Impact

Aug 13, 2019

Serving with the Caldwell Fellows

A pillar of NC State's Caldwell Fellows program is service-learning, which involves a greater level of intention and reflection than service alone, and more civic engagement than a strictly academic learning experience. This summer, two Caldwell teams worked concurrently in different communities (Pozos, Mexico, and Siler City, NC) and shared their experiences with each other remotely.

Aug 13, 2019

Guvnec Receives R. Ray Bennett Faculty Fellow Award

The R. Ray Bennett Faculty Fellow Award provides support for high-achieving young faculty in NC State's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in pursuing their academic and cutting-edge research initiatives. Alice B. Bennett endowed this faculty fellowship, which carries a $40,000 one-year award, as a memorial to her son. Ismail Guvnec, associate professor, will use the award to support his multidisciplinary research at the intersection of wireless communications and wireless networking

Aug 13, 2019

Forestry Student Wins Resource Management Service Scholarship

Sarah Bailey, a College of Natural Resources senior studying forest management, is the recipient of a two-year scholarship from Resource Management Service, one of the world's leading managers of forest investments for institutional investors and the managers of a 50-year timber deed on NC State's Hofman Forest. The scholarship aims to promote forestry as a career path for student populations that have been historically underrepresented in the profession.

Aug 13, 2019

The Impact of Mentorship During a Summer Research Experience with Nithin Gupta

Nithin Gupta, a senior majoring in genetics, is spending his summer on a research project focused on developing organoids that could revolutionize how we approach dealing with potential side-effects in medical treatments. His mentors include Jorge Piedrahita, professor of translational medicine and director of the Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI), and Kathryn Polkoff, a second-year Ph.D. student and graduate research assistant at the CMI. The University's Greatest Needs Fund helps support extraordinary undergraduate research experiences like Gupta's.

Aug 13, 2019

Welcome Our New Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is welcoming 10 tenured or tenure-track faculty to NC State for the fall semester, including Irwin Morris, who joins the School of Public and International Affairs as executive director and William T. Kretzer Distinguished Professor. Learn about their varied scholarship and research interests.

Aug 13, 2019

You Decide: How Different Are Local Economies?

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Mike Walden breaks down a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute, a private business management firm, that looks at the economic growth of several key areas of North Carolina.

Aug 13, 2019

Connecting With Community: Caldwell Fellows Intern Erica Lisowe

The Caldwell Fellows Program is developing the next generation of self-aware, globally-minded students who engage in creative, conscientious leadership, and the Institute for Emerging Issues wants to help. Erica Lisowe, a member of the 2021 class of Caldwell Fellows, will be working with the institute on its Service Year NC project.

Aug 13, 2019

Using Virtual Reality to Create New Tech for First Responders

Emerging technologies could allow first responders to call up all sorts of information when responding to an emergency. A team in NC State's Center for Educational Informatics, led by James Lester, Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science, is working to determine what information is most useful and how first responders might be able to control what information they see - and when.

Aug 5, 2019

A Passion for Producing Beneficial Reactions

NC State alumna Natalie Sherwood makes a connection between her love for theater and her love of polymer and color chemistry – with a little boost from philanthropy.

Aug 5, 2019

Corn Maze Offers Look at Agricultural History

Do you know where the corn on your plate comes from? A quarter-acre corn maze opening next week at the North Carolina Museum of Art will help answer that question. The maze, From Teosinte to Tomorrow, is a conceptual walk back through agricultural history designed by NC State University Libraries exhibit designer Molly Renda and architect William Dodge. Included in a multisite exhibition with coordinating programs designed to raise awareness and discussion about biotechnologies and their consequences in our society, the maze is partially supported by the NC State University Libraries’ Goodnight Educational Foundation Endowment for Special Collections.