NC State — An Engineering Powerhouse

Have you ever thought about the fact that most of everything you see in your day-to-day life was engineered at some point? Every man-made item that you see or interact with from computers, to toilets, to pencils was engineered to perform specific tasks or to make our lives easier. Engineering aims to improve society and raise mankind’s status quo. Here at North Carolina State University we do just that. We find solutions and we develop leaders. That’s why NC State has committed to providing its students with not only a competitive engineering education, but also an innovative and comfortable learning environment.

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The College of Engineering (COE) has over 9,000 students with 18 bachelor’s, 21 master’s, and 13 doctoral degree programs. Two-thirds of the COE has moved to NCSU’s fascinating Centennial Campus where you can also find the College of Textiles, the brand new Wolf Ridge apartment complex, and the renowned James B. Hunt Jr. Library which is ranked on Complex magazine’s Art&Design website as #11 for the “25 Coolest College Libraries.” All of the College’s recent developments have aimed at providing a foundation for an excellent overall engineering environment. Check out a few more fun facts about NC State engineering: Donald Bitzer, who is the co-inventor of the plasma screen display and who is widely regarded as the father of the PLATO computer system, is currently a Distinguished University Research Professor in the COE’s Computer Science department. Additionally, Dr. Alpert Bozkurt, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, recently led a team in developing the Biobot. NC State is also the only university in the country currently leading two active National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers, the ASSIST Center formed in 2012 and the FREEDM Systems Center formed in 2008. Find more exciting information about the College of Engineering here.

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