Planting A Seed
Funded through a public-private partnership, the Plant Sciences Building will ensure NC State remains at the forefront of plant sciences research for generations to come. More than 400 participants, including North Carolina agricultural leaders, university administrators, students, alumni and agricultural biotechnology company representatives, were in attendance for the ceremonial groundbreaking.
NC State’s Plant Sciences Building: What People Are Saying
Excitement is building as NC State University continues to raise the Plant Sciences Building, which will transform the university's leadership in plant sciences research. Here's what elected officials, leaders at NC State and leaders in North Carolina agriculture had to say about the official groundbreaking ceremony held Sept. 6.
Students Take National Stage to End Hunger on College Campuses
Six NC State students took to the national stage this month to address a crisis impacting college campuses across the country: hunger and homelessness. The students, who attended the conference through the support of NC State donors, discussed increasing community resources, decreasing obstacles for those in need and confronting the stigma of seeking help in their workshop "Transforming a College Campus Hunger Initiative."
Meet the First-Year Class for 2019
A golfer, a Park Scholar, an aspiring veterinarian and a member of the Goodnight Scholars transfer program: NC State welcomed 4,773 first-year students to campus in August, and here are a few of their stories.
Student-Athletes Lead Effort Against Sexual Violence
Wolfpack football will host the ACC’s first #SetTheExpectation game this Saturday, Sept. 21. Led by Brenda Tracy, #SetTheExpectation is a national campaign for activism against interpersonal violence that strives to raise awareness, educate and directly engage with collegiate athletic programs. There will be multiple related events on campus, and donors can support the Molly Hayes Glander Program Advocates Endowment Fund, which helps NC State assist survivors of interpersonal violence on an ongoing basis.
Goodnight Spotlight: Chandler Henninger
Goodnight Scholar and education major Chandler Henninger is making the most of his time at NC State by taking interdisciplinary classes, participating in service projects abroad and engaging with the Goodnight Scholars program's community.
Class of 2020 to Present William C. Friday Award to Maggie Kane
The Park Scholarships Class of 2020 will present the 21st annual William C. Friday Award to NC State graduate Maggie Kane. Established in 2000, the award is given to individuals who carry on Friday's dedication to leadership, scholarship, service and character. Kane, founder of A Place at the Table, a pay-what-you-can cafe that provides community as well as healthy meal options, was selected for her commitment to Raleigh, fighting hunger and combating the stigma of homelessness.
‘Soft Tactile Logic’ Tech Distributes Decision-making throughout Stretchable Material
Inspired by octopuses, researchers including Michael Dickey, NC State's Alcoa Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, have developed a structure that senses, computes and responds without centralized processing — creating a device that is not quite a robot and not quite a computer, but has characteristics of both. The new technology holds promise for use in a variety of applications, from soft robotics to prosthetic devices.
Exploring New Routes
NC State's new Wellness and Recreation Center is expected to open in fall of 2020. With outdoor training areas, a teaching kitchen, a sprint ramp and a signature, 48-foot-tall climbing center, the facility will play a critical role in providing new ways for students to enjoy a well-rounded campus experience. Naming opportunities are available now and provide a unique opportunity to further invest in student success.
Improving the Odds for a Cat Named Otter
Otter the cat is making friends across the oncology unit as she undergoes treatment at NC State Veterinary Hospital. When full-course radiation therapy was recommended to Otter's owners, Melissa Tran and Jeremy Mey, they wanted to do whatever was possible to limit the recurrence of their pet's soft tissue sarcoma. Assistance from the Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Cancer Treatment Fund is helping defray the cost of Otter's care so her family can focus on her health rather than finances.