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Tag: Women in Engineering

May 20, 2022

Twenty-five years in, Women in Engineering Program remains strong

By 1997, more women were starting to enroll in engineering programs across the United States. To help recruit these women and support them once they arrived on campus, the few women who were already in the College saw a need to develop a program for them. Sarah Rajala had just been named associate dean for… 

Kamala Subramaniam wearing a Google branded black sweatshirt.

May 20, 2022

Homegrown leadership

Kamala Subramaniam carries with her a number of positive memories from her time at NC State, including favorite classes, homework and project work with her classmates and eating on a graduate student budget at Golden Dragon, a local Chinese restaurant that is popular with students. 

Group of young female students sitting in a circle while conversing.

May 20, 2022

Supporting women in COE strengthens student body

When the College of Engineering’s class of 2026 gets to campus, they’ll be part of an historic milestone. For the first time, the incoming engineering class is 33 percent women.Reaching this point has taken years of dedicated work across NC State University, especially as the College faced years of stagnant and even declining women enrollment. In… 

Jan 6, 2020

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. 

Nov 26, 2019

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. 

Aug 30, 2019

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… 

Incoming female first-year engineers get ready to launch their "astronaut" on the Court of Carolina.

Aug 6, 2019

Incoming female first-year engineering students create their own “moon” landings

On July 19, the day before the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, incoming NC State female first-year engineers took on their own mission — launch and land an astronaut on the moon, or in this case, the Court of Carolina. 

Students at Taste of Engineering event.

May 2, 2018

Praxair continues to be a champion for the College

Each year, the Taste of Engineering program ties engineering disciplines to food. It gives undecided female first-year students and others a chance to learn about the College’s academic departments and to network with fellow students and faculty memb 

May 25, 2017

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. 

Feb 11, 2016

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).