In our labs
One way to describe Dr. Gracious Ngaile’s lab in Engineering Building III on NC State’s Centennial Campus is “heavy metal.”
Engineers across borders
The College helps revive a study abroad program that takes students to China.
Thin layers of water hold promise for the energy storage of the future
Research in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) has found that a material that incorporates atomically thin layers of water is able to store and deliver energy much more quickly than the same material that doesn’t include the water layers. The finding raises some interesting questions about the behavior of liquids when confined at this scale and holds promise for shaping future energy-storage technologies.
College of Engineering student teams place at annual LuLu eGames startup competition
Seven ventures submitted by NC State College of Engineering students came away with top place finishes from the 2017 LuLu eGames startup competition held in April.
New ultrasound ‘drill’ targets deep vein blood clots
Researchers at NC State and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a new surgical tool that uses low-frequency intravascular ultrasound to break down blood clots that cause deep vein thrombosis. The tool is the first ultrasound “drill” that can be aimed straight ahead, allowing doctors to better target clots — which holds promise for significantly reducing treatment time. To date, the technology has been tested only in synthetic blood vessels.
Pig model to help research on human knee growth, injury treatment
To learn more about the human knee, biomedical researchers from NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill looked to pigs’ knees. Their work on how the knees of pigs compare to human knees at various stages of maturity will advance research by this group and others on injury treatment in young people.
Device allows users to manipulate 3D virtual objects more quickly
Computer science researchers have developed a user-friendly, inexpensive controller for manipulating virtual objects in a computer program in three dimensions. The device allows users to manipulate objects more quickly — with less lag time — than existing technologies.
Finalists chosen for 2017 Three Minute Thesis
Ten graduate student finalists representing five NC State University colleges will compete in the Graduate School’s third annual Three Minute Thesis competition on Oct. 31 at Hunt Library.
Computer Science will rock The Oval October 18
Centennial Rocks, slated for Wednesday at the Oval, will bring the NC State community and Centennial Campus partners together for an event that features food, fun, beer and live music. This event has been rescheduled from October 11 to October 18.
Pinkus receives College of Engineering Faculty Senior Scholarship
The College of Engineering is honored to name civil engineering student William Pinkus as the 2017 Faculty Senior Scholarship recipient.