ASME Newsmaker Srinath Ekkad
Srinath V. Ekkad, R.J. Reynolds Professor and head of the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at NC State University, has been named the new editor of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications. Ekkad's own research focuses on thermal management, energy concepts, propulsion and advanced system diagnostics, and it has been supported by a number of government agencies and companies.
Support of Fitts-Woolard Hall Provides Unique Opportunities for Students
Meet Tom and Mimi Cunningham, and Joe and Vicki Pleasant -- some of the donors whose support of the College of Engineering's new Fitts-Woolard Hall will make a difference for years to come.
A Tradition of Multigenerational Giving
Some of the most generous supporters of NC State and the College of Engineering come from multiple generations of family members who have attended the university. The Bryans, whose service and philanthropy are rooted in their success in the construction business and their desire to give back, are one such family.
Building A Legacy
Fitts-Woolard Hall is beginning to take shape quickly on NC State's Centennial Campus, thanks to the generosity of more than 300 donors and a transformational naming gift from industrial engineering alumni Edward P. Fitts and Edgar R. Woolard. The College of Engineering has raised more than $47 million (of a $60 million goal) for the public-private project. Alumni and friends still have a chance to make a gift that will have a lasting impact on thousands of future students and faculty.
Two of a Kind
Edward P. Fitts Jr. and Edgar S. Woolard Jr. began a friendship based on their mutual love for NC State, their appreciation for the paths that their engineering degrees started them down and a common goal: to make the university, college and department where they studied extraordinary. Most recently, the two Eds' $25 million gift to help fund construction of Fitts-Woolard Hall is the largest gift to a campus building naming in NC State’s history.
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering Names 2018 Outstanding Alumni
The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering has named Nicole Bridgers, a member of the BAE Advisory Board, and Ray Best, board member for the NC Agriculture Foundation and the NC 4-H Development Fund, as its 2018 Outstanding Alumni.
College of Engineering Climbs Undergrad Rankings
NC State's College of Engineering is moving up steadily in US News & World Report rankings of undergraduate engineering programs, paced by the top-10 ranking of the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
Launching a Career in Aerospace Engineering
Alina Creamer ’20 credits the Park Scholarships program with helping her develop the leadership skills to pursue aerospace engineering-related internships with NASA Langley Research Center and Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems.
Engineering Alumni Stories: David Whitley
NC State alumnus David Whitley had an interest in all things electronic from an early age. Now the 1992 graduate in electrical engineering gives back to the university that put him on a path to success.
Gabr Named Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering and Construction
Dr. Mohammed Gabr, who joined the NC State faculty in 1998, is named to the professorship in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering made possible by gifts from many groups and individuals within the construction industry and College of Engineering alumni community. His recent research interests include innovative soil improvement techniques and offshore foundation systems supporting renewable energy devices.