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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Hand holding a red card with an outline of a howling wolf cutout so as to see the view of the brick building and landscape behind. Day of Giving 3/22/2023 #GivingPack is written in white letters on the card.

Jun 6, 2023

COE students and faculty members are the real winners on record-setting Day of Giving

Thanks to an outpouring of community support, the College finished in second place for most gifts received during the 2023 Day of Giving. 

As the coxswain, Saul sits facing her team to guide them through the race.

Jun 6, 2023

Saul inducted into Brown Athletics Hall of Fame

Last fall, Saul and her teammates were inducted into the Brown Athletics Hall of Fame for their 1999 and 2000 NCAA national championships. Women’s rowing was designated an NCAA sport in 1997, and Brown’s team has been to every NCAA championship. 

Alberto Quiroga wearing his red graduation cap and holding a green and white airplane directional road sign.

Jun 6, 2023

Young alumni spotlight: Alberto Quiroga

Alberto Quiroga’s path to NC State University was not a straightforward one. During high school, he was a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill fan set on attending the United States Air Force Academy. 

Memorial Belltower

Jun 6, 2023

Faculty highlights

The latest awards and honors earned by faculty of the College. 

Artist rendering of a Columbia-class submarine underwater. Vessel is dark gray surrounded by a varying shade of blue to mimic water.

Jun 6, 2023

Two NC State alumni head up Columbia-class submarine program

Designed to operate undetectably at secret depths within the ocean, fueled by a nuclear reactor and armed with 16 missiles, the next generation of nuclear ballistic missile submarines is among the most critical components in the United States’ defense strategy. 

Dr. Srinath Ekkad

May 25, 2023

Ekkad elected Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society

Founded in the U.K. in 1866, The Royal Aeronautical Society is a multi-disciplinary professional institution that aims to support aerospace communities around the world. 

Dean Louis Martin-Vega, left, presents Ashok Gopalarathnam with the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award.

May 12, 2023

Gopalarathnam receives Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award

The award, sponsored by the NC State Alumni Association, is one of the most prestigious awards given on campus to recognize excellence in undergraduate education. Up to six recipients receive this recognition each year and retain the title for the duration of their career as an NC State faculty member. Each recipient also receives a cash award. 

Downtown Raleigh skyline rises up behind the Memorial Belltower.

May 12, 2023

Battestilli, Johnson and Liu receive Outstanding Teacher Awards

The award recognizes excellence in teaching and welcomes recipients as members of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers while they are NC State faculty members. Additionally, receiving the award is a prerequisite for being considered for the Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Alumni Distinguished Professor Award. 

NC State Belltower in front of blue sky and behind blooming white flowers.

Apr 27, 2023

2022-23 University Teaching Awards announced

NC State has honored more than 42 faculty for their commitment to educational excellence with the 2022-23 University Teaching Awards. Award recipients were recognized at a University Teaching Awards Luncheon and Ceremony on April 21 at the Park Alumni Center.