Spring/Summer 2020 NC State Engineering Magazine
During the Covid-19 pandemic, NC State has undertaken a number of measures that we elaborate on in this issue, and our feature story highlights examples of the outstanding work that our faculty, students and staff are doing in response to the urgent needs created by this pandemic.
From the Dean
Like all of you, we are adjusting to the reality of life during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. During these very difficult times please be assured that the number one priority of NC State and our College is first and foremost the safety and health of our students, faculty and staff as well as the academic, professional and personal success of our undergraduate and graduate students. That’s why NC State has undertaken a number of measures with the well-being of the University community in mind.
A Smarter Collar
Wearable data collection systems being developed in the College are empowering guide dog trainers and making a costly, time-consuming process more efficient
Our Challenges, Our Ideas
Working across disciplines, the College’s faculty members and students are collaborating to make progress in many vital areas of NSF's Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st century and its 10 Big Ideas.
Platforms developed in the Center for Advanced Self- Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) allow for a wide range of health applications.
The Department of Computer Science is ramping up its research and education efforts in the area of cybersecurity to help meet a critical national need.
Engineering alumna returns to Earth after historic flight
After a record-shattering 328 days, 13 hours and 58 minutes on the space station, with 5,248 orbits around the Earth and 139,053,992 miles traveled, Koch returned to her home planet on Feb. 6, a few days after celebrating her 41st birthday among the stars.
New center will focus on traffic congestion and mobility
New center is focused on the reduction of congestion and improvement in mobility and will be led by Dr. Billy Williams, in conjunction with his role as director of NC State’s Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE).
‘Wristwatch’ monitors body chemistry to boost athletic performance, prevent injury
NC State researchers have developed a device the size of a wristwatch that can monitor an individual’s body chemistry to help improve athletic performance and identify potential health problems.
Departmental ambassador programs promote leadership, strengthen communication skills
In an effort to create more peer-to-peer representation, each of the College’s nine academic departments have established student ambassador programs.