A Vision for Doing Good
Layne Baker, a first-generation college student from rural North Carolina graduating in December, used his time at NC State and in the Caldwell Fellows program to show others in a similar situation that college is attainable for them as well.
Meet the Tower Team
Dozens of experts are working on the Memorial Belltower's restoration and completion, and many of them are graduates of NC State. Meet some members of the Wolfpack who are helping complete, restore and update the university’s most iconic symbol.
Gels and Liquids and Poultices, Oh My: How the Belltower Got a Little Brighter
If the Memorial Belltower looks different after the removal of scaffolding, your eyes aren't deceiving you. Workers have undertaken a multistep process to pull out dirt and impurities, leaving a visibly brighter, more radiant surface, but this phase is more than cosmetic.
NC State Dining Offers Students an Opportunity to Donate Guest Meals to Help Classmates
For the second year in a row, students can donate their extra guest swipes starting December 2 to the Pack Meal Share program. The donated swipes are redistributed to students who are experiencing food insecurities. Almost 1500 swipes have been redistributed this fall and last spring semester from previous donations. This semester’s goal is to reach 1500 donated guest swipes. Students can donate swipes until the goal is met or until Dec. 22.
Extraordinary Impact: Poole College of Management
With more than $3.3 million in gifts in 2018-19 from donors in 40 states, Poole College of Management is developing business leaders, generating impactful research and serving communities. Take a look at what private support is helping PCOM accomplish.
Goodnight Scholars Program: Investing in North Carolina’s STEM Future
The Goodnight Scholars Program invests in students from low- and middle-income families in North Carolina studying in STEM or STEM education disciplines. The program's annual report highlights a decade's worth of transformations, including an increase in education majors; greater inclusivity of nonwhite, rural and/or first-generation students; and larger classes of first-year and transfer scholars.
Veterans on the Farm
The number of military veterans taking part in the North Carolina Farm School, an annual NC State Extension program that helps new and aspiring growers learn more about agriculture, is on the rise. The program, which has been supported by individual donors and groups like the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, is aimed at increasing sustainable and economically viable farms in the state.
Carbon Electronics Cluster Opens New Facility
NC State inaugurated a new carbon electronics laboratory in November, formally launching a state-of-the-art facility on Centennial Campus that brings together scientists and engineers from across the university to do cutting-edge work in this emerging field. The 6,000-square-foot Organic and Carbon Electronics Labs (ORaCEL) is part of the carbon electronics cluster, one of 20 such interdisciplinary groups in the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program. This cluster was launched by Harald Ade, Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics, and is currently co-led by Franky So, Walter and Ida Freeman Distinguished Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Phil Castellano, Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Chair in the Department of Chemistry.
Three from NC State Named Fellows of Inventors Academy
Three NC State innovators in the fields of food safety and computer networking have been recognized by the National Academy of Inventors: Rodolphe Barrangou, Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Professor in Probiotics Research; Kenneth R. Swartzel, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences; and Carlos Pignataro, an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Learn more about their work.
College of Education Celebrates Grand Opening of Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research
On Dec. 3, the College of Education held an opening reception for its Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, the result of a $10.86 million grant from the John M. Belk Endowment in 2018. With the launch of the center, the College of Education has expanded its ability to support community colleges in three ways: furthering the preparation of future community college presidents, providing ongoing leadership development to community college executives and trustees, and building capacity for evidence-based decision-making and applied research.