Stories From Aug 2018

Aug 28, 2018

Extraordinary Places in Action: Fitts-Woolard Hall

A new video illustrates how Fitts-Woolard Hall goes beyond bricks and mortar. The result of a unique public-private partnership, which includes the transformational support of Edward P. Fitts Jr. and Edgar S. Woolard Jr. and the generous commitment of over 300 alumni, Fitts-Woolard Hall will have an extraordinary impact on teaching, learning, research and industry.

Aug 28, 2018

Kitchen Remodel is Just What the Doctor Ordered

Thanks to a generous contribution from Nestlé Purina, the kitchens at NC State Veterinary Hospital are getting a state-of-the-art makeover that will support needs for individualized nutrition plans, offer a more integrated educational setting and provide opportunities to improve overall care for all patients.

Aug 28, 2018

A Perfect Fit Internship

Goodnight Scholar and environmental advocate Meredith Bain parlayed her love for math, Germany and the environment into a summer internship in Ingolstadt, Germany, where she developed a computer-based greenhouse gas emissions monitoring system to track progress on the city government’s carbon neutrality plan.

Aug 28, 2018

First Crop: Park Scholar Says New CALS Major Offers Hands-on Learning

Sophomore Park Scholar Grace Baucom felt like a major had been "designed for her" when she learned about the new agroecology and sustainable food systems program in NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The program, which begins this school year, integrates ecology with agriculture for the development of sustainable agricultural practices and food systems.

Aug 28, 2018

CNR Student Spotlight: University Scholar Conducts Wildlife Research

Jacob Veilleux, a University Scholar and fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology major, is conducting research on Snake Fungal Disease and its impact on local black snake populations.

Aug 28, 2018

Hunt Library Adding New Dataspace

Debuting this month on Hunt Library's third floor is Dataspace, a place for students, faculty and researchers to work, collaborate and learn about data science. Outfitted with specialized hardware and software and staffed with knowledgeable consultants, Dataspace is generously supported by an anonymous foundation grant.

Aug 28, 2018

Student Summer Adventures

Read about the research projects, internships, foreign travel and other extraordinary summer 2018 experiences of NC State students, including several Goodnight Scholars.

Aug 28, 2018

Using Smart Spaces

A group of NC State entrepreneurs has launched Atomo, a startup company leveraging indoor spatial intelligence to save energy and improve the indoor experience. The student-alumni group includes two Park Scholars and has benefited from the Andrews Launch Accelerator, Entrepreneurship Garage, Miller Fellows and other programs with private support.

Aug 28, 2018

Spotlight on Our Students: Working with Water in Cameroon

Gracie Hornby, a junior University Scholar and civil engineering major from Franklin, recently completed an internship in Yaounde, Cameroon, with the Circle of Women for Social Action and Aid. Hornby put her growing knowledge of engineering concepts to work by spearheading a water quality and sanitation project in five rural villages.

Aug 28, 2018

NC FFA Center Breaks Ground on New Dormitory

State FFA leaders, youth, educators and corporate supporters gathered recently to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new female dormitory at the NC FFA Center in Bladen County. The facility, which will bear the name of the SECU Foundation in recognition of its $400,000 gift, is the realization of a dream and represents the commitment of many partners and donors to vital improvements at the center.