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Tag: Fall/Winter 2020

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Nov 11, 2020

Managing data flow to boost cyber-physical system performance

Researchers in NC State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) have developed a suite of algorithms to improve the performance of cyber-physical systems — from autonomous vehicles to smart power grids — by balancing each component’s need for data with how fast that data can be sent and received. 

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Nov 11, 2020

New approach to DNA data storage makes system more dynamic, scalable

Researchers in the College have developed a fundamentally new approach to DNA data storage systems, giving users the ability to read or modify data files without destroying them and making the systems easier to scale up for practical use. 

masked patient receiving injection

Nov 11, 2020

Study finds dedicated clinics can reduce impact of a flu pandemic

A new study concludes that opening clinics dedicated specifically to treating influenza can limit the number of people infected and help to “flatten the curve,” or reduce the peak prevalence rate. 

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Nov 11, 2020

Summer K-12 engineering camps go virtual

When COVID-19 eliminated the 2020 in-person summer engineering camps held annually on the NC State campus, The Engineering Place (TEP) team quickly jumped into action and adapted the face-to-face summer engineering camps into online virtual camps. 

MRL researcher in lab

Nov 11, 2020

Asheville’s Minerals Research Laboratory remains rock solid

The Minerals Research Laboratory (MRL) was established in Asheville in 1946 as a joint venture between the state of North Carolina and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). TVA eventually discontinued its support of the laboratory, and in 1954 the operation was transferred to the then-School of Engineering. The MRL is still a part of the College of Engineering; since 2004 it has been part of Industry Expansion Solutions, the College’s extension service. 

NC State Bell Tower on a snow day

Nov 11, 2020

Faculty Highlights

Engineering faculty members receive awards and honors. 

From Left, Tom Miralia and Edward Weisiger, Jr.

Nov 11, 2020

Fitts-Woolard Hall effort is powered by alumni giving

Meet two engineering alumni who have made support of the Fitts-Woolard Hall project a priority and learn why they decided to give. 

Timothy Humphrey

Nov 11, 2020

Engineering a more inclusive campus

On a recent campus visit, alumnus Timothy Humphrey spent time with the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity and learned more about what the office’s programs deliver to students. “It really hit home for me,” he said. “Meeting some current students and seeing them take advantage of OIED’s resources made me say this group could really use some help.” 

From Left To Right, Sam Burgiss (EE '66, '68, '71), Laura Geary (ISE '17), Karen (ACC '88) And Steve Welton (CE '88 '92)

Nov 11, 2020

Meet the Dean’s Circle

Meet some Dean’s Circle donors, and learn why they give. 

Nov 11, 2020

Planned giving

Have you included the NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. 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.