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Amy Deepee sits atop one of the bronze wolves at NC State University.

May 15, 2024

ABM student says upper level classes prepared her for the real world

Amy Deepee is part of the accelerated bachelor’s-master’s (ABM) program, which allows students to complete both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees within five years. Electrical engineering, Deepee’s specialty, is one of several programs in the College of Engineering with an ABM program. 

Kelton Phillips

May 9, 2024

Propelled toward success

Growing up in Apex, North Carolina, Kelton Phillips never gave engineering much thought. Buoyed by the John Estes Conway Scholarship and the Doug and Whitney Yates Scholarship, he just graduated from NC State as an engineer who will keep airplanes flying. 

Dina Osama Elsayed Elgewaily in front of a large nuclear engineering display.

May 8, 2024

Ph.D. student develops AI technology to better support NE research

Dina Osama Elsayed Elgewaily has plenty of advice for incoming Ph.D. students getting a degree in nuclear engineering. 

Savannah Tabor, dressed in NC State red graduation gown, leans against large boulders on Fort Macon Beach. The Atlantic Ocean and waves can be seen behind her.

May 3, 2024

Savannah Tabor surprises herself with her determination

Tabor, a Pamlico County native, worked more than 20 hours per week while a full-time student in Havelock. 

2024 NC State graduate Shaun Deardorff poses in the Raleigh Founded location on Centennial Campus, with lightbulbs shining in the background.

May 3, 2024

Turning obstacles into superpowers

A childhood spent aiming for the stars and four years as part of the Wolfpack are launching Shaun Deardorff into a future filled with sky-high possibilities. 

JaiShaun Boyd, left, holds SciBridge project. He is with two other students in a lab.

May 1, 2024

JaiShaun Boyd did everything he could to make the most of his time at NC State

Working through grief after losing his older brother, he started to pursue opportunities that led him to his next stop: graduate school in Oregon. 

Daisy Aguilar Aguilar poses for a picture sitting next to the stairs at Talley Student Union.

Apr 30, 2024

Chemical engineering student wants to help her community by creating vaccines

Daisy Aguilar Aguilar always knew she wanted to help the people in her community, but the COVID-19 pandemic has changed her focus from broader chemical processes to research, where she can apply the principles of chemical engineering to create life-saving solutions. 

Kaia Spero, dressed in a red graduation gown and white dress, strikes a celebratory pose in front of brick building with columns.

Apr 30, 2024

A little too busy, but a fun four years

Kaia Spero, mechanical engineering ‘24, took full advantage of the academic and social opportunities at a large ACC school. 

Manny Valbuena Peña listens to a speaker along with other students. Speaker is out of frame to the right.

Apr 24, 2024

Manny Valbuena Peña pursues career that emphasizes the social side of sustainability

Growing up, Manny Valbuena Peña loved to be outside riding his bike, going on walks with his parents, and playing soccer with his dad. Almost every Sunday after church, his family would make a 40-minute drive to Cliffs of the Neuse State Park.