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The NC State "Pack Pullers" pose as a group with their tractor.

Jun 11, 2024

International Champions: The Pack Pullers steer their way to victory

Peoria, Illinois is home to the annual American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) International Quarter Scale Tractor Competition. Teams from the US and Canada travel to compete each year. NC State’s student team, the Pack Pullers, has competed for 20 years. The team had only ever reached third place, until this year, when they were named overall champion. 

a woman holds a small bird in one hand while attaching a band to its leg with her other hand

Aug 23, 2023

The beauty of research

Whether photographing scientists at work in the field or offering insights into the microscopic structure of living things, research images convey aspects of the world we struggle to describe with words alone. The winners of the 2023 Envisioning Research contest showcase the scope of research being done at NC State. The contest is a collaborative effort… 

Team members at competition

Jul 27, 2023

NC Space Grant celebrates 2022-2023 awarded teams achievements

North Carolina Space Grant congratulates 11 student teams who competed in 2022-2023 NASA and related STEM competitions. The awarded teams diligently solved STEM challenges, such as launching and sustaining rockets thousands of feet in the air, or efficiently mining through simulated lunar matter. 

Left to right: Colin Lawler, Mallory Padgett and Nick Berinson holding their first place awards.

Feb 10, 2023

Sustainable transportation project wins at Engineering Design Day

NC State students’ optimization of the Wolfline bus system wins top honors. 

A microscopic view of salt crystals in soft dark blue light.

Aug 25, 2022

Researchers capture the beauty of our weird, wonderful world

Winners of the 2022 Envisioning Research contest help us understand, and appreciate, our world. 

MAE team SolarPack's car drives around the track.

Jul 19, 2022

SolarPack completes fastest lap in FSGP history

The NC State University solar car team, SolarPack, completed the fastest lap in the 30+ year history of the Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) competition earlier this month. Additionally, the team set record, completing the 2.5 mile lap in just over 3 minutes, after spending a mere fraction of the money that other teams spent on their vehicles. 

MAE Formula SAE team member sits in team car in pit lane.

Jul 15, 2022

Formula SAE closes out season in Pittsburgh

The Formula SAE team at NC State University has completed their 2022 competition season after returning from the Pittsburgh Shootout competition at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex over the weekend. 

NC State College of Engineering Formula SAE team poses for a group picture around their race car.

Jul 1, 2022

Formula SAE team places in top 10 during competition

NC State University’s Formula SAE team landed their second top 10 placement this year at the 2022 June Michigan FSAE competition at the Michigan International Speedway, where both the Internal combustion and Electric vehicles entered the competitions.  

The Pack Pullers team poses for a group photo.

Jun 29, 2022

Pack Pullers compete in the 2022 International Quarter-Scale Tractor Competition

Earlier this month, the NC State Pack Pullers traveled to Peoria, Illinois to compete in the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) 2022 Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition.This year marked the competition’s 25th anniversary and the return to an in-person event since the beginning of the pandemic.