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Women in Engineering

Four students of various genders and ethnicities inspect a scaffolding together.

Aug 26, 2022

NC State recognized as a top college for women and minorities in STEM

A website that offers “news coverage and in-depth analysis of global technology trends” has ranked NC State sixth nationally on a list of top colleges for women and minorities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). 

Students and faculty members from INES Ruhengeri and NC State pose for a group photo while flashing the NC State wolf sign.

Jul 28, 2022

IDEAS grant will expand COE study abroad program in Rwanda

The College of Engineering (COE) at NC State University was selected to receive funding support from the U.S. Department of State’s Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program. NC State is one of 44 colleges and universities across the United States that will use the IDEAS grants to create, expand and/or diversify American student mobility overseas in support of U.S. foreign policy goals. This U.S. government program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and supported in its implementation by World Learning. 

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… 

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… 

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.