Stories From Aug 2020

Aug 25, 2020

Facing the Future With Confidence

Thousands of dollars have been raised for the Student Emergency Fund via the sale of special NC State-branded face coverings.

Aug 25, 2020

Meet the Newest Members of the Pack

A Park Scholar, an FFA leader, a Goodnight Scholar, a member of the Wolfpack football team and a Summer Textile Exploration Program participant are just a few of the newest members of NC State's student body. Though this year’s first-year and transfer students are facing a new kind of fall semester, they’re ready to work hard, have fun and make the most of every opportunity.  

Aug 25, 2020

Wolfpack Pick Up Program Changes Gears for 2020

Supported in part by North State Bank and the NC State University Foundation, the Wolfpack Pick Up Program helps students, faculty and staff with disabilities or injuries get around campus, with additional precautions to protect the Pack against COVID-19 this year.

Aug 25, 2020

College of Education Giving Spotlight: ‘I Give in Memory of My Dad’

Patty Fields has worked at the NC State College of Education for 15 years. Giving back has always been a part of her life, and after her father passed away, she and her husband established the Robert J. Fenton Memorial Scholarship to honor his love of learning and great respect for educators.

Aug 25, 2020

Inside My Grad Life: Study, Research, Social Life and Beyond

North Carolina Textile Foundation Fellowship recipient and Graduate School student Samit Chakraborty has traveled the world in search of a quality textiles education. That quest eventually led him to the Wilson College of Textiles at NC State, where he is currently completing his doctorate.

Aug 25, 2020

Immersive Scholar Residents to Explore Online Privacy through Gaming

Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy have started a large-scale immersive visualization project, a browser-based game named Tally Saves the Internet, to teach the public about online privacy and security. The Immersive Scholar residency program is part of a Mellon Foundation-funded project that continues the NC State University Libraries’ pioneering work with large-scale, research visualization technologies and supports the advancement of tools and techniques for developing and sharing such visual content for research.

Aug 25, 2020

A New Approach to Ultrasound Imaging

NC State researchers have demonstrated a new technique for creating ultrasound images. The novel approach is substantially simpler than existing techniques and could significantly drive down technology costs. Co-corresponding authors of a paper on the work are Xiaoning Jiang, a Duncan Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Franky So, Walter and Ida Freeman Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering.

Aug 25, 2020

Melanie Conklin ’00 Writes Her Own Story

Melanie Conklin has taken the skills she learned as a member of the inaugural class of Park Scholars and applied them in not one but two exciting careers. With the program now entering its 25th year, she expects even greater results from the next generation of Park Scholars.

Aug 25, 2020

Ken Anderson: The Good Egg

Ken Anderson's 30-year career as a poultry science professor and extension specialist at NC State has led to changes in chicken management that have improved hen health and the quality and safety of eggs. He has also helped develop three endowments to further aviary research and benefit the egg industry for years to come.

Aug 25, 2020

Risks Can Be Leveraged as Opportunities in the Post-COVID ‘New Normal’

Mark Beasley, director of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Initiative and KPMG professor of accounting, and Frank Buckless, Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Dean of Poole College, hosted the inaugural Virtual Thought Leadership Series event, Strategies of the New Normal: Lessons from Risk Management. The discussion took a look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and how companies can implement ERM processes into their business plans to navigate huge volumes of risks as they look toward a post-pandemic world.