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Pippin Payne makes presentation.

Oct 24, 2019

Brewing up a sustainable cup

A student team develops a coffee filtration system that processes wastewater into clean water and fertilizer and is recognized in a global engineering competition. 

The five team members are (clockwise): Silvana Alfieri, a senior double-majoring in environmental engineering and environmental policy; Kevin Duke, a junior majoring in civil engineering; Rachel Figard, a junior majoring in industrial and systems engineering; Grant Jordan, a senior majoring in industrial and systems engineering; and Pippin Payne, a senior double-majoring in mechanical engineering and religious studies.

Sep 26, 2019

Student team places second at Global Grand Challenges Summit

A team of NC State engineering students with a goal of making your morning cup of joe more sustainable finished second in a business plan competition at the National Academy of Engineering’s 2019 Global Grand Challenges Summit in London. 

Dome of United States Capitol

Apr 26, 2019

Washington DC internship program introduces students to politics

Many engineering students never consider a future career in politics or public policy, even though their expertise can often be critical. A new seven-week Washington D.C. internship program piloted by Dean Louis Martin-Vega and John English, engineering dean at the University of Arkansas, aims to change that. 

2018 College of Engineering Homecoming Celebration

Apr 26, 2019

College homecoming draws engineering alumni to campus

At the College of Engineering’s annual homecoming program Nov. 2, alumni got a unique — if unscheduled — view of the ongoing construction of Fitts-Woolard Hall, which is expected to be completed in 2020. 

Aug 9, 2018

NC State Engineering Online earns top spots in 2018 online master’s degree rankings

Five NC State Engineering Online programs secured top spots in this year’s online master’s degree rankings published by Best College Reviews. 

Member of NC State chapter of Engineers Without Border with children in Sierra Leone

May 2, 2018

Students return to Sierra Leone to finish what they started

For more than 30 years, the Dele Village Learning Center in Lower Allentown has provided an education for hundreds of children in the growing community outside Sierra Leone’s capital. And for years, the school has struggled to provide affordable clean water for its students and staff. 

Wolf Hands

May 2, 2018

Outstanding seniors recognized at annual event

The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University presented outstanding senior awards in four categories to exceptional students during a ceremony on April 24. 

water streaming from a faucet

Apr 17, 2018

Finding GenX

While searching for sources of bromide in the Cape Fear River watershed nearly five years ago, NC State environmental engineer Detlef Knappe and his team found more than they were looking for: high concentrations of a number of unexpected industrial chemicals in drinking water, including one — GenX — that has entered the popular vernacular in North Carolina. 

(left to right) Allen Zheng (Ph.D., 2002), Christopher Frey and Joshua Fu (Ph.D., 2000)

Feb 20, 2018

Frey’s collaborations with former Ph.D. students lead to international air quality solutions

Dr. H. Christopher Frey, the Glenn E. Futrell Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at NC State, continues to collaborate on air quality research and education with several of his former Ph.D. students. Most recently this was evidenced at the Fifth International Symposium on Regional Air Quality Management in Rapidly Developing Economic Regions (5RAQM), held in Guangzhou, China, in November.