Newest Members of the Sciences Pack
Meet three of the more than 750 extraordinary new students joining NC State's College of Sciences this fall, including a Goodnight Scholar and a Solomon Scholar.
Networking Lunch Program Helps Students Find Professional Opportunities
This summer, chemistry major Gwen Hopper gained valuable professional experience as a chemical research and development student associate at LORD Corporation in Cary. And the opportunity started over lunch. Hopper is just one of the 111 students who have participated in the College of Sciences’ Networking Lunch Program since its launch in spring 2018. The program pairs volunteer college alumni with current students as mentors sharing professional expertise and answering questions about the workplace.
Campus at the Coast
About 150 miles from Raleigh, NC State's Center for Marine Sciences and Technology is offering students unique experiences and furthering the university's research and outreach mission.
Chemist Williams Named LORD Corporation Distinguished Scholar
The College of Sciences has named Gavin Williams as the Thomas Lord, LORD Corporation Distinguished Scholar at NC State. The distinguished professorship was made possible thanks to a gift from LORD Corporation. Williams, associate head of the Department of Chemistry, uses microbes as factories toward the development of potent, more effective antibiotics.
Chemist Pierce Named LORD Corporation Distinguished Scholar
The College of Sciences has named Joshua Pierce of the Department of Chemistry as the Hugh C. Lord, LORD Corporation Distinguished Scholar at NC State. The distinguished professorship was made possible thanks to a gift from LORD Corporation. Pierce is a prominent chemist whose research includes building molecules that can be used to create new drugs to fight infectious diseases, cancer and chronic pain.
Meet the Solomon Scholars
Nineteen extraordinary students were part of the College of Sciences’ signature undergraduate scholarship program in 2018-19. The Daniel L. Solomon Scholars Program is named for the college’s inaugural dean, who spent more than 30 years at NC State before retiring in 2015. Donor support is critical to funding the program, which offers community-building and experiential learning opportunities in addition to renewable scholarship awards.
Four Students Win Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
All four of NC State's nominees have been selected to receive the nation's preeminent scholarship in science, math and engineering. The group of four undergraduate students, which includes two Park Scholars and a Goodnight Scholar, share a passion for innovative research.
NC State Honors Outstanding Faculty
NC State recognized more than 30 faculty members for their outstanding contributions to the university community in teaching, research and engagement during the 2019 Celebration of Faculty Excellence on May 1. Among those honored were Donald Bitzer, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Computer Science, and Youngsoo "Richard" Kim, Jimmy D. Clark Distinguished University Professor in Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, who received the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, NC State’s highest award recognizing faculty achievement.
A Chemical Chain Reaction
Scholarship support gave senior chemistry major Kaylie Kirkwood more time to work in the lab of David Muddiman, which has led to the publication of her first paper, attendance at national conferences and her next adventure: pursuing a Ph.D. at NC State.
Finding Her Natural Place, Beyond Boundaries
Pack Promise has helped senior zoology major Brianna Sorber pursue extraordinary experiences at NC State, including study abroad in Australia and an internship in conservation education.