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Rhett and Link ride Segways at the College of Engineering at NC State University.

Jan 19, 2024

Comedy duo Rhett and Link bring the mythicality to commencement

Engineers find work in many fields: transportation, NASA — and YouTube. Alumni Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal combined their creative natures and engineering problem-solving skills to become Internetainers, as they call themselves. The duo, known professionally as Rhett and Link, own Mythical Entertainment and star in two award-winning daily YouTube shows, Good Mythical Morning and… 

Jan 19, 2024

Foundation year in review

The NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. led another successful fundraising year for the College of Engineering. 

Copper wolves on central campus.

Jan 19, 2024

Young alumni

Formed in 2018 by the NC State Engineering Foundation, the Young Alumni Advisory Board (YAAB) consists of NC State alumni who are fewer than 15 years post-graduation from their last degree earned. The program was created to encourage support from the growing population of College of Engineering young alumni, many of whom are thrilled to have a way to stay connected to the Wolfpack. 

President Deborah B. Young, CE ‘77, speaks to attendees during the College of Engineering 100th anninversary celebration in May 2023. A large LED screen is behind her showing an image of Fitts-Woolard Hall and the 100th anniversary logo designed for the College of Engineering.

Jan 19, 2024

From the board

Learn more about the work of the NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors. 

Color photo of howling wolf metal scuplture.

Jan 19, 2024

Lasting legacies

Naming a space in a College of Engineering building leaves a long-lasting mark. Generations of students, faculty members and staff members will be reminded of the generosity of donors who help make their research and educational experiences possible. 

A summertime daytime view of Fitts-Woolard Hall from The Oval on NC State's Centennial Campus. A large tree frames the picture on the left. Blue sky and white clouds frame the top of the background.

Jan 19, 2024

Engineering Mentorship Circles are back for 2024

Starting in January, the College of Engineering will bring alumni and students together for the College’s annual Engineering Interest Circles Program with a new name: Engineering Mentorship Circles (EMC). This is the first year the program will be offered in person as well as virtually to keep it as accessible as possible. 

Shelby Neal lifts weights during CrossFit competition.

Jan 19, 2024

Chemical engineering alumna is the 18th fittest woman in the world

Inhale belief, exhale doubt. That mantra helped Shelby Neal, engineer and CrossFit athlete, become one of the top-20 fittest women in the world. She finished 18th out of 40 women at the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games, the highest level of CrossFit competition. 

Ken Tate, left, with Tony McLean Brown.

Jan 19, 2024

Brown family makes transformational gift

Computer science alumnus and Hall of Fame inductee Tony McLean Brown and the Brown family recently made a $1 million pledge to the Department of Computer Science (CSC) to create a named distinguished professorship, a named graduate fellowship and a named undergraduate scholarship. 

Carla Savage, left, and Griff Bilbro with their children, Rebecca and Lucas.

Jan 19, 2024

Bilbro Faculty Senior Award honors student resilience

Griff Bilbro, who passed away in 2016, left a mark on hundreds of NC State University students, especially those in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), where he worked for 32 years.