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Keep posted on what our department and its members are accomplishing on a daily basis.

Paying it forward

Posted on May 17, 2021 | Filed Under: Alumni

Ryan Unger, ECE ’20, received support from the Student Emergency Fund after losing his home and job in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, he was able to give $2,500 to help students facing similar struggles.

Smaller Chips Open Door to New RFID Applications

Posted on May 17, 2021 | Filed Under: Research

Researchers have made what is believed to be the smallest state-of-the-art RFID chip.

Finding Community through Shared Experiences

Posted on May 14, 2021 | Filed Under: Undergraduate Students

One of our newest alums—Keerthana Prasad—shares the challenges, opportunities, and community she found as a student in ECE as she reflects on her past and future path as she pursues a career with Caterpillar Inc in Illinois.

A Letter to the Graduates: Stepping Boldly Into a Better Future

Posted on May 14, 2021 | Filed Under: Undergraduate Students

Meet Grace Maddocks, one of ECE’s newest graduates and Ph.D. students as she looks towards the future and the great responsibilities of the newest class of engineers.

Britanya Wright Selected as Student Speaker for University Commencement

Posted on May 12, 2021 | Filed Under: Undergraduate Students

ECE student, Ambassador, and Goodnight Scholar Britanya Wright chosen as one of the two student speakers for the Spring 2021 University Commencement.

Nine ECE Students Among Latest Goodnight Scholars Cohort

Posted on May 11, 2021 | Filed Under: Undergraduate Students

The Goodnight Scholars Program at NC State revealed the 75 recipients from 34 NC counties selected for its new traditional and transfer cohorts—with nine of those excelling students choosing to major in ECE.

Local Company with ECE Roots Donates Innovative Face Masks for Commencement

Posted on May 10, 2021 | Filed Under: Alumni

For spring commencement, a local entrepreneur from NC State ECE is donating thousands of masks using material created at NC State.

Tang, Zhou, and Ricketts are Recipients of ECE Faculty Awards

Posted on May 7, 2021 | Filed Under: Faculty

ECE is proud to announce that Wenyuan Tang, Huiyang Zhou, and David Ricketts are the 2021 recipients of the Departmental Faculty Awards — the Bennet Faculty Fellow Award and the William F. Lane Outstanding Teaching Award.

Model Could Create Hurricane Forecasts up to 18 Months in Advance

Posted on May 3, 2021 | Filed Under: Research

A new model from ECE and MEAS incorporates machine learning and could enable longer-range hurricane forecasts–up to 18 months in advance.

Recent Kolbas gift supports ECE students academically and socially

Posted on April 29, 2021 | Filed Under: News

A posthumous gift from longtime professor and department head Robert Kolbas continues his legacy of supporting students in and out of the classroom.

Triangle area ranked second-best place in country to live in new U.S. News & World Report

Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill are known for their research/technology roots and collegiate rivalries. This tri-city region (known as the Triangle) is luring new residents every day with strong job growth and a high quality of life.

Posted on July 13, 2021

Alumnus Appointed to Board of Trustees

NC State’s Board of Trustees welcomes three new members including Timothy Humphrey. Humphrey is a 1996 graduate of NC State with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering. He is a member of the NC State Electrical and Computer Engineering Hall of Fame. Humphrey serves as vice president of the IBM Chief Data Office, senior state executive for IBM in North Carolina and senior location executive for IBM in Research Triangle Park.

Posted on July 8, 2021

Bandodkar: Innovators Under 35

Amay Bandodkar’s lightweight sensors could make wearable tech more useful and practical.

Posted on June 30, 2021

Harnessing the Wild Power of AI Image Generation

A new AI method (nicknamed “LostGANs”) creates and retains a background image, while also creating figures that are consistent from picture to picture, but show change or movement.

Posted on June 16, 2021

Garner man ‘walks’ to the ends of the Earth

24,901.6 miles: That’s the distance of the equator of the earth, and Jerry Healy (EE 1969) of Garner has one more mile to go before reaching it!

Posted on June 1, 2021

Will We Ever Be Able to ‘Talk’ With Our Pets?

“We are definitely in a new era where we have new tools to achieve a more conscious and efficient communication with our pets and working animals,” explains NC State’s Alper Bozkurt.

Posted on May 31, 2021

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