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The Engineering Place

May 2, 2024

Bottomley honored by Virginia Tech as an outstanding alumna

Laura Bottomley, director of NC State’s Engineering Education program, has been honored by Virginia Tech’s Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with induction into the department’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni. 

May 18, 2023

Four COE staff members win Engineering Awards for Excellence

Of this year’s 26 nominees, four College of Engineering (COE) staff members received Awards for Excellence during a live streamed, in-person ceremony on May 2 in Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) Room 135. 

Summer camp students participate in competition.

Dec 1, 2022

Summer on campus

At 9 a.m. on a July Wednesday, more than 70 middle school students filed into a classroom, waiting to be assigned the real-world problem they’d be solving that day. Clustered together, campers tackled complex problems like how to construct a moving boat or how to stop a viral outbreak. Using cardboard, aluminum foil, balloons and more, these campers were trying to solve some of the fundamental challenges in engineering. 

Students and faculty members from INES Ruhengeri and NC State pose for a group photo while flashing the NC State wolf sign.

Jul 28, 2022

IDEAS grant will expand COE study abroad program in Rwanda

The College of Engineering (COE) at NC State University was selected to receive funding support from the U.S. Department of State’s Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program. NC State is one of 44 colleges and universities across the United States that will use the IDEAS grants to create, expand and/or diversify American student mobility overseas in support of U.S. foreign policy goals. This U.S. government program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and supported in its implementation by World Learning. 

Elementary school campers make furniture from newspapers.

Mar 31, 2022

The Engineering Place’s summer camps invite students back for in-person learning

After two summers hosted virtually, The Engineering Place is welcoming students back for in-person camp experiences this summer. Applications for all programs are now open until April 8, 2022. 

Team members of the NCSU College of Engineering Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) pose together for a team picture.

Dec 17, 2021

COE Academic Affairs partners with Cristo Rey Research Triangle High School

Students at Cristo Rey Research Triangle High School (CRRTHS) are developing professional skills through their school’s Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP). The College of Engineering’s Office of Academic Affairs is serving as a workplace sponsor for eight such students in the 2021-22 school year. 


Nov 11, 2020

Summer K-12 engineering camps go virtual

When COVID-19 eliminated the 2020 in-person summer engineering camps held annually on the NC State campus, The Engineering Place (TEP) team quickly jumped into action and adapted the face-to-face summer engineering camps into online virtual camps. 

Apr 23, 2020

Faculty Highlights

Recent awards and honors extended to College of Engineering faculty members. 

Jan 6, 2020

Are working lightsabers possible? Is lightspeed real?

NC State College of Engineering professor Laura Bottomley answers questions about space travel and the feasibility of lightsabers in the Star Wars movies.