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Michaela Copp defends her doctoral thesis.

May 3, 2023

Michaela Copp graduates with nonprofit experience and a Ph.D. from both NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill

Michaela Copp, who is a soon-to-be biomedical engineering graduate with a Ph.D. from NC State University and the University of North Carolina at  Chapel Hill, knew back during her undergraduate years at Vanderbilt University that she wanted to continue doing research. 

Marcie Schinke and family at Carolina Hurricanes outdoor hockey game.

May 2, 2023

Marcie Schinke balances school, work and motherhood

Schinke began her time at NC State in 2018 when her son, Emory, was 1 year old. She’s had loads of wild experiences since then, balancing school with her job and her family, but the birth of her daughter – and taking an exam for bio manufacturing lab while in labor – stands out as the wildest yet. 

Molly Sun

May 1, 2023

How crime shows inspired Molly Sun to pursue cybersecurity

Growing up, Molly Sun traveled a lot. From her home province of Shandong, China, she ventured to new cities and other provinces. But traveling across the world to Raleigh, North Carolina, has been one of her biggest adventures yet. 

Tabitha Gardner

May 1, 2023

Senior Tabitha Gardner talks time management, clubs and community

As an incoming student at NC State, Tabitha Gardner planned to, “come here, get a degree, and leave.” Four years later, she graduates this May as an industrial and systems engineering major, an Africana studies and statistics minor, a board member of two different on-campus clubs, a former design mentor and an undergraduate researcher and more. 

Robert Brenneman

Apr 28, 2023

Robots, race cars and rockets: Robert Brenneman finds his passion in mechatronics

Robert Brenneman is graduating in May, but he’ll still have one more month to enjoy what he’s accomplished as an undergraduate student. In June, he’ll be competing on the Michigan International Speedway during the 2023 Formula SAE Series using the car he built for his senior design project 

Rahul Chakraborty

Apr 28, 2023

Rahul Chakraborty finds community at NC State by embracing opportunities

When Rahul Chakraborty defended his thesis in February, more than 100 of his friends came to celebrate over a potluck dinner. He’s expecting to see just as many friends when he returns to Raleigh for NC State University’s commencement ceremony on May 6. 

Kye Nielsen, right, poses with his family in front of a large aquarium designed for oceanic life.

Apr 21, 2023

From aviation ordnance Marine to mechanical engineer

Kyle Nielsen will be working on the same aircraft he did when he was a Marine after graduating with a BSE from NC State’s site-based Havelock program 

Students celebrate their fall 2022 graduation during commencement exercises on December 17 at PNC Arena. All are dressed in NC State red caps and gowns.

Apr 21, 2023

Soon-to-be class of 2023 grads ready for their futures

Graduating COE students reflect on their time at NC State and share what’s next. 

Yuseung Kim, M.S. computer engineering '22, leaps in front of James B. Hunt Library on Centennial Campus.

Dec 14, 2022

Yuseung Kim finds his American dream at NC State

Yuseung Kim came to the United States for graduate school with several dreams and goals in mind: get his degree, find a job and figure out a place to settle down.