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Feb 21, 2024

Discover the Power of Design Thinking

Aspiring designers arrive at the College of Design with diverse dreams and leave prepared to bring the values of design thinking to their communities and careers. 

Portrait of Lesley-Ann Noel holding her recently published book, "Design Social Change."

Jan 18, 2024

Q&A: Lesley-Ann Noel on Her New Book, Design Social Change

Assistant Professor Lesley-Ann Noel’s recently-published book, titled “Design Social Change” was written as a guide for topics, mindsets and principles that designers can use to drive the way they think about change. We talked with Dr. Noel about the book’s mission and inspiration. 

Students with Professor Boone as part of the Just Communities Lab

Nov 30, 2023

New Just Communities Lab Advocates for Environmental Justice

Kofi Boone, a professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, has formed a new lab at NC State that uses design and planning as a tool to address environmental justice concerns. 

Ashtyn Thomas, Miss Lumbee 2023, looks over her shoulder at the camera while wearing the Miss Lumbee crown.

Nov 1, 2023

Representing an Amalgamation of Peoples

As Miss Lumbee 2023, first-year architecture student Ashtyn Thomas represents her people as an ambassador working to educate the North Carolina community and beyond about Lumbee pride and heritage. 

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Aug 23, 2023

NC State Named Finalist for 2023 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) named North Carolina State University a regional winner of the 2023 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Scholarship Award. As a winner, NC State will compete for the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship award, which will be announced in November.  The award recognizes the work of NC State’s Coastal… 

In episode 5 of Red Chair Chats, Chancellor Randy Woodson sits down with Kofi Boone, a distinguished professor of landscape architecture in NC State's College of Design.

Mar 8, 2023

Chancellor Woodson Talks Community and Design with Professor Kofi Boone

Chancellor Woodson and Professor Kofi Boone discuss landscape architecture and environmental justice in episode five of Red Chair Chats. 

Feb 28, 2023

Researchers, Students Map the Abstract

Two researchers in the College of Design use maps to visualize hows systems of oppression impact communities and neighborhoods across generations.  

Sean Coleman showing the back of his racing jacket with a Shell logo.

Feb 20, 2023

In the Driver’s Seat

Sean Coleman traces his career success back to the skills he learned in the NC State College of Design and the connections he made at the Shell Eco-Marathon in 2010. Learn about his work at Ford and check out his roadmap for the future. 

Saul Flores at a subway station in Brooklyn.

Feb 20, 2023

Walking the Walk

Saul Flores' memories of his 2010 journey from Ecuador to the United States are never far from his mind. Today, the NC State alumnus speaks on college campuses across the nation about his experiences tracing the "Walk of the Immigrants." 

Red fall leaves in focus with Talley Student Union in the distance.

Oct 31, 2022

NC State Announces Wolfpack Red and White Wines

Two new NC State wines officially join the university's licensed wine collection as part of an ongoing partnership with North Carolina wineries. 

Parker Mitchell and Noah Weaver pose in their grad caps and gowns

May 16, 2022

‘I Feel So Blessed’ — Meet #NCState22 Best Friends Parker and Noah

As part of our graduation video series, these elementary school friends reflect on how NC State brought them closer together. 

A computer screen shows different take-out containers with food inside.

May 9, 2022

Design Students Develop Compostable Take-Out Container Prototypes in Project Sponsored by Eastman

To combat packaging waste, NC State’s College of Design worked alongside Eastman to create food packaging with a new compostable material. 

A graphic shows scales, non-specific heads and dollar signs in green, red and purple.

Apr 22, 2022

Research Through an Equitable Lens

Recognizing the importance of a fair and just society, researchers at NC State prioritize equity in their diverse fields. 

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Apr 12, 2022

NC State Students Place 3rd in Stanford Design Challenge

Industrial Design Senior Lindsey Dotson is part of a winning team that designed an in-home mold detection device to help people maintain healthy homes. 

Children climbing on a tree.

Apr 7, 2022

Healthy Kids: No Batteries Required

In a journey of discovery spanning six decades, Robin Moore has explored the connections between human development and the natural world. His ideas may hold the key to raising healthy children in the digital age.