Fall/Winter 2017 NC State Engineering magazine
The Fall/Winter 2017 NC State Engineering magazine features our study abroad programs. These global learning opportunities enable our students to be competitive around the world.
Departments change leadership
Two academic departments within the College have named new leaders and another has said goodbye to its department head. Dr. Srinath Ekkad has been named the new head of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), while Dr. Julie […]
Questions for LORA BREMER
Lora Bremer is the executive director of major gifts and campaign planning for the NC State Engineering Foundation. Among her many duties is leading the College’s fundraising efforts for the Engineering Building Oval (EB Oval) project.
In our labs
One way to describe Dr. Gracious Ngaile’s lab in Engineering Building III on NC State’s Centennial Campus is “heavy metal.”
NSF Engineering Research Centers: ASSIST and FREEDM
In its first five years, ASSIST focused on building the platforms for wearable health monitoring systems and the sensors that would drive them. As those platforms have matured and the center moves into its sixth year of National Science Foundation (NSF) funding, ASSIST’s focus is transitioning to placing its technologies into clinical trials. Now in its ninth year, FREEDM hopes to demonstrate both the system it has worked to create — an improved electric grid that can handle bidirectional energy flow and integrate larger percentages of renewable energy sources — and the pieces that make it work.
The National Academy of Engineering in 2008 announced 14 Grand Challenges of Engineering in the 21st century, calling on the nation’s engineers to tackle these problems and improve the lives of every person on the planet. In this story, you will learn about the 14 challenges and just some of the ways in which the College of Engineering is answering the call.
Engineers across borders
The College helps revive a study abroad program that takes students to China.
Benefits of advanced wood-burning stoves greater than previously thought
A recent study out of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) finds that advanced wood-burning stoves designed for use in the developing world can reduce air pollution more than anticipated because gaseous emissions from traditional wood stoves form more particulate matter in the atmosphere than researchers previously thought.
Paper pumps power portable microfluidics, biomedical devices
Researchers in the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) have developed inexpensive paper pumps that use capillary action to power portable microfluidic devices, opening the door to a range of biomedical tools.
Alumna becomes finalist on “Mythbusters: The Search”
Growing up, Tamara Robertson had aspirations of becoming an attorney in the military, but a visit to NC State’s campus where she had the chance to sit in on an engineering class changed her mind and her life. “I just […]