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Spring/Summer 2020

Online cover of Spring/Summer 2020 NC Stat Engineering Magazine

Apr 23, 2020

Spring/Summer 2020 NC State Engineering Magazine

During the Covid-19 pandemic, NC State has undertaken a number of measures that we elaborate on in this issue, and our feature story highlights examples of the outstanding work that our faculty, students and staff are doing in response to the urgent needs created by this pandemic. 

Dr. Louis Martin-Vega, dean of the College of Engineering

Apr 23, 2020

From the Dean

Like all of you, we are adjusting to the reality of life during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. During these very difficult times please be assured that the number one priority of NC State and our College is first and foremost the safety and health of our students, faculty and staff as well as the academic, professional and personal success of our undergraduate and graduate students. That’s why NC State has undertaken a number of measures with the well-being of the University community in mind. 

TJ Wrinkles and Trainer Lorraine (c. Darryl J Bautista/Feature Photo Service)

Apr 23, 2020

A Smarter Collar

Wearable data collection systems being developed in the College are empowering guide dog trainers and making a costly, time-consuming process more efficient 

Dr. Bastian J. Schroeder, of the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) at North Carolina State University, looks at a civil engineer project in the Teaching and visualization lab in the Hunt Library. Photo by Marc Hall

Apr 23, 2020

Our Challenges, Our Ideas

Working across disciplines, the College’s faculty members and students are collaborating to make progress in many vital areas of NSF's Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st century and its 10 Big Ideas. 

Researchers in an ASSIST Lab (Photo: Becky Kirkland)

Apr 23, 2020


Platforms developed in the Center for Advanced Self- Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) allow for a wide range of health applications. 

Cybersecurity graphic

Apr 23, 2020

Secure State

The Department of Computer Science is ramping up its research and education efforts in the area of cybersecurity to help meet a critical national need. 

Astronaut Christina Koch in space

Apr 23, 2020

Engineering alumna returns to Earth after historic flight

After a record-shattering 328 days, 13 hours and 58 minutes on the space station, with 5,248 orbits around the Earth and 139,053,992 miles traveled, Koch returned to her home planet on Feb. 6, a few days after celebrating her 41st birthday among the stars. 

aerial view of highway traffic

Apr 23, 2020

New center will focus on traffic congestion and mobility

New center is focused on the reduction of congestion and improvement in mobility and will be led by Dr. Billy Williams, in conjunction with his role as director of NC State’s Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE). 

wearable wrist device

Apr 23, 2020

‘Wristwatch’ monitors body chemistry to boost athletic performance, prevent injury

NC State researchers have developed a device the size of a wristwatch that can monitor an individual’s body chemistry to help improve athletic performance and identify potential health problems.