Faculty Excellence Comes Full Circle in Newest Hong Endowment
After endowing a scholarship at Poole College of Management in memory of his mother, alumnus Matt Hong decided to accelerate the process of creating a second endowment in honor of his father, so that he and his dad could enjoy seeing the impact of giving together. The new fund will support faculty excellence in the college.
Scholarship Endowment to Honor Funderlic
NC State's Department of Computer Science has announced creation of the Dr. Robert E. Funderlic Scholarship Endowment to honor the influential professor emeritus and former department head who passed away in 2009. The endowment, seeded by a lead pledge from alumnus Andy Smith, will generate merit-based scholarship funds, with a preference for computer science undergraduates at the junior level or higher who are at least eight years post-graduation from a high school in North Carolina.
Statistics Graduate Student Earns SAS Fellowship
First-year Ph.D. student Kasia Dobrzycka will receive the SAS Computational Statistics Fellowship by the Department of Statistics. The three-year fellowship, worth $40,000 per year, is awarded to students interested in augmenting their graduate education with computer science courses and software development experience.
Insight into the Dawn of the Computer Age
NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center is excited to announce the donation of the Brian W. Hollocks Collection to the Computer Simulation Archive. Hollocks is a retired professor from Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom, and the collection of 1960s through 1980s materials offers a snapshot of the early years of the computer industry as it found large-scale applications in postwar industry and business, leading to the dawn of personal computers.
CVM Study to Use Innovative Cancer Detection Tool, Seeks Participants
A clinical study launching at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is targeting a common canine cancer that is difficult to treat. The CADET BRAF, the world’s first liquid biopsy to detect cancer in dogs, was developed in the lab of Matthew Breen, CVM professor of genomics and the Oscar J. Fletcher Distinguished Professor of Comparative Oncology Genetics.
Johnson Named Executive Director of Friday Institute and Associate Dean
Carla C. Johnson has been named as executive director of the Friday Institute and associate dean at the NC State College of Education, effective July 1. In this role, she will provide strategic direction and leadership for the institute, including expanding and sustaining its success and operation in North Carolina and beyond. More than 100 faculty, staff and graduate students at the Friday Institute work across project teams supported by $17 million-plus in grants, contracts, state funding and gifts.
Meet Our Extraordinary Sciences Faculty
Tom Banks, the LeRoy B. Martin Jr. Distinguished Professor in mathematics, uses math models to learn about cause and effect and to solve complex scientific problems. Meet Banks and other extraordinary, creative faculty from the College of Sciences.
From Rio to Raleigh
Olympic swimmer Ryan Held is comfortable dealing with pressure. His strength was tested at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, where he and fellow teammates brought home a relay gold medal. His strength was tested again as he completed an internship at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Private support for NC State athletics helps shape the college experience for student-athletes like Held, who recently graduated from the College of Natural Resources.
A Winning Start: College of Design Alum Wins Apprenticeship with Adidas
Alumnus Chris Williams is heading for the West Coast and a footwear design apprenticeship at Adidas after winning one of three spots in a competition against 1,000 other designers in the international Adidas Design Academy competition. Williams, who participated in the Entrepreneurship Initiative while on campus as a College of Design student, will head to Portland, Oregon, this fall.
Doggett Named Poole College 2018 Person of the Year
Ron Doggett, retired chairman, president and chief executive officer of GoodMark Foods Inc., has been named the 2018 Person of the Year by NC State's Poole College of Management. A dedicated philanthropist -- including to scholarships at Poole College -- Doggett is committed to supporting and developing the next generation of business leaders.