CSC eNewsletter - August 2022

NC State to Lead Multi­-institution Software Supply Chain Security Grant from NSF

S3C2 TeamNC State University is the lead institution on a $9 million, multi-institution National Science Foundation grant to research technical challenges in software supply chain security and to help build a diverse workforce for the software industry. Modern software is vulnerable to malicious activity, and software professionals must address software supply chain attacks. This project establishes the Secure Software Supply Chain Center (S3C2), bringing together researchers, industry partners and government agencies to develop scientific tools, metrics, data formats, and methods to reduce risks with software. Read More »

Kick Off the New Year at the Welcome Back Bash

Engineering students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the 2022 Welcome Back Bash on Thursday, September 1st from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (rain or shine) outside on the Masnari Gateway and the brick oval at EB2. There will be free food and beverages, music, and much more! Students will also have the opportunity to interact with representatives of event sponsors including Computer Science ePartners Peraton and SAS. The event is also sponsored by the ePartners Program and the NC State Engineering Foundation. Numerous student organizations will also be attending, recruiting new members and advertising their accomplishments! Read More »

Wireless Tech Measures Soil Moisture at Multiple Depths in Real Time

Dr. Muhammad Shahzad

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a wireless system that uses radio transmitters and receivers to estimate soil moisture in agricultural fields at multiple depths in real time, improving on existing technologies that can be used to inform irrigation practices that both improve crop yield and reduce water consumption. Read More »

College of Engineering Dean Louis Martin-Vega to Step Down and Return to the Faculty

College of Engineering Dean Louis Martin-Vega will be stepping down from his position at the end of the 2022-23 academic year, and returning to the faculty in the Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. During his 16 years as Dean, he has overseen a period of significant and strategic growth for the college, and his efforts have bolstered the College of Engineering’s reputation to one of a preeminent global leader in engineering education, research and innovation. Read More »

2022-2023 DELTA Grants Recipients Announced

DELTA is pleased to announce nearly $242,062 in 14 new and eight continuing DELTA Grants to 32 recipients across the university including three from Computer Science. Read More »

Labcorp Speaker Series Proudly Presents Jo Abernathy

Jo AbernathyPlease join us on September 8th at 6:30P in 1231 EB2 for the 1st Fall talk in the Labcorp “Leadership in Technology” Speaker Series. Our special guest speaker will be Jo Abernathy, Chief Information Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC). Her topic will be “Rethinking the IT Organization in the Digital Economy”. Read More »

NC State Ranked One of Nation’s Elite Technology Transfer Universities

NC State University ranks second among all U.S. public universities in research technology transfer and commercialization according to a comprehensive analysis recently released. NC State also ranks second among universities — public and private — without medical schools, and seventh among all U.S. universities. Read More »

Saying Goodbye

Our condolences to the family of Dr. Leland H. Williams, who passed away in July. Dr. Williams spent much of his career leading TUCC (Triangle Universities Computation Center), the shared mainframe computer center for Duke University, the University of North Carolina and NC State University. As a result of his role, he was given a courtesy appointment in the appropriate department in each of the three universities. Read More »

What is Artificial Intelligence?

Dr. James LesterWhat is AI? How is NC State research being focused on AI? What courses are offered to NC State students on AI? For the answers to these and more questions, check out the latest episode of NC State's 'Ask an Engineer' featuring Dr. James Lester, Distinguished University Professor, and Director of the Center for Educational Informatics. Read More »

Applications for Admission Soar as NC State Grows to Meet Workforce Needs

Demand for an NC State degree is at an all-time high as the university prepares to welcome its largest and most diverse first-year class. The university’s surge in applications and enrollment is driven in part by Engineering North Carolina’s Future, a state-funded initiative to enroll about 4,000 more students in engineering and computer science at NC State over the next five years. That growth will bring the student population of the university’s world-renowned College of Engineering to around 14,000 and total enrollment at NC State to more than 40,000. Read More »

Select Departmental Gifts & Support

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has donated $7,725 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Credit Suisse has donated $7,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Lowes Home Improvement has donated $7,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Live Oak Bank has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Renaissance Reinsurance has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

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

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

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

Qualcomm has donated $75,000 as an unrestricted Faculty Research Award for Dr. Laurie Williams to support her research in the area of “Software Supply Chain Security”.

Erik & Brigid Troan have donated $62,500 in support of the Troan Scholarship for Computer Science Endowment.

William Johnson III has donated $10,000 in support of the William W. Johnson III Computer Science Scholarship Endowment.

Tony Brown has donated $1,000 to the department in support of the Kathryn Eskew Brown Endowment.

Dr. Ed Gehringer and his wife, Carol, have made a generous unrestricted donation to support the department..

CSC Wolf Bytes

Tyler Mayberry (CSC IT Web Developer) has accepted a new position in the private sector with Cadmium in Durham, NC. His last day with the department was August 12th, 2022. We wish him the very best in his new role.

Congratulations to our Department Head, Dr. Gregg Rothermel and his wife, HeeJae on the birth of their son.

The department has a number of open faculty and staff positions. Interested candidates are encouraged to learn more at

Follow the Department on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram 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, Instagram 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



This eNewsletter is sponsored for the 2022-23 academic year by the ePartners Program