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Jan 5, 2010

NC State Listed as Top 10 Value By Three Major Rankings

North Carolina State University was listed as the 10th best value among public universities by Kiplinger earlier this week, showing that NC State provides an excellent education at an affordable price. Kiplinger is the third prominent list of university rankings to place NC State in the top 10 for value in the past year. 

Dec 17, 2009

NC State’s Todd Klaenhammer Named AAAS Fellow

Dr. Todd R. Klaenhammer of Raleigh, a North Carolina State University Distinguished University Professor and William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences, the Department of Microbiology and the Department of Genetics, has been elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 

Nov 24, 2009

Nobel Laureate to Deliver Fall Commencement Address at NC State

Nobel Prize winner and NC State alumnus Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, a worldwide leader in the study of climate change, will deliver NC State‘s commencement address on Saturday, Dec. 19, at the RBC Center in Raleigh. The commencement ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. During the ceremony, Chancellor James Woodward will confer honorary degrees on behalf of… 

Nov 19, 2009

NC State’s Beichner Receives National, Statewide Teaching Awards

It’s been a busy month for Dr. Robert Beichner, professor of physics and director of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Initiative at North Carolina State University. Cementing his reputation as an innovative instructor, Beichner on Thursday was named North Carolina Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of… 

Sep 24, 2009

DeSimone Receives NIH Pioneer Award

Dr. Joseph M. DeSimone, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University and Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pioneer Award, one of only 18 such honors handed out this year. The… 

Jul 13, 2009

NC State Engineer Wins Presidential Award for Excellence

The White House has announced that Dr. Laura Bottomley, director of K-12 Engineering Outreach Programs at North Carolina State University, has won a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. The awards honor the crucial role that mentoring plays in the academic and personal development of students studying science or engineering and… 

Jun 17, 2009

NC State Faculty Receive Fulbright Scholar Awards

Three North Carolina State University faculty members have been chosen to participate in the Fulbright Scholars Program to teach and study abroad in the 2009-2010 academic year. Each year Fulbright grants are awarded to researchers, teachers and administrators of universities around the world. The grants allow for up to one year of research abroad at… 

Apr 29, 2009

NC State’s John Kessel Wins Nebula Award for ‘Pride and Prometheus’

As a fledgling science fiction author in the early 1980s, John Kessel got a boost when he won the prestigious Nebula Award for science fiction and fantasy writing. Twenty-six years and eight nominations later, the North Carolina State University English professor has done it again – taking home one of the most highly esteemed awards… 

Apr 15, 2009

NC State’s Atkinson Wins UNC System Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Maxine P. Atkinson, professor of sociology and head of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at North Carolina State University, has been honored with an Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Board of Governors. One educator from each UNC system campus wins the award, which comes with a… 

Mar 27, 2009

NC State Announces Caldwell Fellows Class of 2012

The Caldwell Fellows program – North Carolina State University’s oldest university-wide merit scholarship program – has selected 21 first-year students for its Class of 2012. Click here to read more about these students, who join 81 other current Caldwell Fellows. The newest Caldwell Fellows were selected from a pool of 192 applicants and 45 finalists.…