Extraordinary Impact: Poole College of Management
With more than $3.3 million in gifts in 2018-19 from donors in 40 states, Poole College of Management is developing business leaders, generating impactful research and serving communities. Take a look at what private support is helping PCOM accomplish.
Ready to Put Science to Work
Research and other opportunities at NC State have helped Daniela Fontecha, a double major in physics and chemistry, discover a passion for using science to improve the environment.
$2 Million Grant from North Carolina Nonprofit Aids Study of Financial Health in Retirement
The Institute of Consumer Money Management (ICMM), a North Carolina-based nonprofit, announced a $2 million grant to three leading universities for studying the financial health of low- and moderate-income Americans who are near or in retirement. Robert Clark, professor at Poole College of Management, will be the principal investigator for the grant at NC State, focusing on understanding the changes in the standard of living for these families as they enter retirement and whether income declines can be moderated by financial literacy initiatives.
Planting A Seed
Funded through a public-private partnership, the Plant Sciences Building will ensure NC State remains at the forefront of plant sciences research for generations to come. More than 400 participants, including North Carolina agricultural leaders, university administrators, students, alumni and agricultural biotechnology company representatives, were in attendance for the ceremonial groundbreaking.
NC State’s Plant Sciences Building: What People Are Saying
Excitement is building as NC State University continues to raise the Plant Sciences Building, which will transform the university's leadership in plant sciences research. Here's what elected officials, leaders at NC State and leaders in North Carolina agriculture had to say about the official groundbreaking ceremony held Sept. 6.
Farmers talked. University leaders listened. And a revolution in how NC State approaches plant sciences has begun with the official groundbreaking for the Plant Sciences Building on Centennial Campus. The building, funded through a public-private partnership, will help make North Carolina the world's foremost hub for plant science innovation.
New $27 Million Grant to Focus on the Future of Biomanufacturing
A new 5-year project led by NC State will sponsor an international collaborative research and training program in biomanufacturing science and technology. The effort — funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation — focuses on the next generation of biopharmaceutical manufacturing, a rapidly evolving industry sector critical to grant global access to powerful new biotherapeutics for treating a wide range of chronic and potentially lethal diseases. Ruben Carbonell, Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and principal investigator on the grant, said that the project will have significant global impact.
Eastman Expands Partnership with NC State
Since 2012, support from Eastman Chemical Company has spanned 11 academic departments and funded 86 research projects that benefit NC State students and faculty while advancing innovation. The company, which also has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in graduate student recruitment, undergraduate ambassadors, student organizations, events and lectures, is renewing its commitment to the university.
The Impact of Mentorship During a Summer Research Experience with Nithin Gupta
Nithin Gupta, a senior majoring in genetics, is spending his summer on a research project focused on developing organoids that could revolutionize how we approach dealing with potential side-effects in medical treatments. His mentors include Jorge Piedrahita, professor of translational medicine and director of the Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI), and Kathryn Polkoff, a second-year Ph.D. student and graduate research assistant at the CMI. The University's Greatest Needs Fund helps support extraordinary undergraduate research experiences like Gupta's.
Finding a Better Way for Zora
Dick and Donna Johnson came to NC State Veterinary Hospital after their dog Zora was diagnosed with cancer. Zora's NC State medical team, led by Tracy Gieger and Michael Nolan, came up with a treatment plan that allowed the family to enjoy more time with her. To show their appreciation, the Johnsons have made a gift to the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Radiation Oncology Research Fund, which supports work to advance the science of cancer treatment.