Distinguished Professorship

May 14, 2019

Wolfram Accepted Into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Pioneering linguist Walt Wolfram joins a selective organization that recognizes leaders in various fields and disciplines. Wolfram, director of the Language and Life Project at NC State and William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor, has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which brings together leaders across fields and disciplines to address topics both national and global such as civic engagement, alternative energy and access to education.

Apr 9, 2019

Her Dog Changed Lives. Now it’s Mary Jo Pringle’s Turn

Mary Jo Pringle has always had a special relationship with animals, including Blarney, a golden retriever named after the famed stone in Ireland. Since Blarney's death in 2010, Pringle has become a major donor to NC State's College of Veterinary Medicine, establishing a pair of planned gifts that will endow a research fund and chair in comparative pain research.

Apr 9, 2019

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.

Apr 2, 2019

Poole College of Management Dean Finalists Announced

On-campus interviews for the Stephen P. Zelnak Dean of the Poole College of Management finalist candidates are underway. Candidates are sharing their strategic visions for the college and how they would expand upon PCOM's strong foundation of business innovation and success.

Mar 26, 2019

25 Years of Textile Innovation

Get a look inside NC State's one-of-a-kind Textile Protection and Comfort Center, where test materials are regularly set on fire, stretched, sniffed, spilled on and sweated through — all in the name of science and innovation. The center and its director Roger Barker, Burlington Distinguished Professor in the Wilson College of Textiles, continue to blaze new trails in the textile industry

Mar 26, 2019

Boosting Outreach and Engagement

Julie Swann, department head of the Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the A. Doug Allison Distinguished Professor, has been working to increase outreach to potential students and engagement with alumni.

Mar 26, 2019

NC State Plant Breeder Wins Prestigious Scott Medal

Tom Ranney, the JC Raulston Professor with the Department of Horticultural Science, recently won the Scott Medal, a coveted award that recognizes outstanding contributions to the science and art of gardening. Ranney was honored March 17 for his passion in creating landscape plants that enhance the environment, the economy and gardens across the country.

Mar 19, 2019

#GivingPack: Philanthropy at Work

Each day, across NC State, students, faculty, researchers and staff encounter extraordinary experiences and opportunities made possible by donor support. Learn more about how donors who join us in our Campaign change the future for NC State — and the world.

Mar 12, 2019

Amoah Receives First Place at Workshop

Materials science and engineering graduate student Stephen Amoah, who spoke at NC State's Red and White Night celebration in 2017, was honored as ORaCEL (Organic and Carbon Electronics Labs) held the Future of Materials Workshop at Talley Student Union. The aim was to “address the grand challenges facing the next generation of functional materials by fostering collaborative activities that harness a wide-range of research tools and intellectual resources within the Research Triangle area.” Amoah works in the lab of Franky So, Walter and Ida Freeman Distinguished Professor.

Mar 12, 2019

College of Engineering Mourns Loss of Former Department Head

Dr. Robert James Trew, the Alton and Mildred Lancaster Distinguished Professor (Emeritus) and former head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in NC State’s College of Engineering, passed away Feb. 24.