2017-2018 University Faculty Scholars Named
NC State’s 2017-2018 class of University Faculty Scholars was announced today. The 20 recipients represent early- and mid-career faculty dedicated to serving the university community and their respective fields through scholarship, research and engagement.
Faculty Score NSF Early-Career Awards
Five faculty researchers receive grants to support their groundbreaking work in areas ranging from ultrafast out-of-equilibrium phase transitions to the evolution of damage in polymer composites.
NC State Appears in Two National Diversity Rankings
NC State appears in the 2018 Forbes first-ever list of “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” and the 2018 Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Rankings for African-American graduates in engineering.
Nominations Open for Honorary Degrees
The Faculty Committee on Honorary Degrees at NC State invites nominations for recipients of honorary degrees. Honorary degrees represent one of NC State’s highest accolades for outstanding contributions to scholarship, creativity, leadership, and humanitarian or public service.
Grad Student Tyler Allen Lands on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List
Tyler Allen has been named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, which highlights visionaries in 20 different industries. Forbes singled him out for his research on how certain cancer and tumor cells exit the bloodstream to form new tumors…
Barrangou Wins NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences
Rodolphe Barrangou wins yet another prestigious award for his discovery of the genetic mechanisms and proteins driving CRISPR-Cas systems.
Faculty Inventors Honored
Two faculty members at NC State are being named fellows by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The new NAI fellows are Donald L. Bitzer, Distinguished University Research Professor of Computer Science, and William Ditto, professor of physics.
2017 Promoted and Tenured Faculty
Promotion or tenure mark significant milestones for the faculty at NC State. Promotion assigns a new rank for faculty members, and tenure acknowledges notable career accomplishments and promotes the academic freedom of the faculty.
NC State Ranks Top 20 in Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs
NC State has been ranked by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine as a “Top 25 Best Undergrad Programs for Entrepreneurs in 2018,” coming in at no. 19 on the list.
New Fund Supports Research Outside the Lab
A collaboration between the Provost’s Office and the Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development enables NC State to close a gap in research funding and support innovative work in multiple disciplines.