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NC State gateway at sunset.

Dec 7, 2022

From the board: NCSEF Board of Directors takes action to grow women leadership

The NC State Engineering Foundation (NCSEF) Board of Directors has been taking deliberate steps to invite more women and minorities to serve on the board. Today, nine of the 28 members of the NCSEF board are women, and women chair four of its seven committees. 

Ken Stevens, center, with Caldwell Fellows Luke Caplice and Adam McIntosh.

Dec 7, 2022

Working hard to give back

Growing up in Durham, NC, Kenneth A. Stevens, industrial engineering ‘72, developed a strong work ethic from an early age. 

Radhika Venkatraman

Dec 7, 2022

Taking a seat at the table

Radhika Venkatraman has always been willing to raise her hand to take on challenging opportunities — and to share what she has learned from her experiences with other female engineers. 

Bill Garwood, left, with Jeff Garwood.

Dec 7, 2022

A one-of-a-kind pair

William R. (Bill) Garwood, chemical engineering ‘60, and Jeffrey R. (Jeff) Garwood, chemical engineering ‘84, have more in common than a typical father-son pair. 

Three students work together on a project. Center student holds small dowel and string while other students assist.

Dec 7, 2022

A better engineering education

This fall, NC State becomes the first university in the United States to start an engineering education program offered jointly by an engineering college and an education college, and the first to ground its program in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). 

Dale Hopkins

Dec 7, 2022

‘The right thing to do’: MAE alumnus gives back to WMEP

Now retired and working as a consultant, Hopkins has made it a point to give back to NC State, especially wanting to help students who are traditionally underrepresented in engineering. 

Two students at lab work table soldering electronics.

Dec 7, 2022

10 years of wearable device breakthroughs

Ten years since its founding, the Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) Center led by NC State has made groundbreaking advances in wearable health monitoring devices. 

Illustration of a group of gamers standing in the middle of an esports arena.

Dec 7, 2022

Esports for the Pack

In 2021 and 2022, NC State received $12 million from the North Carolina General Assembly to build an on-campus esports arena and $4 million to develop a mobile arena truck that brings esports competitions and activities to other parts of the state. 

Masked and gloved researcher conducts tests in environmental lab.

Dec 7, 2022

Tracking COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, researchers are taking a look at our waste — specifically regional wastewater — to get a better view of outbreaks and trends to help ensure local communities have the information they need when making public health decisions.