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May 12, 2010

NC State University To Hold Commencement Ceremonies May 15

North Carolina State University will confer more than 4,500 degrees on graduating students during its spring commencement exercises, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 15, in the RBC Center in Raleigh. Media coverage is welcomed. Charlie Rose, Emmy award-winning journalist and host of the “Charlie Rose” show, will deliver the commencement address. 

May 12, 2010

Dr. Marie Davidian To Receive Holladay Medal

The North Carolina State University Board of Trustees will award the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence to Dr. Marie Davidian, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Statistics, in recognition of her outstanding career at NC State. The Holladay Medal is the highest honor bestowed on a faculty member by the… 

May 2, 2010

NC State’s Beichner Honored With UNC System Teaching Award

Dr. Robert J. Beichner, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor of Physics at North Carolina State University and founding director of the STEM Education Initiative, has been honored with an Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Board of Governors. 

Apr 27, 2010

Trudy Mackay Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Trudy F.C. Mackay of Raleigh, William Neal Reynolds and Distinguished University Professor of Genetics and Entomology at North Carolina State University, has been elected into the National Academy of Sciences, one of the world’s most important scientific societies. Mackay becomes the ninth current NC State faculty member to be elected into the august scientific society.… 

Apr 15, 2010

Charlie Rose Will Speak at NC State Spring Commencement

Charlie Rose, executive editor and anchor of the “Charlie Rose” show, will deliver NC State’s commencement address on Saturday, May 15, at the RBC Center in Raleigh. The commencement ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. The “Charlie Rose” show is a nightly, one-hour interview program that airs on PBS and Bloomberg and engages in one-on-one in-depth… 

Apr 8, 2010

Two NC State University Students Win Goldwater Scholarships

North Carolina State University undergraduates Nathan Bihlmeyer and Patrick Bowen, both of Wake Forest, N.C., have won prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year. Bihlmeyer and Bowen are among 278 recipients of the honor. They were selected from a field of 1,111 mathematics, science and engineering students who were nominated by the… 

Mar 15, 2010

NC State Engineer to Receive Army Award for Research Countering Roadside Bombs

A North Carolina State University engineer has received the U.S. Army Commander’s Award for Public Service for research that has helped American forces remotely counter roadside bombs, efforts that have saved hundreds of soldiers’ lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Mar 11, 2010

NC State Named Top 5 Green School in Southeast

North Carolina State University has been named one of the Top 5 Greenest Schools in the Southeast by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. The March issue recognizes NC State for its aggressive commitment to a more sustainable future. Backed by achievements in energy, transportation and academic programs, NC State’s balanced approach to sustainability helped garner the No. 4… 

Mar 3, 2010

NC State Selects Fifteenth Class of Park Scholars

North Carolina State University has named 53 Park Scholars for the Class of 2014.  Candidates were selected based on their potential in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. The Park Scholarship is valued at $80,000 for residents of North Carolina and $135,000 for students from other states. Brief biographies of the Class of… 

Feb 19, 2010

NC State Mathematician Receives Packard Award

Dr. Seth Sullivant, assistant professor of mathematics at North Carolina State University, has been awarded a prestigious Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering valued at $875,000 over five years. The Packard Fellowship is awarded by the David and Lucille Packard Foundation and supports creative researchers early in their careers. Sullivant is one of 16 recipients… 

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…