In the Driver’s Seat
NC State alumnus Josh Whiton rides the cutting edge of entrepreneurship, launching one business that uses Web technology to track buses in real time and another that's introducing drivers to the power of high-performance electric vehicles. Hear about his road to success at this week's Entrepreneurs' Lecture Series.
Charting NC’s Economic Future
With the economy on everyone's mind, NC State's Mike Walden has created a monthly index that forecasts how North Carolina's economy will perform over the next four to six months. Walden is a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at NC State.
Glad to the Bone
A Siberian husky with a missing foot will get his first chance to run in the snow thanks to a custom-made prosthetic from NC State. Dr. Denis Marcellin-Little, professor of orthopedic surgery, and a team of NC State engineers and surgeons are providing him a custom-made, osseointegrated implant that will replace a faulty wrist joint and front paw.
Fire It Up
The basketball is in your hands, the score is tied and time's running out. You're about 10 feet away from the basket on the right side of the court, just outside the free-throw lane. Before the clock hits 0:00, check out new research from NC State engineers that shows whether a direct shot or a bank shot has a better chance of scoring your team a postgame victory celebration.
A Legacy of Service
A former state Extension Service director, a textiles industry leader and the president of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation received the prestigious Watauga Medal for distinguished service to NC State at the university's Founders' Day dinner, held Monday, March 7.
A documentary by Will Lamb ('11), featuring members of the Wolfpack family rallying together in support of NC State's GLBT students, faculty, staff and alumni, has drawn international attention while helping to shed light on change and acceptance blossoming across campus.
The French Connection
Like many prospective engineers, Quentin Vermont is here in part to broaden his job prospects. But unlike most other engineers on campus, Vermont is pursuing a degree from the France-based SKEMA Business School, which opened its first U.S. campus at NC State last month.
A Presidential Pat on the Back
Robert Allen, a graduate of an NC Solar Center training program was thrust into the international spotlight during President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, thanks to his success in reinventing his family's struggling roofing business through the emphasis of solar roofing and energy conservation products and services.
Serving Through Art and Design
When Shelley Smith graduates in May, she'll leave NC State with more than a degree. The Caldwell Fellow has gained valuable (and challenging) experience building an art program for at-risk youth during her time on campus.
Student Media Makes Headlines
2010 was a banner year for NC State's newspaper, radio, yearbook and literary magazine student staffs, which racked up a bevy of national awards for their efforts. In addition, Windhover - NC State's literary and visual arts magazine - and the Agromeck yearbook have been named finalists for 2011 Crown Awards.