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.
Funding the Future
Paola Rivera, an NC State sophomore majoring in human biology, appreciates scholarship donors investing in the future – with a ripple effect that can reach far beyond the students who receive direct support.
Nanocrystal ‘Factory’ Could Revolutionize Quantum Dot Manufacturing
Felix Castellano, the Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Chair of Chemistry, is among NC State researchers who have developed a microfluidic system for synthesizing perovskite quantum dots across the entire spectrum of visible light. The system drastically reduces manufacturing costs, can be tuned on demand to any color and allows for real-time process monitoring to ensure quality control.
An Extraordinary Day of #GivingPack to Sciences
The College of Sciences' Day of Giving highlights included raising $699,366 for student programs, scholarships, research, outreach and other initiatives, and winning several unique challenges.