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Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Stock photo of an electronic brain with points of light illustrating neural pathways.

Feb 1, 2024

Illuminating neuroscientific frontiers of the mind

In the realm of neuroscience, the exploration of neural circuit dynamics has led to significant breakthroughs in diagnosing and treating neurological disorders. 

Rhett and Link ride Segways at the College of Engineering at NC State University.

Jan 19, 2024

Comedy duo Rhett and Link bring the mythicality to commencement

Engineers find work in many fields: transportation, NASA — and YouTube. Alumni Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal combined their creative natures and engineering problem-solving skills to become Internetainers, as they call themselves. The duo, known professionally as Rhett and Link, own Mythical Entertainment and star in two award-winning daily YouTube shows, Good Mythical Morning and… 

Copper wolves on central campus.

Jan 19, 2024

Young alumni

Formed in 2018 by the NC State Engineering Foundation, the Young Alumni Advisory Board (YAAB) consists of NC State alumni who are fewer than 15 years post-graduation from their last degree earned. The program was created to encourage support from the growing population of College of Engineering young alumni, many of whom are thrilled to have a way to stay connected to the Wolfpack. 

Jan 19, 2024

Faculty highlights

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

Meriem Laroussi, second from bottom left, holds up “Wolfies” (wolf ears) while working as a student lead on an Alternative Service Break trip.

Jan 19, 2024

Fulbright scholars head to Rwanda

The Fulbright program provides approximately 8,000 scholarships annually for graduate study, to conduct research or to teach English abroad. This year, 11 NC State students were awarded 2023 Fulbright Scholarships, a new record. 

Fitts-Woolard reflects the dusk light and a deep blue sky.

Dec 21, 2023

College mourns the loss of Edgar S. Woolard

Edgar S. Woolard Jr., a renowned business leader and loyal and involved alumnus of North Carolina State University, died on Dec. 4, 2023, at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He was 89. 

Sammi Easton, wearing a red graduation gown, flashes the NC State wolf sign in front of Fitts-Woolard Hall.

Dec 14, 2023

It’s a small world at NC State

When Sammi Eason started at the College of Engineering four and a half years ago, she knew she wanted to find a career path that combined industrial and systems engineering, her major, with theater, her minor. 

Fitts-Woolard Hall in the fall. Red leaves show in the upper right hand corner and blue sky and clouds in the upper left corner.

Oct 16, 2023

Mayorga named Goodnight Distinguished Chair in Operations Research

Dr. Maria Mayorga has been named as the Goodnight Distinguished Chair in Operations Research at North Carolina State University. 

Julie Ivy with a gold highlight around her on a slightly darker golden background.

Jun 21, 2023

For she’s a jolly good fellow, again.

For the second time in six months, ISE professor Julie Ivy has earned a Fellow Award from an international organization.