Women in Engineering

Jan 6, 2020  |  Faculty and Staff

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  |  Awards and Honors

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  |  Faculty and Staff

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…

Aug 6, 2019  |  Students

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.

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  |  Outreach

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  |  Faculty and Staff

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).

Apr 10, 2015

Building a community

The College's First Year class is nearly 25 percent female.

Nov 24, 2014

First-year class boasts highest percentage of female engineers

NC State’s 2014 first-year engineering class includes the highest percentage of female students in university history — nearly 25 percent — which is an increase from 18 percent five years ago and 14 percent 10 years ago.

May 16, 2014

Bottomley named ASEE Fellow

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 named to the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Academy of Fellows. She will be honored at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition Awards Ceremony June 16 in Indianapolis, Ind.