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  • In the News
    ENGINEERING FOUNDATION COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING NC STATE Print PDF 10MB IN THE NEWS Solving a big sanitation problem Civil engineering student Tate Rogers continues to draw attention for his gasoline powered earth auger invention that could help sanitation workers empty latrines in crowded developing cities Scientific American was the latest to report on his work which earned Rogers a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Rogers estimates the cost per latrine emptied to be less than 5 compared with 30 80 for current technologies WiFi that s 700 percent better PC World Engadget and WRAL covered NC State s remarkable WiFox a new software program that can be incorporated into existing WiFi networks and expedites data traffic in large audience environments improving data throughput by up to 700 percent The program developed by NC State computer science students and faculty acts like a traffic cop keeping the data traffic moving smoothly in both directions The research team tested the program on a real WiFi system in their lab which can handle up to 45 users They found that the more users on the system the more the new program improved data throughput performance Improvements ranged from 400 percent with approximately 25 users to 700 percent when there were around 45 users This translates to the WiFi system being able to respond to user requests an average of four times faster than a WiFi network that does not use WiFox A smart bandage that saves lives Popular Mechanics featured a bandage fabric treatment developed by NC State textile engineering students that could slow down blood loss from wounds and potentially save soldiers lives The treatment uses a chemical called tetraethyl orthosilicate that has properties similar to bloodflow slowing fiberglass at left in photo but without the damaging side effects

    Original URL path: http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/magazine/spring-summer2013/in-the-news.php (2014-03-17)
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  • Leaps and bounds
    with their College The NC State Engineering Foundation which organized the College event hopes to hold a second celebration within the next year The day began with mini events hosted by each of the engineering departments and the College s Minority Engineering Programs Each group planned a variety of activities including open houses and lunch Later in a session dubbed Classrooms Without Quizzes several top faculty members told alumni about their latest research The faculty Drs Greg Buckner Chris Frey Henry Lamb Elizabeth Loboa Michael Steer Laurie Williams and Richard Wysk hailed from a variety of engineering departments While alumni talked with faculty many of their children and grandchildren went to an Engineering Mini Camp There would be engineers designed LED flashlights with materials from a recycling bin and created air powered stomp rockets Following a tour at the end of the afternoon alumni mingled and enjoyed barbecue and a bluegrass band on the second floor of Engineering Building II The changes that have been made in a half century are astounding really said Raeford Eure a 1959 civil engineering alumnus who attended the event The way the school is growing all of this is pretty amazing Build the endowment Boost alumni participation Finish the move to Centennial Campus The goals of the NC State Engineering Foundation Board of Directors remain the same Only the leadership is changing In October Tom McPherson who holds two electrical engineering degrees from NC State took over as Foundation board president He replaces Frank Culberson a chemical engineering graduate who oversaw significant increases in alumni giving and participation The Foundation chartered in 1944 to secure private financial contributions to improve the College appoints a new president every two years The president leads an active board of more than 30 members who support faculty students and staff by raising funds and advocating for the College s interests Under Frank s outstanding leadership we re seeing more people give back to this College in a variety of ways McPherson said My goal is to keep those numbers moving in the same direction Among McPherson s objectives is continuing to build the College s endowment which still lags behind the endowments of many competitors in terms of the number of scholarships and professorships the College can offer to top students and faculty McPherson and the rest of the board want to see the College become the best public engineering school in the country and the way we re going to get there is to have the best students and the best faculty he said Culberson who remains on the board can point to a variety of accomplishments during his two years as president In 2011 12 gifts to the College increased 13 percent over the previous year Membership in the Dean s Circle leadership giving society awarded to donors who make at least 1 000 in gifts annually increased 38 percent during that time We re out there shaking the bushes Culberson said It s just a

    Original URL path: http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/magazine/spring-summer2013/leaps.php (2014-03-17)
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  • A Tradition of Giving
    J T Hooks Sr in front with basketball captained NC State s freshman basketball team in 1924 His son Jake Hooks below recently endowed a scholarship in his father s honor J T Hooks Sr wasn t a big guy 5 foot 6 Maybe 5 foot 7 But he was a heck of a basketball player And his love for NC State left an indelible impression on his son Hooks who was captain of NC State s 1924 freshman basketball team couldn t afford to stay in school so he left the university after one year But there was never any doubt that his son Jake Hooks would go to NC State His father s affection for the university and both his parents resolute insistence on the importance of a college education foretold his future among the Wolfpack The younger Hooks made the most of his NC State materials engineering degree rising to become a senior executive at Eaton Corp a Fortune 500 industrial machinery company In honor of his father Hooks recently endowed the Jacob T Hooks Sr Scholarship which will help talented materials science and engineering students pay for their educations First preference for the awards will go to students from the area around Fremont a small town east of Raleigh where both father and son grew up I know how much I struggled to pay for school and my dad could only afford to go for one year Hooks said Maybe this can help some deserving students go to State Before making the gift Hooks learned a few things about his father s NC State career The elder Hooks arrived on campus with an impressive basketball pedigree having scored more than 50 points in one high school game at a time when entire teams struggled to break

    Original URL path: http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/magazine/spring-summer2013/hooks.php (2014-03-17)
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  • Washington's way
    he remembers most are the people Faculty and administrators encouraged him Fellow students remain some of his best friends We not only worked together we played together We ate together We had a basketball team out of our lab Washington said of his classmates All those guys were at my wedding and I was at theirs Some of my fondest memories are of that tight knit group Those experiences helped shape Washington who earned three mechanical engineering degrees at NC State and went on to become a celebrated smart materials researcher In 2011 he took over as dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California at Irvine a top 40 engineering school You had to push the envelope at NC State he said And that gave me the intestinal fortitude to go elsewhere and be successful Washington grew up in Harlem NY but spent most of his teenage years in Raleigh His career began to take off as an undergraduate and master s student when he got the chance to work at NC State s giant Mars Mission Research Center His work helped earn him national recognition in 1990 when Ebony magazine named him one of the country s top 10 African American students also on the list was a Harvard Law School student named Barack Obama Four years later after some innovative research on ultra light structurally active antenna systems he became the first African American to earn a PhD from NC State in mechanical and aerospace engineering Along the way he forged tight bonds with the people around him Dr Larry Monteith who was dean of engineering and then the university s chancellor encouraged him to pursue his PhD Faculty including the late Dr Larry Clark a math professor and associate provost who

    Original URL path: http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/magazine/spring-summer2013/washington.php (2014-03-17)
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  • Giving plans
    to thrive at the university The NC State Engineering Foundation offers a wide range of planned giving options for prospective donors including charitable gift annuities remainder trusts and bequests Below are a few of the recent bequests gifts made to the College as part of a will or trust William Bill H and Barbara J Ailor Enhancement Fund for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering It was a simple decision for Dr Bill Ailor III and his wife Barbara A portion of their estate would go to NC State a university that produced many good memories and a tremendous education Bill Ailor remembers the day he met Barbara a fellow NC State graduate student who needed help carrying boxes to her apartment at the start of the semester He credits NC State with giving him the flexibility to find the major aerospace engineering that was the best fit for his interests He received bachelor s and master s degrees in the field in 1967 and 1969 respectively Today Ailor is an expert in space debris and reentry breakup and principal engineer for the Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies at the Aerospace Corporation in California He hopes the couple s gift which can be used to buy new equipment and support students and faculty encourages others to help the department that introduced him to his field His advice to alumni Make sure that the university that has been so important to you benefits from your work and success Dr J Michael and Donna W Rigsbee Distinguished Professorship in Materials Science and Engineering The Department of Materials Science and Engineering was very different in 1965 when Dr Michael Rigsbee began classes at NC State Among the biggest differences a different name Department of Mineral Industries and no Centennial Campus Today the department is growing quickly both in faculty and student population and in research scope and expenditures Now Rigsbee a professor of materials science and engineering and his wife Donna have made a gift that will help the department reward and retain quality faculty Our goal was to provide funds that can help professors achieve national and international recognition for their teaching research and professional service said Rigsbee who received his bachelor s master s and doctoral degrees from NC State and served as department head for 11 years The result An endowed professorship that will one day be used to bring a top faculty member in the field to NC State or convince one of the department s star researchers to stick around for a long time We want this gift to benefit the department for years in the future he said Kenneth E Watkins Enhancement Fund for Engineering Nuclear engineering alumnus Kenneth Watkins has been away from NC State since he graduated in 1971 but he remains a big supporter of the university That s because his NC State education helped him build a 30 year career in the nuclear engineering consulting field Today he is vice president of TransWare

    Original URL path: http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/magazine/spring-summer2013/plans.php (2014-03-17)
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  • Honoring a legend of nuclear engineering
    hundreds of science writers Koch elected to National Academy of Engineering Faculty highlights Engineers Day 30 years ago Did you know Q A IN THE NEWS NC State ENGINEERING FOUNDATION INC Leaps and bounds Hooks dreams Washington s way Giving plans Honoring a legend of nuclear engineering Scholarship to benefit Randolph County students New Foundation staff College honors distinguished alumni Join the Dean s Circle Give right BY THE NUMBERS WAYS TO GIVE ABOUT THE MAGAZINE MAGAZINE ARCHIVES NC STATE ENGINEERING FOUNDATION COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING NC STATE Print PDF 10MB FOUNDATIONS Donor Stories Honoring a legend of nuclear engineering The Dr Raymond L Murray bust The Department of Nuclear Engineering has unveiled a bust of the late Dr Raymond L Murray a pioneer of the atomic age and a leading figure in establishing NC State s nuclear engineering program The bust located in the north lobby of Burlington Nuclear Laboratories was unveiled at a reception and ceremony on Nov 19 Murray professor emeritus of nuclear engineering passed away in 2011 at the age of 91 Speakers at the event included four engineering alumni Drs Norman Banks G Lansing Blackshaw Thomas Hirons and Wilson Bill Leggett who donated funds for the

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  • Scholarship to benefit Randolph County students
    better way to install solar energy systems Engineering an expanded Panama Canal Easier cell sorting speedier research A partnership with Eastman Solving the bot problem in online games Similar organisms different stress reactions Hosting hundreds of science writers Koch elected to National Academy of Engineering Faculty highlights Engineers Day 30 years ago Did you know Q A IN THE NEWS NC State ENGINEERING FOUNDATION INC Leaps and bounds Hooks dreams Washington s way Giving plans Honoring a legend of nuclear engineering Scholarship to benefit Randolph County students New Foundation staff College honors distinguished alumni Join the Dean s Circle Give right BY THE NUMBERS WAYS TO GIVE ABOUT THE MAGAZINE MAGAZINE ARCHIVES NC STATE ENGINEERING FOUNDATION COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING NC STATE Print PDF 10MB FOUNDATIONS Donor Stories Scholarship to benefit Randolph County students Allen Jefferson Fuller Students from Randolph County NC are eligible for a new endowed scholarship that was recently established in the College The endowment gift from Frances Stalvey Fuller honors her late husband Allen Jefferson Fuller who graduated with honors from NC State in 1960 with a bachelor s degree in electrical engineering He passed away in 2009 The Allen Jefferson and Frances Stalvey Fuller Endowment will

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  • New Foundation staff
    Easier cell sorting speedier research A partnership with Eastman Solving the bot problem in online games Similar organisms different stress reactions Hosting hundreds of science writers Koch elected to National Academy of Engineering Faculty highlights Engineers Day 30 years ago Did you know Q A IN THE NEWS NC State ENGINEERING FOUNDATION INC Leaps and bounds Hooks dreams Washington s way Giving plans Honoring a legend of nuclear engineering Scholarship to benefit Randolph County students New Foundation staff College honors distinguished alumni Join the Dean s Circle Give right BY THE NUMBERS WAYS TO GIVE ABOUT THE MAGAZINE MAGAZINE ARCHIVES NC STATE ENGINEERING FOUNDATION COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING NC STATE Print PDF 10MB FOUNDATIONS New Foundation staff The NC State Engineering Foundation welcomes several new staff members Tasha Martin is the director of development for the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering She came to NC State in 2012 from the University of Florida where she served as director of development for the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering In that role she was responsible for major gift fundraising efforts and program development for the department She received a bachelor s degree in health care administration from the University of Central Florida in 1998 Katalina MacCabe joined the Foundation in 2012 as director of finance and operations She previously worked in the Aerospace Division of MIT s Lincoln Laboratory working closely with the Department of Defense on US Air Force initiatives Her unique engineering experience includes being a heavy equipment operating engineer and serving as operations manager for an infrared space surveillance telescope MacCabe holds bachelor s and master s degrees from Boston College and completed additional graduate coursework at MIT Margaret McEndarfer is the Foundation s administrative and business specialist Before joining the Foundation in

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