Fall/Winter 2018 NC State Engineering magazine
The College of Engineering recently achieved top-10 status in research expenditures among colleges of engineering according to ASEE data. The research stories in the Fall/Winter 2018 NC State Engineering magazine illustrate the reason for this ranking, demonstrating the high caliber of our research and the faculty, staff and students conducting it. In this issue, we also highlight our Research Experiences for Teachers program, our Rural NC Internship Program, the progress of Fitts-Woolard Hall and the generosity of our alumni.
From the Dean
The beginning of fall semester is an exciting time, as we welcome our first-year students as well as our returning students and faculty. In addition to assisting our new students with their adjustment to the rigors of university classes and life away from home, one of our jobs is to introduce them to the many opportunities the College provides to enhance their education beyond their classroom experiences.
Questions for Madison Maloney
Madison Maloney is a senior aerospace engineering major from Greenville, NC, and a 2018 Goldwater Scholar. Chosen twice as an Astronaut Scholar, Maloney is pursuing her passion for space exploration and hopes to follow in the footsteps of a fellow female NC State engineer with her eyes on the stars.
In our labs
A helium neon laser, Nikon imaging lenses, Horiba micro-HR motorized monochromator, and a DLP-based arbitrary spectrum generator. These are just some of the optical sensing and spectral measurement tools you will find in the Optical Sensing Lab (OSL).
R. A. Bryan Foundation has a tradition of multigenerational giving
Some of the most generous supporters of NC State University and the College of Engineering come from multiple generations of family members who have attended NC State. The Bryans are one such family.
Alumnus’ ties to NC State inspired endowments
If you ask Glenn Futrell what drew him to NC State, he will share about growing up on a farm in Wayne County, NC, and speak of his father’s best friend Mr. Raymond Bryan, BSCE ’53, president and part owner of T.A. Loving Construction Company.
Have you included the NC State Engineering Foundation in your will, trust or other estate plans? It’s a great way to make sure the opportunity that meant so much to you is there for future generations.
Alumni meet before the highest court
In WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corporation, the Supreme Court of the United States considered whether a U.S. patent owner was entitled to foreign lost profits when components of the patented invention were assembled and used outside of the United States. It’s subject matter that only an attorney could love. And in this case, three of the attorneys involved in the proceedings hold undergraduate degrees from the College of Engineering.
Meet the Dean’s Circle
Members of the Dean’s Circle, the College’s signature annual giving fund, provide the consistent support that has fueled NC State Engineering’s growth and improvement.
Engineering Foundation creates Young Alumni Advisory Board
In an effort to help engage younger NC State Engineering alumni in their relationship with their alma mater and provide an opportunity for them to connect with each other, the NC State Engineering Foundation has created the Young Alumni Advisory Board (YAAB). This board, made of 18 young professionals, represents various engineering disciplines from NC State classes of 2003 and later.