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Apr 24, 2011

Thinking Big

Pete Geisen graduated from NC State with a business degree and a job running his own nanotechnology company. Find out how NC State's focus on entrepreneurship boosts the economy and pays big dividends for students who think big. 

Apr 21, 2011

Earth Day: Global Research Challenges

For more than 40 years, Earth Day has been a call to arms to appreciate and protect our natural environment. In order to accomplish that mission, we must first understand the challenges threatening our environmental health and sustainability. 

Mar 16, 2011

Fire It Up

The basketball is in your hands, the score is tied and time's running out. You're about 10 feet away from the basket on the right side of the court, just outside the free-throw lane. Before the clock hits 0:00, check out new research from NC State engineers that shows whether a direct shot or a bank shot has a better chance of scoring your team a postgame victory celebration. 

Feb 21, 2011

All-Around Champions

Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford announced Friday that three NC State student-athletes, including senior gymnast Brittany Vontz, have been selected to receive the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award, given to student-athletes who have performed with distinction in competition, in the classroom and in the community. 

Feb 17, 2011

The French Connection

Like many prospective engineers, Quentin Vermont is here in part to broaden his job prospects. But unlike most other engineers on campus, Vermont is pursuing a degree from the France-based SKEMA Business School, which opened its first U.S. campus at NC State last month. 

Feb 14, 2011

All In

On the first day prospective NC State students could commit to making our campus their future home, Reeves Thompson wasted no time in saying yes - becoming one of the first members of the Class of 2015 to officially join the Wolfpack family. 

Jan 28, 2011

All Hail the King

On Jan. 21, eleven of the College of Engineering's most talented students sang, danced and unicycled their way across the Stewart Theatre stage in a quest to become 'Mr. Engineer,' all while raising money for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. 

Jan 27, 2011

A Presidential Pat on the Back

Robert Allen, a graduate of an NC Solar Center training program was thrust into the international spotlight during President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, thanks to his success in reinventing his family's struggling roofing business through the emphasis of solar roofing and energy conservation products and services. 

Dec 21, 2010

Generosity Unrivaled

NC State chancellor Randy Woodson announced Friday, Dec. 17, that the university has received the largest gift in its history - $40 million - from Lonnie and Carol Johnson Poole. The substantial part of their contribution, $37 million, funds an endowment to support and name NC State's College of Management. 

Nov 23, 2010

Giving Thanks

Omar Acosta ('14) has dreamed of being a doctor since he was a child. As he began to narrow down his college choices, NC State moved to the top of the list - despite not having a medical school on campus. Now, Acosta says, he's on course to realize his dream - thanks to the university's unique interdisciplinary approach to education and the overwhelming support offered to Bone Scholars like himself.