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Spring/Summer 2019

Cover image of nuclear reactor for the COE's Spring/Summer 2019 Alumni Magazine

Apr 26, 2019

Spring/Summer 2019 NC State Engineering magazine

This issue highlights important examples of interdisciplinary endeavors in our engineering departments and research centers, as well as at the university level with the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program. It also features our crown jewel, Fitts-Woolard Hall, scheduled to open in the summer of 2020. 

PULSTAR reactor

Apr 26, 2019

A facility like no other

NC State’s on-campus nuclear reactor has always had an innovative streak. 

Wind tunnel lab

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In our labs

It’s a sound that may be familiar to students attending class in Engineering Building III (EB III) on NC State’s Centennial Campus — a roar that’s reminiscent of a commercial jet preparing for takeoff. In reality, it is the sound of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering’s supersonic wind tunnel, located in an annex building on the back side of EB III. The building is also home to a closed-loop subsonic wind tunnel operated by the department. 

ECE 485 senior works on the In-Flight Blade Inspection System project for NAVAIR.

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Better by design

Senior design in the College of Engineering benefits both students and sponsors. 

Dr. Srdjan Lukic and fellow researchers

Apr 26, 2019

Charging up

Research within the College is advancing electric vehicle technology. 

Fitts-Woolard Hall

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Engineering alumni are playing a major role in Fitts-Woolard Hall. 

Member of the research team operates drone to evaluate the topographic surface and conduct geospatial analysis.

Apr 26, 2019

After the storm

Faculty members find research opportunities in hurricane’s wake. 

Apr 26, 2019

From the Dean

Welcome to the spring 2019 issue of NC State Engineering magazine. While our engineering departments still provide the underlying framework of our College, increasingly, the practice of engineering and engineering education is driven as much or more by cross-cutting societal challenges and the solutions they need, as it is by traditional engineering disciplines. This reality  has made interdisciplinary work a focus of engineering education and research at NC State. 

Apr 26, 2019

Questions for Dennis Kekas

Dennis Kekas is NC State’s associate vice chancellor of partnerships and economic development, where he oversees industry and government partnerships, including those on Centennial Campus. As the College continues its move to Centennial, we asked him about what makes it a great campus.