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Ziad Ali aims to combine electrical engineering and neuroscience to treat disorders such as epilepsy and Parkinson's. The NC State senior and Park Scholar heads to California in the fall to pursue a Ph.D. at Stanford thanks to a Knight-Hennessy Scholarship.
A Dream Takes Flight
Madison Maloney aspires to follow friend and mentor Christina Hammock Koch into space. Thanks to a prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholarship, the NC State senior and Park Scholar begins graduate studies in astronautics at Stanford this fall.
Amoah Receives First Place at Workshop
Materials science and engineering graduate student Stephen Amoah, who spoke at NC State's Red and White Night celebration in 2017, was honored as ORaCEL (Organic and Carbon Electronics Labs) held the Future of Materials Workshop at Talley Student Union. The aim was to “address the grand challenges facing the next generation of functional materials by fostering collaborative activities that harness a wide-range of research tools and intellectual resources within the Research Triangle area.” Amoah works in the lab of Franky So, Walter and Ida Freeman Distinguished Professor.
Blasting Off into History
When Christina Hammock Koch – a three-time alumna of NC State – blasts off for the International Space Station this Thursday, she’ll be launching in the middle of Women’s History Month. Her mission will represent the culmination of nearly six years of challenging training since she was selected to be one of NASA’s eight astronauts in the Class of 2013. And Koch, who spoke at the university's 2017 Red and White Night celebration, is slated to be part of a historic all-female spacewalk later this month.
College of Engineering Mourns Loss of Former Department Head
Dr. Robert James Trew, the Alton and Mildred Lancaster Distinguished Professor (Emeritus) and former head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in NC State’s College of Engineering, passed away Feb. 24.
A Legacy Supports Student Artist-Engineers
Longtime Arts NC State supporters David and Judi Wilkinson are honoring family connections to the university by creating the Pearsall-Wilkinson Scholarship. The endowment supports College of Engineering students' participation in Arts NC State, prioritizing students with financial need.
Researchers Engineer A Tougher Fiber
Led by Alcoa Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Michael Dickey, a group of NC State researchers have developed a fiber that combines the elasticity of rubber with the strength of metal, resulting in a tougher material that could be incorporated in soft robotics, packaging materials or next-generation textiles.
Three to Receive Watauga Medal
On March 8, NC State will award its highest nonacademic honor to alumni S. Frank Culberson, Charles A. Flink II and James A. Stewart. The Watauga Medal, given annually by the Board of Trustees since 1975, recognizes extraordinary service and commitment to the university.
Two Students Awarded Sensus Reach Scholarships
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering announced that Shanzila Chowdhury of Raleigh and Artem Minin of Cary are recipients of the Sensus Reach Scholarship. Their one-year stipends to cover tuition and fees are made possible by a gift from Raleigh-based technology company Sensus, a Xylem brand.