Each day, across NC State, students, faculty, researchers and staff encounter extraordinary experiences and opportunities made possible by private support. Learn more about how donors who join us in #GivingPack change the future for NC State — and the world — and mark your calendar for the first-ever NC State Day of Giving on March 27, 2019.
Making Her Mark
Stephanie Cogdell found a home at NC State and, as a volunteer, board member, mentor and donor, she has been giving back ever since.
Study Abroad Spotlight: Madeline Merz
Third-year anthropology student Madeline Merz called her semester abroad in Chile a "once in a lifetime opportunity." Private support has helped fund a dramatic increase in the number of NC State students who can study abroad.
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.
Personal Statement: Paige Griffiths
Thousands of donors help the Wolfpack Club turn dreams into reality for NC State student-athletes, and Paige Griffiths is busy chasing hers as a member of the women's soccer team. A junior studying communication, Griffiths shares her soccer journey and the way that competition with her sisters has helped her achieve her goals on and off the field.
Quiz: Voices of North Carolina
Walt Wolfram, William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor at NC State and director of the Language and Life Project, has been cataloging and studying language in North Carolina for years, pioneering research on social and ethnic dialects. Now, he has created a dialects quiz that tells a story of North Carolina's unique language tradition and conveys a sense of how dialects help transmit the history and culture of the state.
Interning at the United Nations
Caldwell Fellow Amith Mandavilli took the idea of experiential education to the next level as part of his semesterlong internship at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. One of 15 interns in the prestigious program, Mandavilli got a closeup view of foreign policy and international relations at the highest level.
NC State’s Walt Wolfram Receives UNC System’s Holshouser Award
Walt Wolfram, William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor at NC State and director of the Language and Life Project, has been honored with the 2018 Gov. James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service. The award is given each year to one faculty member from the UNC System who “exemplifies public service toward improving the quality of life for all North Carolinians.”
Student Spotlight: Harrison Payne
Honors Program participant Harrison Payne, who is triple majoring in philosophy, physics and mathematics and plans to earn a doctoral degree in the philosophy of physics, has advice for incoming students about how to succeed in college.
University Scholars Program Alumni Spotlight: Soumya Nadabar ’16
Soumya Nadabar '16 credits her time in the University Scholars Program with helping her understand the value of experiential learning and putting her education into action after graduation as a Fulbright Fellow and as a National Geographic Student Expedition Leader in India.