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Charles Townsend, second from right, holds two awards. He is joined by three other people, two to his right and one to his left.

Sep 15, 2023

Young alumnus follows mother’s example in giving back to NC State

When two-time North Carolina State University graduate Charlie Townsend began to think about giving back to the university, he didn’t have to look far for a role model. 

Afternoon sunlight streams through the fall foliage at Wolf Plaza. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Sep 14, 2023

CCEE alum, advisory board member named NC Department of Transportation Secretary

CCEE alum and advisory board member Joey Hopkins (BSCE Construction Option 1989) was tapped as the new North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Secretary by N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper. Hopkins succeeds Eric Boyette, who is retiring from state government after 27 years of service. Hopkins currently serves as NCDOT Chief Operating Officer and will begin his new appointment October 1. 

Raven Cummings poses seated on ground outdoors beneath tree. Green shrubbery and grey concrete garden bench are in the background.

Aug 23, 2023

Meet Raven Cummings, incoming first-year student from Pembroke

As a rising high school senior in 2022, Raven Cummings spent a weekend at NC State University that helped put her on the path she’s on today. 

photo shows two rows of cars backed up as far as the eye can see.

Aug 15, 2023

Self-driving cars can make traffic slower

“Connected” vehicles, which share data with each other, improve travel time through intersections – but automated vehicles can actually slow down travel time if they are not connected to each other. 

In this photo, the top of the Belltower is framed by fall foliage.

Jul 25, 2023

CCEE head appointed to NC Environmental Management Commission

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper appointed CCEE Department Head and Professor Jackie MacDonald Gibson to the NC Environmental Management Commission. The commission is responsible for adopting rules for the protection of the state’s air and water resources. MacDonald Gibson will be officially sworn in during the commission’s September meeting. 

Collage of 8 profile pictures of NASA interns.

Jul 20, 2023

NASA and industry interns soar in summer internships

Summer interns advance on their summer-long research projects with real-world applications and implications at NASA centers and aerospace companies. 

sunlight shines through young corn plants onto dark soil

Jul 5, 2023

New tool predicts crop yields in the Southeast

The tool is designed to inform decisions about crop selection and irrigation techniques in the face of a changing climate. 

Student holding a large, white PVC pipe with an electronic sensor inside.

Jun 16, 2023

Students, researchers build new sensors for Sunny Day Flooding Project

Students and researchers gathered in Fitts-Woolard Hall’s Incubator Lab this week to build a new round of sensors for the Sunny Day Flooding Project, with a goal of measuring, modeling and understanding the impacts of chronic shallow flooding in coastal North Carolina communities. 

From left: Quint Barefoot, Dan Pleasant and Mark Wyatt.

Jun 6, 2023

Three receive Distinguished Engineering Alumnus award

Three College of Engineering alumni — Quint M. Barefoot, Dan M. Pleasant and Mark D. Wyatt — received the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus (DEA) award during a dinner and ceremony on campus on Nov. 2, 2022, as part of Red and White Week.