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Spring / Summer 2023 NC State Engineering Magazine

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Inside Stories

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Faculty Highlights


Better than he found it

Martin-Vega leaves strong legacy for NC State Engineering

100 years of Imagination+Innovation

The College of Engineering has accomplished a lot in 100 years.

A century of accomplishments

A timeline highlighting pivotal moments from the first 100 years of the College of Engineering.

Reduce, reuse, recycle

NC State University researchers are studying the fundamental science behind how to address plastic waste.

Culture of care

University and College place an emphasis on wellness and mental health.


Share your COE story

We’re gathering memories from our COE community to celebrate 100 years.

We wouldn’t be where we are without our students, alumni, faculty and staff members, and friends. In honor of a century of NC State Engineering achievements, we are gathering stories and memories from our community to share throughout the year on our website, at events and on social media.

Mid morning aerial view of College of Engineering Centennial Campus. Fitts-Woolard Hall is in the foreground and the Raleigh skyline is in the background.
A photo highlighting the engineering buildings on Centennial Campus, in relation to downtown Raleigh skyline. Photo by Marc Hall

NC State Engineering Magazine
Vol. XVII, Issue I

Louis A. Martin-Vega

Advisory Board
▪ John Gilligan, Executive Associate Dean of Engineering
▪ Deborah B. Young (CE ’77), President, Board of Directors, NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc.
▪ Griffin Lamb, Assistant Dean for Development and College Relations and Executive Director, NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc.

Brent Lancaster

Senior Associate Editor
Danielle Herman

Art Director
Candice Wallace

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NC State Engineering Alumni Magazine is produced by the NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. and Engineering Communications. No state funds are used. 70,000 copies of this document were printed at a cost of $61,250 on partially recycled paper. © 2023