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Catherine Chirichillo

May 16, 2022

Collaborating through college

Catherine Chirichillo realized by the end of her first year at NC State that her time in the College of Engineering (COE) would work out just fine. 

Jhonatan Minope dressed in graduation cap and gown.

May 11, 2022

CBE senior Jhonatan Minope does it all

a traditional path to completing his degree in chemical engineering. Unlike most students, he had already moved to a new country, began a career and started his family. 

Emory New, wearing a red dress, poses for picture while sitting on a wooden bench.

May 6, 2022

A new generation agricultural engineer

Emory New is one of those students people know before actually meeting her. A graduating senior from the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, helping people is at the heart of everything she does.  

Raven McLaurin

May 4, 2022

Guiding the next generation of aspiring engineers

Pursuing environmental engineering was an obvious choice for McLaurin, who wanted to use her mathematics and science skills to make the world a better place. 

A large crowd gathers to celebrate graduating Goodnight Scholars.

May 4, 2022

Goodnight Scholars Program celebrates the graduating class of 2022

For the first time since 2019, the Goodnight Scholars Program was able to host our graduation gala in-person at Reynolds Coliseum. Attendees included graduating scholars, their guests, and members of the Goodnight community. 

Solteria Ross poses in graduation gown in front of Hunt Library.

May 4, 2022

Senior Solteria Ross gives herself grace

Solteria Ross, who graduates this May with a B.S. in aerospace engineering and minors in English and women’s and gender studies, has enjoyed her classes, internships and experiences learning about one of her earliest passions, space. But dance, which she started at 3 years old, is what has kept her grounded during her years at NC State. 

Katie Shaffer wearing face mask while working in lab.

Apr 28, 2022

MSE senior Katie Shaffer helps make STEM fields more inclusive, diverse

Katie has been a key fixture in the MSE department since her first year, starting in spring 2019. “I became an undergraduate researcher in my second-semester first year under Dr. Cuomo. He was able to introduce the world of MSE research before my first MSE class,” says Katie. 

Manali Shirsekar, wearing a white dress while holding a red graduation cap, poses in front of pink azaleas.

Apr 27, 2022

Fostering community to help battle academic hardships

Manali Shirsekar, computer science ’22, realized early on that as a woman in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field, she’d have some extra hurdles to navigate. 

Chelsea and Tim Kiefer

Apr 25, 2022

Reignited passion for nuclear engineering

When Kiefer was deciding on what university he would attend, he found the nuclear engineering program at NC State to be of great interest and saw it as a stepping stone in helping to achieve his career goal of becoming a nuclear officer for the U.S. Navy. 

Melodie Chang

Apr 19, 2022

BME senior Melodie Chang finds ways to combine interpersonal, technical skills

When Melodie Chang, biomedical engineering ‘22, walks across the stage this May, she will  be heading toward a career she didn’t know existed when she came to NC State.