Stories From Feb 2019

Feb 25, 2019

A Legacy Supports Student Artist-Engineers

Longtime Arts NC State supporters David and Judi Wilkinson are honoring family connections to the university by creating the Pearsall-Wilkinson Scholarship. The endowment supports College of Engineering students' participation in Arts NC State, prioritizing students with financial need.

Feb 25, 2019

A Love for Students — and Cats, Too

Sandy Thach spent her NC State career helping students achieve their academic dreams. In retirement, she's helping them even more. She recently established the Sandy and Jerry Thach Endowed Scholarship at the College of Veterinary Medicine, and her generosity also will support an exam room for cat patients and the Companion Animal Pet Assistance Fund.

Feb 25, 2019

From Shy Guy to Public Speaking Champ: FFA State Officer Ty Meyer

Ty Meyer is a state FFA officer, traveling the state representing 20,000 high school and middle school FFA members. He’s also a first-year Jefferson Scholar in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State, double-majoring in political science and agricultural business management.

Feb 25, 2019

Inaugural Poole Pride Conference Focuses on Education, Empowerment

With support from VF Corporation and the Raleigh LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Poole College of Management is holding its inaugural Poole Pride Conference the afternoon of Friday, March 1.

Feb 25, 2019

3MT Winner Cipriani Has Many Talents

Textiles master's student Ciera Cipriani is always busy, but doing too much hasn't slowed her down. The University Honors Program alum recently won NC State's fourth annual Three Minute Thesis contest and traveled to Tennessee in February for a regional 3MT competition. Cipriani is now focused on her research, which involves figuring out the chemical reactions that cause dyed fabrics to fade.

Feb 25, 2019

Researchers Engineer A Tougher Fiber

Led by Alcoa Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Michael Dickey, a group of NC State researchers have developed a fiber that combines the elasticity of rubber with the strength of metal, resulting in a tougher material that could be incorporated in soft robotics, packaging materials or next-generation textiles.

Feb 25, 2019

Andrews Launch Accelerator Accepting Applications from NC State Entrepreneurs

The application process is open for the 2019 Andrews Launch Accelerator at NC State. Students or recent alumni in any discipline who are interested in starting a business or are launching a startup are welcome to apply. The program, powered by the NC State Acceleration Fund, helps thinkers and doers jump start their entrepreneurial journey.

Feb 25, 2019

Three to Receive Watauga Medal

On March 8, NC State will award its highest nonacademic honor to alumni S. Frank Culberson, Charles A. Flink II and James A. Stewart. The Watauga Medal, given annually by the Board of Trustees since 1975, recognizes extraordinary service and commitment to the university.

Feb 19, 2019

Inspired: Three NC State Families Establish Student Success Endowments

When NC State parents JoAnn and Kelly Barnhill, Alison and Jack Levinson, and David S. Thompson learned about the role of the Division of Academic and Student Affairs’ programs in preparing students for professional and personal success, they chose to give, volunteer and advocate. Their engagement includes establishing Student Success Endowments to provide unrestricted and indefinite funding for the division and to honor their shared commitment, as families, to the university.

Feb 19, 2019

College of Sciences Honors Leroy and Elva Martin Award Recipients

Assistant professors Alen Alexanderian in the Department of Mathematics and Jonathan Duggins in the Department of Statistics have received the College of Sciences' 2018-19 Leroy and Elva Martin Award for Teaching Excellence. The award, which recognizes professors’ outstanding contributions to the college’s teaching mission, was created in 2001 by the late LeRoy Martin Jr., a longtime NC State math professor, to honor his parents, Elva and LeRoy Martin.