Defining the Future of CRISPR
Food scientist Rodolphe Barrangou has advanced genetic research across a wide range of fields, but his masterpiece, CRISPR, is one of the hottest buzzwords in science today. The Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Professor in Probiotics Research and his team have been using different CRISPR sequences to vaccinate dairy bacteria against thousands of common dairy viruses.
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.
Kim Receives 2018 RJ Reynolds Award
Youngsoo “Richard” Kim, Jimmy D. Clark Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE), is the 34th recipient of the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension. Kim gave his award lecture, titled “From Theory to Engineering Practice: A 30-Year Journey,” at the Larry K. Monteith Engineering Research Center on Centennial Campus on Nov. 12.
NC State Ranks No. 11 Nationwide for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship
Bolstered by generous philanthropic support that created initiatives such as the Andrews Launch Accelerator, the Miller Fellows, the Albright Entrepreneur Village and a number of endowed distinguished professorships, NC State has been ranked by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine as a top undergraduate school for entrepreneurship studies.
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.”
Aid for Aging Pets
Dr. Kady Gjessing is dedicated to treating aging pets with dignity. The 1994 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine -- and a generous donor who established the endowed Dr. Kady M. Gjessing and Rahna M. Davidson Distinguished Chair in Gerontology at CVM -- was among 17 NC State alumni honored with College Distinguished Alumni Awards at the annual Evening of the Stars Gala on Nov. 1.
Byoungho Jin Named Albert Myers Distinguished Professor in Textile Economics and Management
Byoungho “Ellie” Jin has been named the Albert Myers Distinguished Professor in Textile Economics and Management, in the Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management. She comes to the College of Textiles from the Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with nearly 20 years of experience in the field of brand marketing and global apparel retailing.
Alumnus’ Ties to NC State Inspired Endowments
NC State alumnus Glenn Futrell, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering in 1963 and 1965, respectively, believes in giving back. Futrell and his wife, Phyllis, established a scholarship and two endowed professorships in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, and they have supported the new Fitts-Woolard Hall.
Economic Perspective: Top Five Questions
William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Mike Walden gets a lot of questions about the economy, but five seem to come up most often. Walden's latest Economic Perspective takes a look at topics that everyone is curious about.
A Bright Idea
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems Center led by NC State is celebrating 10 years of work changing how we use energy. Iqbal Husain, FREEDM director and ABB Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, discusses the center's collaborative efforts to develop next-generation electric grid technologies.