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Savannah Tabor, dressed in NC State red graduation gown, leans against large boulders on Fort Macon Beach. The Atlantic Ocean and waves can be seen behind her.

May 3, 2024

Savannah Tabor surprises herself with her determination

Tabor, a Pamlico County native, worked more than 20 hours per week while a full-time student in Havelock. 

JaiShaun Boyd, left, holds SciBridge project. He is with two other students in a lab.

May 1, 2024

JaiShaun Boyd did everything he could to make the most of his time at NC State

Working through grief after losing his older brother, he started to pursue opportunities that led him to his next stop: graduate school in Oregon. 

The NC State NSBE chapter pose after winning two awards. Jenni Mangala, center left, and Bryan Washington, center right, hold the awards.

Apr 30, 2024

NC State chapter of National Society of Black Engineers wins Chapter of the Year awards

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) chapter at NC State University won two chapter awards this year at the 50th annual NSBE Convention held March 20-24 in Atlanta. Forty-seven NC State students attended, the highest number ever for the chapter. 

Kaia Spero, dressed in a red graduation gown and white dress, strikes a celebratory pose in front of brick building with columns.

Apr 30, 2024

A little too busy, but a fun four years

Kaia Spero, mechanical engineering ‘24, took full advantage of the academic and social opportunities at a large ACC school. 

Manny Valbuena Peña listens to a speaker along with other students. Speaker is out of frame to the right.

Apr 24, 2024

Manny Valbuena Peña pursues career that emphasizes the social side of sustainability

Growing up, Manny Valbuena Peña loved to be outside riding his bike, going on walks with his parents, and playing soccer with his dad. Almost every Sunday after church, his family would make a 40-minute drive to Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. 

Graduating students dressed in red caps and gowns sit together on the floor of the PNC Arena during a commencement ceremony. The mid and upper seating decks and event stage are visible in the background.

Apr 24, 2024

Class of 2024 moves forward to bright futures

Graduating COE students reflect on their time at NC State and share what’s next. 

The mostly glass windowed ABB building on Centennial Campus framed against a deep blue sky in the background and the outline of branches in the foreground.

Apr 1, 2024

Distinguished Professorship will be renamed to honor former ABB President and CEO Enrique Santacana

Enrique Santacana, PE, former president and CEO of ABB, will be recognized Tuesday, April 2, at the annual FREEDM Systems Center Research Symposium for his instrumental contributions to establishing the ABB Distinguished Professorships and other endowments at NC State. 

Ramon Sanchez

Dec 21, 2023

Ramon Sanchez knows no way but forward

Ramon Sanchez got through his undergraduate degree with what he calls hard-headedness. 

Minerva Bonilla is wearing a blue top while standing in front of green bushes.

Dec 12, 2023

Minerva Bonilla, Ph.D. ’23, is helping make our intersections safer

Bonilla, who graduated in August from NC State with her Ph.D. in construction and transportation engineering, likes to take on projects with tangible results, and especially those that make a positive impact on people’s lives.