To the Stars
Since childhood, Christina Hammock Koch has wanted to be an astronaut. After following her own path, the NC State alumna has done it.
Here’s to Harrelson
For more than 50 years, Harrelson Hall has loomed over the Brickyard like a flying saucer on stilts. Now the campus says goodbye to NC State's best-known oddity.
In 21 rural schools around North Carolina, recent NC State graduates are helping high school juniors and seniors make the leap to college. Meet the College Advising Corps.
Pack Impacts, Off the Track
NC State grads are a big part of the off-track machinery that drives NASCAR. From the marketing and public-relations departments of racing teams to the NASCAR Hall of Fame itself, they shape the way fans follow the sport today and will remember it tomorrow.
A Leader in Licensing Research
As a land-grant university, NC State focuses on sharing its work. That focus has always served North Carolina, and it’s having a broader impact, too. The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) recently ranked NC State a national leader in licensing and optioning research to the private sector.
Durham architect Phil Freelon designs buildings that tell stories — and unite communities. Since graduating from the NC State College of Design in 1975, Freelon has emerged as a go-to architect for structures that honor history and inspire the public, without sacrificing functionality.
A burgeoning beer business is brewing in North Carolina — and NC State is supporting it with innovative brewing techniques, hands-on training for future brewers and a project to jumpstart hops production in the state.
Student Raises Funds for Robotic Arm
Despite a neuromuscular disease, English major Kevin Schaefer has developed a strong voice in the English department and in campus student media circles. He's raising funds for a tool that would give him new capabilities.
Re-creating ‘A Creative Protest’
No recording of Martin Luther King's "Fill Up the Jails" sermon exists. A group of digital humanities researchers is working to resurrect it using immersive digital tools and the Hunt Library.
The Best of the Pack
At NC State, 2014 opened with a presidential visit and closed with record-high levels of research funding and donor support. Between those bookends lay a year of highlights: new public-private partnerships to tackle global challenges, problem-solving faculty research, athletic success at the conference and national levels, and more.