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Feb 5, 2021

NC State Alumnus Leads Development of the First Rapid At-Home Test-Kit for COVID-19

Frankie Myers, director of engineering at Lucira Health, led the design and development of the first at-home rapid COVID-19 test kit. 

Gregory Washington on the campus of George Mason University.

Feb 4, 2021

Emanating Leadership

Gregory Washington traces his pioneering path in academia to NC State, where he earned three degrees and worked to advance racial equity. 

A view of the Belltower in spring as seen through an arch of bricks.

Feb 1, 2021

Celebrating Black Alumni

Meet six extraordinary Black alumni from across the decades who found their place at NC State — and in the world. 

NC State alumna and astronaut Christina Koch

Nov 19, 2020

NASA Astronaut Christina Koch to Deliver NC State Commencement Address

NASA astronaut and NC State alumna Christina H. Koch is the featured speaker at NC State's first ever virtual commencement. 

NASA astronaut Christina Koch is helped out of the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft.

Nov 19, 2020

Launching the Next Generation

NASA astronaut Christina Koch, a three-time graduate of NC State, knows how to thrive working from home, which she did flawlessly during a record-breaking 328 days in space. She'll share her message of how NC State helped prepare her to become NASA's most accomplished female astronaut on Dec. 4 as the featured speaker at the university's first virtual commencement. 

Ritika Shamdasani and her sister Niki, walk on a runway at a Sani fashion show.

Jun 17, 2020

Guiding Young Businesses to Success

With experiential learning programs and funding opportunities, NC State Entrepreneurship helps students turn their ideas into reality. 

Close-up of wolf statue head at NC State

Mar 16, 2020

NC State Makes Strong Showing on ‘Power 100’ List

Chancellor Randy Woodson and a number of NC State alumni land spots on Business North Carolina’s “Power 100” list, which highlights the state's most influential business leaders. 

Group of Watauga Medal winners giving Wolfpack sign at dinner event.

Mar 12, 2020

Meet the 2020 Watauga Medal Winners

Three alumni receive NC State's highest nonacademic honor for their decades of service to the university. 

Bob Jordan shakes hand of another trustee with Chancellor Woodson looking on.

Feb 18, 2020

In Memoriam: Bob Jordan

Alumnus Bob Jordan, who served North Carolina as a public official and business leader, died at his home Sunday, surrounded by family. Jordan is remembered for his unwavering support of NC State for more than 60 years. 

headshot of Karami with black background.

Jan 10, 2020

Mideast Tragedy Claims Alumna

An NC State alumna returning home after visiting family in Tehran is among the 176 passengers and crew killed in the crash of a Ukrainian airliner. 

NC State alumna and astronaut Christina Koch

Aug 22, 2019

Astronaut and Alumna to Hold Live Video Q&A From Space

Christina Koch will talk with students through a live video downlink on Friday, Aug. 30. Catch all the action at Talley Student Union. 

A man pats an ostrich behind a fence

Aug 12, 2019

Creature Care: Veterinary Medicine at the N.C. Zoo

NC State graduate Jb Minter cares for more than 400 species of animals at the world's largest natural-habitat zoo. 

Phil Freelon with scale model of an architectural project.

Jul 9, 2019

Acclaimed Architect Phil Freelon Dies

The NC State alumnus led the team that designed the Smithsonian Institution’s $540 million National Museum of African American History and Culture in the nation's capital. 

Image of entrance to veterinary medicine college

Jun 19, 2019

Business Icon Wordsworth Supports NC State Veterinary Medicine

Alumnus Jerry Wordsworth supports the Think and Do the Extraordinary campaign with a gift to the College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Statue of Gen. William Lee in front of his family home.

Jun 5, 2019

Rendezvous With History

NC State alum William Carey Lee, 'Father of the U.S. Airborne,' trained the elite paratroopers dropped behind German lines during the Allied invasion of Europe on D-Day. A museum in Dunn, North Carolina, honors his life, service and athletic accomplishments at NC State.