Stories From Apr 2018

Apr 24, 2018

An Extraordinary Gift for an Extraordinary Place

Two NC State industrial engineering alumni are supporting the College of Engineering’s newest facility with the largest gift given for a campus building in the university's history. The college announced the $25 million gift from Edward P. Fitts Jr. and Edgar S. Woolard Jr. on April 20 at the official groundbreaking for what will be named Fitts-Woolard Hall. The $154-million project on Centennial Campus is also funded by the passage of the May 2016 Connect NC bond referendum as well as other private donors.

Apr 24, 2018

Getting Back What You Give

Kimberly Wicker, who earned her master's degree in landscape architecture at NC State's College of Design, believes strongly in giving back regularly to the community and to the college, with her time and with her financial resources.

Apr 24, 2018

Grant Helps Guinea Pig Fight Cancer

Thanks to the NC State Veterinary Hospital and a grant from the Petco Foundation to help with treatment, one family's guinea pig is back to being the boss and veterinary medicine continues to learn more about the most effective treatments for animal cancers.

Apr 24, 2018

Conservation Pioneer: CALS Philanthropist William Stevens

The late philanthropist and conservationist William Stevens and his wife, Emily Inscoe Stevens, have helped hundreds of students attend NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences through a scholarship they established in 1982. The fund currently supports 12-15 students a year.

Apr 24, 2018

Science Olympiad Partnerships Shape STEM Education

NC State students like Goodnight Scholars Kate Wenger and Madeline Yun spend countless hours inspiring young Science Olympiad participants as they develop skills and solve problems in events that integrate biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering and technology. The university houses North Carolina’s Science Olympiad program, and for good reason.

Apr 24, 2018

sPark: A Park Scholarships Symposium

Students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff and selection committee members met at the StateView Hotel on NC State’s Centennial Campus earlier in April for sPark 2018 — the Park Scholarships' second biannual leadership and networking symposium. The weekend exemplifying the four pillars of scholarship, leadership, service and character, and brought together individuals from all stages of life and career.

Apr 24, 2018

Developing Wisdom for Med School: Tin Phan

Tin Phan is a Goodnight Scholar who volunteers for multiple nonprofit organizations, and serves on student councils for global health and for Operation Smile — while working toward a career goal of practicing medicine in refugee and immigrant populations.

Apr 24, 2018

CALS Student Spotlight: Dani Winter Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Dani Winter, a biological and agricultural engineering major, is among 2,000 students nationwide named as 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows. She credits the Park Scholars Program and NC State with helping her become an "exceptional scholar, leader and public servant."

Apr 17, 2018

More than a Building

Engineering Building Oval (EB Oval) is a priority project for NC State and the College of Engineering. Meet alumni Aaron Isbell, David Whitley and Chuck Wilson Jr., who have donated toward the project.

Apr 17, 2018

Breaking New Ground on Centennial Campus

In late February, contractors began site work for Engineering Building Oval, the College of Engineering’s newest academic and research building, scheduled to open in June 2020. The future home of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the dean’s administration is the next step in the unification of the college on Centennial Campus. The facility also represents a first-of-its-kind infrastructure project for NC State, using a unique public-private partnership.