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Trent Kingery, shown with a T-38N supersonic jet, which NASA uses to flight-train astronauts.

Aug 12, 2022

Astronaut scholar and alumnus honored for his aviation career

Growing up in Spartanburg, SC, and then Forest City, NC, Trent Kingery knew two things: that he wanted to serve in the military like his father and grandfathers and that he would love to study in Raleigh. 

The 2021-2022 MAE rocketry team poses for a group photo with their model rockets.

Jun 8, 2022

MAE rocketry team wins first place awards at NASA student launch

In late April, the team traveled to Huntsville, Alabama to compete against 43 other teams in the USLI College and University Division of NASA’s annual Student Launch competition. Also competing were 16 teams that participated in the SLI Middle, High School and Informal Education Institution Division of the competition.  

Shilpa Kancharla sitting at desk in front of computer screen displaying the NASA logo.

Nov 19, 2021

NASA intern works on AI’s next generation

During an internship with the NASA Glenn Research Center, Shilpa Kancharla researched ways to replicate natural neural networks and show how they can be applied to cognitive communications. Think of it as “Think and Do” with artificial intelligence. 

Happy students at commencement in PNC Arena.

Nov 29, 2018

NASA engineer, leader to give NC State fall commencement speech

NC State grads will draw inspiration from commencement speaker Christine Mann Darden, an internationally recognized researcher whose work is fueling the development of supersonic jets. In August 2017, Darden visited the College of Engineering to deliver the annual Welcome for Engineering First-Year Students and give a technical seminar on sonic boom minimization. 

Christina Hammock Koch

Jun 1, 2018

Engineering alumna assigned to International Space Station mission

NC State engineering alumna Christina Hammock Koch is slated to serve as a flight engineer on an April 2019 NASA mission. 

Jul 5, 2011

Bone loss prevention experiment on the last space shuttle flight

Researchers in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/North Carolina State University Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering will be at the Kennedy Space Center for the last space shuttle launch of the NASA program as Atlantis departs for its final mission into Earth’s orbit.