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.
Zia Lecture Continues to Galvanize Engineers
Since 2002, the Paul Zia Distinguished Lecture Series has been at the forefront of the civil, construction and environmental engineering industry, showcasing the world's most exciting projects and the engineers who make them happen while honoring a longtime NC State professor through private support. The most recent lecture, held in November, drew nearly 600 attendees to learn about the “new New York bridge,” officially named the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.
College of Engineering Marks Fitts-Woolard Hall Milestone
The College of Engineering celebrated progress on the extraordinary building Dec. 12 with a Topping Off Celebration and lunch. The event marked the placing of the highest, but not last, steel beam in the new building’s frame.
Family Honors Longtime Head of Ceramic Engineering Department
The family of the late William "Wurth" Kriegel has named in his honor the room in Engineering Building I that's occupied by the head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). Kriegel spent 32 years at NC State as an instructor, professor and then department head in the Department of Ceramic Engineering, which grew into today’s MSE, but his office door was always open to students.
Four Faculty Named AAAS Fellows
Four NC State faculty members have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science: C.T. "Tim" Kelley, Drexel Professor of Mathematics; Jennifer Kuzma, Goodnight-North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Distinguished Professor in Social Sciences and co-director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center; Ilse C.F. Ipsen, professor of mathematics; and Louis A. Martin-Vega, dean of the College of Engineering. They are among 416 scientists to be honored this year by AAAS, the world’s largest scientific society.
Like Son, Like Father
Inspired by his son Lewis' bequest to benefit NC State's Apiculture Science Fund, College of Engineering alumnus Jim Cauble decided to create a scholarship fund through his own planned gift. His gift will also support areas of interest to his children, making philanthropy a Cauble family tradition.
Engineering Foundation Creates Young Alumni Advisory Board
In an effort to help engage younger NC State College of Engineering alumni in their relationship with their alma mater and provide an opportunity for them to connect with one another, the Engineering Foundation has created the Young Alumni Advisory Board (YAAB). This group of 18 young professionals represents various engineering disciplines from NC State classes of 2003 and later.
Engineering Honors Four Distinguished Alums
NC State's College of Engineering bestowed the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus award on Suzanne Gordon, Peter Lehrer, Gil West and Alan Weinberg this fall. Recognized for their professional accomplishments and leadership, the group also gives back to the college through voluntarism and philanthropy.
Meet the Dean’s Circle at the College of Engineering
Members of the Dean’s Circle, the college’s signature annual giving fund, provide the consistent support that has fueled growth and improvement. Their gifts help fund scholarships and fellowships, as well as innovative programs throughout the academic departments.
Kim Receives 2018 RJ Reynolds Award
Youngsoo “Richard” Kim, Jimmy D. Clark Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE), is the 34th recipient of the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension. Kim gave his award lecture, titled “From Theory to Engineering Practice: A 30-Year Journey,” at the Larry K. Monteith Engineering Research Center on Centennial Campus on Nov. 12.