Summer K-12 engineering camps go virtual
When COVID-19 eliminated the 2020 in-person summer engineering camps held annually on the NC State campus, The Engineering Place (TEP) team quickly jumped into action and adapted the face-to-face summer engineering camps into online virtual camps.
Recent awards and honors extended to College of Engineering faculty members.
Are working lightsabers possible? Is lightspeed real?
NC State College of Engineering professor Laura Bottomley answers questions about space travel and the feasibility of lightsabers in the Star Wars movies.
Bottomley, students recognized by NC TECH
Dr. Laura Bottomley, director of The Engineering Place and Women in Engineering at the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University, was named Tech Educator of the Year during the NC TECH Association’s annual NC TECH Awards program.
What does the universe look like?
What does the universe look like? How do astronauts sleep? What are the planets named after? Google Autocomplete suggests the most common searches on the internet. We asked NC State Sciences professor Katie Mack and NC State Engineering professor Laura Bottomley to answer some popular out-of-this-world questions. Listen and learn as they talk about everything from what…
Engineering America’s future
Laura Bottomley, a teaching associate professor at NC State University, believes engineering is “a vehicle for the solution of every problem.” Bottomley is the director of Women in Engineering — a program that encourages women to consider careers in STEM fields — and the Engineering Place — which seeks to educate North Carolina citizens, particularly K-12 students, about engineering.
Engineering a better future
From day camps to week-long stays, summer programs at NC State introduce 3rd through 12th grade students to engineering through hands-on, creative investigations and design activities, and problem-solving.
Engineering Place’s Parry recognized for work in P12 engineering education
Elizabeth Parry, a partnership coordinator and instructor in First Year Engineering with The Engineering Place, was recognized earlier this month during the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) conference for her work improving outcomes at a Raleigh elementary school.
Bottomley elected as a Fellow of IEEE
Dr. Laura Bottomley, director of the Women in Engineering program and The Engineering Place in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Engineering Place’s Parry receives Presidential Award
Elizabeth Parry, a partnership coordinator with The Engineering Place, was one of 14 to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) during a visit to the White House in June.