Impact Publication

CSC eNewsletter

Welcome to the online edition of CSC eNews, a monthly electronic newsletter for alumni and friends of the Department of Computer Science at NC State University.

If you are a CSC alum and wish to be added to the email distribution list, click here. Corporate or individual friends of the department may be added to our distribution list by sending an email request to Ken Tate, Director of Development & External Relations for the NCSU Department of Computer Science.

December 21, 2007

Innovation in Action: The Next Cool Thing

Could your trusty computer mouse be replaced by a glove? Thanks to Dr. Alan Tharp’sInnovating in Technology” course and the innovative minds of four computer science students, that “next cool thing” is in the works. more

Departmental Research Grants, Gifts, and Support

Harris Corporation has donated $2,500 in support of our ACM Regional Programming Contest Teams.

Lulu Enterprises has donated $2,500 in support of our ACM/AITP Year-end Cookout event.

Progress Energy has renewed its commitment as a Super ePartner with the department,  as part of a larger donation provided to the university by the Progress Energy Foundation.

Thanks to Ling Tai for contributing $3,000 to the KC Tai Memorial Endowment, bringing the total value of this fund to over $47,000. This contribution includes royalties from a book the late Dr Tai co-authored with NCSU alum, Dr. Richard Carver (MS '85, Ph.D. '89). The book Carver co-authored w/ Dr. Tai is entitled "Modern Multithreading: Implementing, Testing, and Debugging Multithreaded Java and C++/Pthreads/Win32 Programs".

Dr. Annie Antón has donated $500 to the department to benefit

Ken Tate, Director of Development and External Relations for the NC State department of computer science, and his wife Sandra, have recently finalized gift plans directing outright and deferred planned gifts to establish the Kenneth & Sandra Tate Scholarship Endowment to benefit future students from Caswell County, NC.  more

Thanks to the many alumni and friends of the department who have donated over $11,000 to date to help launch a new 40th Year Scholarship Endowment.  While impressive, this falls short of the $15,000 minimum required (and $25,000 preferred) to officially establish the endowed scholarship.  Please know that your generous support toward this scholarship, or the creation of your own named endowment, would be greatly appreciated.  Simply make your check payable to “NC State Engineering Foundation” and mail to Ken Tate, NC State Computer Science, Campus Box 8206, Raleigh, NC 27695.

CSC Faculty / Staff News

The Office of Graduate Programs is very pleased to welcome Nicole Jansen as our new Admissions Specialist and Counselor. Nicole has a BA in Sociology from the University of Hawaii where she taught introductory sociology and was an NCAA Scholar Athlete specializing in the triple jump and heptathlon. She is the University of Hawaii record holder in both events.  She has completed all requirements for her MA in School Counseling from Seton Hall University and will receive her degree in May 2008.

Dr. Richard Mayr, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, has accepted a position at the University of Edinburgh, U.K., and will be leaving our department and NC State University effective January 1, 2008.  While a loss for us, this represents a tremendous opportunity for Richard and we wish him the very best with his career

Enloe HS Student Team Takes 2nd Place in National Competition

Under the mentorship of NC State professors, Drs. Donald Bitzer & Anne-Marie Stomp, three students from Enloe High School in Raleigh, took 2nd place in the national finals of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. more

174 Receive Degrees in Fall 2007 Diploma Ceremony

On December 19, 2007, 9 PhDs, 87 MS degrees, and 78 BS degrees were conferred by the department during our Fall Diploma Ceremony held in the beautiful Meymandi Concert Hall at the Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh.  Paul Jones (B.S. ’72), one of the department’s very first graduates, delivered the keynote address. more

The STARS Come Out for Special Event

The STARS came out last week for public display in a special celebration event in the east atrium of EBII.  No, these are not night stars or Hollywood stars; these STARS represent the Students and Technology in Academics, Research, and Service initiative. more

Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Series Presents Doug Balog

Please join us on Jan. 29th at 6 pm in Lecture Hall 1231 EBII as we kick-off the spring lineup for the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Executive Speakers Series.  Our special guest speaker will be Doug Balog Vice President, IBM Modular and Blade Systems Development, whose topic will be “Innovation Driven Leadership”.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, visit the series page. [Note to CSC Graduate Students – these lectures have been approved by the CSC Graduate Oversight Committee to count toward the required lectures for graduate students.]

CSC "Jobs List"

If you are a CSC student and would like to receive an automatic email notice whenever new postings are activated on the CSC online jobs board, you are invited to subscribe to the cscjobs list. We may also use the list to announce career fairs, company campus visits & info sessions, and other career related events and activities. This is an "opt-in" list, so you must subscribe to receive the notices. Students can subscribe via the Subscribe Interface at (type cscjobs in the Mailing List box and press Search) or by sending an email to: (leave Subject Line blank), in the body of the message type subscribe cscjobs, and then send your message. For more information about subscribing please check

Finally, Chancellor James Oblinger invites you to take a moment to watch, enjoy and share a special holiday greeting. It is his hope that you are filled with pride for NC State and our collective accomplishments. As always, we thank you for all you do for our department and this great University.

eNews Archive

go to top