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Author: NC State News

Jan 10, 2022

Problem-Solving for Prototyping 

Associate Professor Anne Porterfield first discovered her passion for 3-D design in the theater world. Now, she’s an expert in 3-D apparel design software. 

Lewis Sheats interviews Lindsay Wrege and Michael Evans

Jan 4, 2022

Startup Stories: 321 Coffee

Individuals with disabilities tend to see a drop-off in career opportunities and support following high school graduation. Lewis Sheats, assistant vice provost of entrepreneurship, sits down with the founders of 321 Coffee, Lindsay Wrege and Michael Evans, to discuss how to provide employees with disabilities a meaningful way to contribute to society. 

Gary Beckman

Jan 3, 2022

Shaping How We Train Arts Entrepreneurs

Gary Beckman, a teaching professor in the Department of Music and director of entrepreneurial studies in the arts, has written a textbook — The New Arts Entrepreneur — for arts students from all disciplines who want to learn the skills to build and sustain arts-related ventures. 

Prasad Joshi Portrait over blueprint graphics

Dec 20, 2021

Learning Beyond the Classroom: An Alumnus Celebrates a Patent Award Milestone

Prasad Joshi is a 2018 graduate from the Master of Industrial Design program at the College of Design, and was recently awarded a patent along with fellow student Charity Kirk for their work on a bassinet design. He shared his experiences with applying an interdisciplinary approach to a new design, the importance of collaboration and how a student project became a patented product. 

Dec 15, 2021

Sweat-Powered Wearable Sensors Land NC State Researcher on Newsweek’s Inaugural “Greatest Disruptors” List

Amay J. Bandodkar, whose work focuses on self-powered wearable sensors for health monitoring, was named to Newsweek’s inaugural “America’s 50 Greatest Disruptors” list. Bandodkar is an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University with an affiliation to the ASSIST Center and the department of Biomedical Engineering. Newsweek’s list identifies visionaries… 

Nov 16, 2021

Pushing Frontiers: Boris Zhukov’s Business is About More Than Just Helping Consumers and Dealers to Buy and Sell Cars

When Poole College alum Boris Zhukov launched LetYouKnow, Inc. (LetYouKnow) in 2019, it was the culmination of years of hard work. 

Emma Grace Barnes

Nov 16, 2021

Park Scholar Emma Grace Barnes ’24 Co-founds Lux To Support Survivors of Sexual Violence

Lux is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Barnes started with Catherine Carter, another NC State student, to support survivors of sexual violence by providing hotlines, information and legal resources. Their hope is that the organization can be the first stop for survivors after a traumatic event happens. 

Nov 15, 2021

Wilson College Alumna Designs Suit to Help Search and Rescue Teams Save Lives

Kori Hyer is receiving international recognition for an avalanche rescue suit she created as a student. 

Sara Kidd stands with sheep behind her

Nov 11, 2021

NC State Graduate Student Helps Veterans Swap Combat Boots for Cowboy Boots

NC State graduate student Sara Kidd finds purpose in connecting veterans to farming and community. 

White woman showing broccoli to preschool children

Oct 26, 2021

Healthy Start: Alumna Virginia Stage Adds Science, Nutrition in Preschool

NC State alumna Virginia Stage, a nutrition researcher, leads programs to introduce science and nutrition in preschool.