125 Years: Growing a People's University
It started with a group of Raleigh men bemoaning the state of the economy in North Carolina. After they joined forces with a firebrand agricultural reformer, nothing could stop them, and what resulted was the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts.
A Challenge for the Chief
Gen. Ray Odierno ’86 MS, the Army’s chief of staff, may be facing the challenge of his career as he looks for ways to reduce the Army’s size while maintaining its strength.
Seafood Science: NC State Brings Fish to Your Plate
The folks waiting in line to get fried flounder at N.C. restaurants don’t know it, but NC State researchers play a pivotal role in making fresh fish a menu item.
Meg Lowman figured out how to study the canopy of the rain forest, relying on ropes and construction walkways in the Amazon. Now, she’s facing another challenge—to make science accessible and relevant. She’s doing it as director of Raleigh’s new Nature Research Center.
Winter '11: Expert Witnesses
Across campus, NC State researchers use their knowledge of blow flies, skeletal remains, textile dyes and video games to advance forensic science, the application of scientific knowledge to physical evidence.
Fall '11: An Architect's Vision
Phil Freelon ’75 doesn’t just design buildings. He designs buildings that tell stories. His latest? The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Summer '11: Wide-Angle Lens
NC Filmmaker Mike DeGruy '75 headed to the Gulf Coast to document the ongoing damage from last year's oil spill. Discover his insight into the spill.
Spring '11: The Great Trivia Challenge
We enlisted Emmy-winning writer Greg Volk '03 to create a set of trivia questions that are certain to challenge even the most diehard Wolfpack fans.
Winter '10: A Springboard to Innovation
A new NC State program aims to fuel the economy
by giving entrepreneurial members of
the NC State community a little extra lift.
Autumn '10: 52 Things to Do Before You Graduate
When we heard freshmen would receive
a set of playing cards listing 54 things they
could at NC State to make the most of the
next four years, we knew we had to get alumni
in the game.
Summer '10: Following His Star
For incoming Alumni Association Executive Director
Benny Suggs '69 it’s all about doing the right thing
and having fun along the way.
Spring '10: Settling In
NC State’s 14th chancellor prepares
to take his place.
Winter '09: One of the Family
Need an MRI? Or a bone marrow transplant?
More than ever, the type of medicine practiced
at NC State’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital is
comparable to what’s available to humans.
People’s devotion to their pets is driving the change.
Autumn '09: Taking a Hard Look
The resignations of three top university officials
have prompted questions in the NC State
community about what went wrong.
Summer '09: Tumult at the Top
NC State’s top two academic officers—
Chancellor James L. Oblinger and Provost
Larry Nielsen—have resigned, and McQueen
Campbell '93 has stepped down as chair of
the NC State Board of Trustees.
Spring '09: Between the President and the Press
Robert Gibbs '92 on the hot seat as President
Barack Obama's press secretary, one of the most
visible jobs in the world.
Winter '08: The Trying Path to Prevention
Two NC State scientists think they’ve
found the best way to make a vaccine
against dengue fever. Will their work
ever make it to market?
Autumn '08: The New and Improved NC State
Eight years and some 50 construction
projects later, campus has been
transformed by the 2000 Higher
Summer '08: Finishing What They Started
More NC State students are graduating
within six years than ever. Here’s what
has changed—and what will keep the
Spring '08: Talking Trash
Tap into the hidden potential of your
garbage pail. Unlock the mysteries of
your sewer pipes. Marvel at the filthy,
fascinating truth about waste. Read our
guide to garbage, and trash day will
never be the same.
Winter '07: Eyes on the Prize
Rajendra K. Pachauri ‘72 MS, ‘74 Ph.D.
chairs the U.N. committee that shared
the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al
Gore for its work on climate change.
He hopes the award will inspire action
that will aid the planet.
Autumn '07: International Influence
Attracting the best graduate students
boosts NC State’s reputation as a
research institution. In technology
and sciences, that often means luring
foreign students, particularly from
India and China. But in an age of global competition,
can the university keep them coming?
Summer '07: Basic Training
The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are
forcing the Army to change how it
approaches training and combat. As
the No. 2 officer at U.S. Army Training
and Doctrine Command, Lt. Gen. Thomas
Metz ‘80 MSE is helping shape the way soldiers fight.
Spring '07: Heart and Soul
In her own inimitable style, women's
basketball coach Kay Yow discusses
her career, her faith and her battle
against breast cancer.
Winter '06: Goodbye Greek Court
Fraternities and sororities are celebrating
a plan to knock down the much-maligned
houses at Greek Court as a means to
rebuild their campus headquarters—and
right their relationship with the university.
Autumn '06: All Alone Together
Fifty years ago, four freshmen unlike
any others at NC State started their
engineering studies. They were black.
The four didn’t face protests or death
threats like black students at other
Southern schools. But they weren’t always welcomed
with open arms.
Summer '06: Fire in the Rainforest
On the youngest island in the world’s
most remote archipelago, an erupting
volcano puts an endangered Hawaiian
rain forest at risk. National Park Service
firefighter Greg Funderburk ’95 and his
colleagues are dedicated to the dangerous task of
ensuring its survival.
Spring '06: The Brickyard Revealed
For decades, NC State students have
crossed the Brickyard on the way to
class. It was the scene of celebrations
during the Wolfpack's 1983 run to a
national championship in men's
basketball. But why was it built? Who designed it?
And is there really a nuclear reactor buried underneath?
Winter '05: In His Shoes
Guy Marshall ‘90 has shaped the
renaissance of The Frye Co., the
oldest continuously operating shoe
company in the U.S. But the fickle
tastes of fashionistas can quickly
turn the trendy into the tired. Can this former
basketball shoe designer sustain the hip brand’s
Autumn '05: Blood from a Stone
NC State paleontologist Mary Schweitzer
found something surprising when she
dissolved a 65 million-year-old
Tyrannosaurus rex fossil. Her find could
answer questions that have perplexed
generations of scientists—and revolutionize
the way we all look at dinosaurs.
A Library for the Future
A robot retrieves most of the books. A video lab allows professors and students to recreate anything from the bridge of a Navy ship to a 17th century cathedral. Discover the new James B. Hunt Library on Centennial Campus.