMF) can block blast pressure and fragmentation at 5,000 feet per second from high explosive incendiary (HEI) rounds that detonate only 18 inches away.