Guiding Young Businesses to Success
Through the Lulu eGames, Miller Fellowship and Andrews Launch Accelerator, private support is helping entrepreneurs like Shraddha Rathod, Téa Blumer and Ritika Shamdasani use the skills they learned at NC State to grow thriving enterprises.
All Systems Go
From her active research on pandemic disease spread to leadership as the head of the Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, A. Doug Allison Distinguished Professor Julie Swann thinks beyond boundaries and puts solutions into action to build a better world.
Opening the Doors of Fitts-Woolard Hall
Fitts-Woolard Hall hit another milestone July 24, when the College of Engineering took "beneficial occupancy." At approximately 225,000 gross square feet, NC State’s newest engineering building represents the crucial next step in uniting the college on Centennial Campus. The gradual process of moving in starts Aug. 3 for the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the dean's administrative office. Learn more about the building phase-in and ongoing fundraising opportunities.
Announcing the First Sameer Murarka Entrepreneurship Scholarship Recipient
A rising junior in the College of Engineering, Katie Lawson is studying industrial and systems engineering and minoring in cognitive science. Lawson aims to be a leader within the field of neurological research. Established in 2019 by Ragini and Ishwar Murarka to honor the memory and entrepreneurial spirit of their son, Sameer, the merit-based scholarship is designed to support emerging entrepreneurs in their own quests to think beyond boundaries and do the extraordinary.
Endowment Honors Alumnus Who Valued Education and the Power of Scholarships
Alumnus Frank Madren’s love of electrical engineering and computer science was surpassed only by his love for his wife of 55 years, Jo Ann Madren. Three years after Frank passed away in 2015, Jo Ann honored his memory by endowing a merit-based scholarship at NC State in his name. The Frank Simpson Madren Scholarship Endowment is for undergraduate students in the College of Engineering with preference given to those with demonstrated financial need.
Research of Particular Relevance
Park Scholar Daniel Haller's keen interest in stopping the spread of infectious diseases helped earn him a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.
The Doctor is In
For Dr. Linda Butler, there are no normal days. As vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at UNC REX Healthcare in Raleigh, Butler — a College of Engineering alumna and board member for the NC State Engineering Foundation — is responsible for quality and performance improvement, infection prevention, risk management, research and medical staff affairs for a system with more than 7,400 staff members and multiple facilities including Raleigh’s oldest hospital.
An Extraordinary Pathway to Success
After graduation, Goodnight Scholars Christian Williams and Oscar Molina are heading in different directions: vet school at the College of Veterinary Medicine and a role at Deutsche Bank. Both of these next steps were made possible through the Goodnight Scholars Program’s transfer pathway, created in 2017 to provide extraordinary opportunities for community college graduates across North Carolina.
Graduating Senior Moving on to Miller Fellowship
Johnny Davis, who just graduated from the Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, will be hanging around NC State for a while longer. He was recently named a Miller Fellow for the 2020–2021 cohort. For the next six months, Davis and five other fellows will receive a monthly stipend to support them in their startup ventures through the Dr. Thomas Kenan Miller III Fellows Program, which supports recent NC State graduates as they develop into stronger entrepreneurial thinkers and build their ventures in a supportive and engaging peer environment.
Alumni Donors Know Fitts-Woolard Hall is More than a Building
More than 300 alumni have supported the College of Engineering in its effort to raise $60 million in private donations to help fund construction of Fitts-Woolard Hall, scheduled to open this summer. Meet two couples who have made support of the project a priority and learn why they decided to give: Scott and Beth Stabler, and Gerald and Nancy White.