CSC eNewsletter - August 2017

Celebrating 50 Years of Computer Science at NC State University

NC State CSC turns 50From its humble beginnings in the basement of Patterson Hall 50 years ago, to its modern and expansive footprint on Centennial Campus, NC State’s department of computer science has emerged as one of the nation’s leading producers of computer science talent and cutting-edge research. Dr. Laurie Williams, interim department head, cordially invites all alumni, students, partners, present and former faculty and staff, and friends of the department to join us as we celebrate ’50 Years of Computer Science @ NC State’ during the fall of 2017. more

Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Announced for Fall 2017

The department is excited to announce the Fall 2017 slate of speakers for the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speaker Series. As the series enters its 11th years, the slate will include: John Pence - President & CEO of Sunrise Technologies, Mike Walsh - CEO of LexisNexis Legal & Professional, and Robert Martin (a.k.a. Uncle Bob) - Co-founder of more

We’re No. 1: NC State Is Top Value In N.C.

NC State Belltower MONEY magazine names NC State the best college for the money in North Carolina. The annual survey weighs the net cost of attending against the early-career earnings of graduates. Computer Science students have a huge impact on the data, as our undergrads have starting salaries that average more than $72,000, while grad students start out earning an average of $108,000. more

DELTA Announces 2017-18 Grant Recipients

Congratulations to Drs. Jason King and Sarah Heckman, CSC instructors who are among the 25 recipients of DELTA grants totaling more than $236,000 in new and continuing Grants to create solutions to instructional challenges that promote the use of instructional technology and course design. more

A Life-Changing Leader

Tom Miller — the McPherson Family Distinguished Professor of Engineering Entrepreneurship at NC State — discusses how private support like endowed professorships and unrestricted gifts help provide extraordinary student experiences including the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program and an annual spring break trip to Silicon Valley. more

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Series Presents John Pence

John Pence Please join us on September 26, 2017 at 6 pm in Lecture Hall 1231 in EB2 for our 1st of three fall 2017 talks in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be John Pence, President and CEO of Sunrise Technologies. His talk topic will be “ERP: The Backbone of Modern Business.” more

O'Connor Receives Distinguished WeTech Scholarship and Internship

Megan O’Connor was recently awarded the Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech) Scholarship and Internship for University Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The coveted award is only given to four college students nationwide and 14 across the globe. Each student is awarded a $10,000 scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year, as well as a paid 12-week internship in Silicon Valley. more

Commercialization Breaks Records

NC State’s Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures has just completed its most successful year ever, launching a record 15 startup companies, executing a record 169 licenses and options and filing 241 patents in the past 12 months. more

ePartners Career Connection Scheduled for September 18th

ePartners Career ConnectionOur ePartners Career Connection will take place on Monday, September 18th, 12-4P in the Talley Student Union. This popular "once-a-year" recruiting event is offered exclusively for computer science students and our ePartner companies. Over 30 companies have committed to participate, and they will be recruiting for undergrad and grad students to fill internships, coop positions, as well as full-time new grad positions for December and May grads. Check out the event on ePack for each company's specifics. Do your homework and make the most of your time at this event. more

Record-Breaking Year in Philanthropy

NC State is in the midst of its most ambitious fundraising campaign and donors are responding in extraordinary, record-setting fashion. The university received $224.8 million in gifts and pledges for the 2016-17 fiscal year that ended June 30 – the highest one-year giving total in NC State history and a 39 percent increase over 2015-16. This private support from alumni, faculty and staff, students, and other friends and partners boosts every aspect of campus life – from scholarships and fellowships to professorships, program support and buildings. As part of this overall success, the Department of Computer Science also set an all-time record with total cash gifts of over $1.25M during the 2016-17 fiscal year. Thanks to all our alumni, faculty, students, corporate partners and friends who support our department so generously! more

Departmental Gifts & Research

LabCorp has donated $25,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and the Senior Design Center.

Merck has donated $25,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and the Senior Design Center.

Eastman has donated $20,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and the Senior Design Center.

Charles Schwab has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Dude Solutions has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Hughes Corporation has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

iCiDigital has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Infusion has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the Senior Design Center.

The RTP Chapter of SIM has donated $3,246 to the department in support of the Society for Information Management (SIM) Ed Galloway Scholarship Endowment.

Pendo has donated $2,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Toyota Tsusho America has donated $1,000 to support the RTSS 2017 being chaired by Dr. Frank Mueller.

Siemens has donated almost $14,000 to the department to be used to fund three Siemens Healthineers scholarships for computer science students.

CSC Wolf Bytes

Congratulations to Dr. Munindar Singh, who has been appointed Interim Associate Department Head.

Follow the Department on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter!

 Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and corporate partners of the NC State Department of Computer Science, interested in networking to foster collaboration, entrepreneurship, partnerships, career development and professional growth are invited to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Personalized Job Search Agent in ePack

If you are a CSC student or recent graduate (within 12 months post-graduation) and would like to receive email notifications when new jobs are posted on ePack matching your profile, you can set up your own customized job search agent to receive just the postings you desire (intern vs. full time, etc). For a short video tutorial on how to create your own personalized job agent, click here.

The Alumni Association has partnered with the University Career Development Center to make ePACK available to NC State alumni. If you are a current Alumni Association member, update your online profile by visiting the Wolfpack Connect (alumni directory) and click on the ‘Update My Info’ tab on the upper right side of the page. Select the ‘Career Connections’ tab and then choose ‘yes’ beside the question, ‘Do you want access to ePACK?’

To access ePACK you must be a member of the Alumni Association and you must be an alumnus/alumnae of NC State. If you are not a member of the Alumni Association, you can join online. Once you have received an email confirming your membership, you will be able to register for access to ePACK.

Questions: Contact Manager of Alumni Career Services, Anna Velleggia at



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