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Four winners pose for picture, three in person, one on-screen.

May 4, 2022

College honors four with Outstanding Senior Awards

Four seniors in the College of Engineering received 2022 Outstanding Senior Awards for their exceptional contributions to NC State and beyond in Citizenship and Service, Humanities, Leadership and Scholarly Achievement. Winners received their awards during a special ceremony held at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on NC State’s Centennial Campus on April 26. 

Graduates in regalia watch fireworks at Carter-Finley Stadium.

May 2, 2022

Spring 2022 departmental graduation ceremonies

Find out where your department is holding its ceremony and how to watch it online. 

Katie Shaffer wearing face mask while working in lab.

Apr 28, 2022

MSE senior Katie Shaffer helps make STEM fields more inclusive, diverse

Katie has been a key fixture in the MSE department since her first year, starting in spring 2019. “I became an undergraduate researcher in my second-semester first year under Dr. Cuomo. He was able to introduce the world of MSE research before my first MSE class,” says Katie. 

Manali Shirsekar, wearing a white dress while holding a red graduation cap, poses in front of pink azaleas.

Apr 27, 2022

Fostering community to help battle academic hardships

Manali Shirsekar, computer science ’22, realized early on that as a woman in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field, she’d have some extra hurdles to navigate. 

Chelsea and Tim Kiefer

Apr 25, 2022

Reignited passion for nuclear engineering

When Kiefer was deciding on what university he would attend, he found the nuclear engineering program at NC State to be of great interest and saw it as a stepping stone in helping to achieve his career goal of becoming a nuclear officer for the U.S. Navy. 

Melodie Chang

Apr 19, 2022

BME senior Melodie Chang finds ways to combine interpersonal, technical skills

When Melodie Chang, biomedical engineering ‘22, walks across the stage this May, she will  be heading toward a career she didn’t know existed when she came to NC State. 

McKenzy Heavlin

Apr 19, 2022

Campus to community: Student Body President McKenzy Heavlin’s NC State journey

McKenzy Heavlin vividly remembers helping his family move his older sister into her dorm at Western Carolina University when he was 12 years old and anticipating the day he would finally begin his own college journey and “get in and get out” with his diploma. 

Biomedical engineering senior Melodie Chang poses in her graduation gown in Hunt Library.

Apr 19, 2022

2022 COE seniors shine

As graduation approaches, the College of Engineering has asked a few undergraduate students to reflect on their time at NC State and share what’s next for them. All nine stories will be posted here in the weeks leading up to the May 7 commencement ceremony.