CSC eNewsletter - January 2022

Olingers Establish Largest Scholarship Endowment in Department History

Chris & Anne-Marie OlingerCSC alumni couple, Anne-Marie and Chris Olinger, have made a securities gift valued at more than $264,000 to establish the Anne-Marie and Chris Olinger Entrepreneur Scholarship Endowment. This stands as the largest fully funded scholarship endowment in the history of the department to benefit computer science students. The scholarships will go to Computer Science undergrads who are affiliated with entrepreneurial efforts at NC State. Read More »

Advancing a Culture of Interdisciplinary Excellence

NC State’s new strategic plan emphasizes the power of interdisciplinarity to benefit the entire university community and revolutionize teaching, learning, research and service. “The work we do as part of a cluster allows us to make a deeper impact on issues than we would individually,” said Dr. Arnav Jhala, associate professor of computer science and member of the Visual Narrative cluster. Read More »

Singh Named 2021 ACM Fellow

Dr. Munindar Singh

Congratulations to Dr. Munindar Singh, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the NC State Computer Science Department, on being named a 2021 Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for his contributions to artificial intelligence and multiagent systems and their applications in service-oriented computing and sociotechnical systems. He is the third ACM Fellow in the Computer Science Department at NC State, joining Drs. Laurie Williams (2020) and Frank Mueller (2018). Read More »

NC State Fundraising Campaign Comes to an Extraordinary End

After five incredible years, NC State’s Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign has come to a close. This historic fundraising effort saw more than 1,300 new scholarships and fellowships endowed, 104 distinguished professorships created and more. All told, the university’s friends and alumni donated more than $2.1B toward its ongoing success. Read More »

Engineering Dean’s Chair Endowed with Goodnight Foundation Gift

The Louis Martin-Vega Dean’s Chair Endowment at the College of Engineering was created through a gift from the Goodnight Educational Foundation under the direction of Dr. Jim and Mrs. Ann Goodnight. Read More »

Labcorp Speaker Series Proudly Presents Gary McGraw

Gary McGrawPlease join us on February 24th at 6:30P in 1231 EB2 for the second Spring talk in the Labcorp “Leadership in Technology” Speaker Series. Our special guest speaker will be software security icon Gary McGraw, co-founder of the Berryville Institute of Machine Learning. His topic will be “Security Engineering for Machine Learning.” Read More »

Engineering Online Earns Another Top 10 Ranking

NC State’s Engineering Online has once again been ranked as one of the top distance-education graduation engineering programs in the country by US News & World Report. US News ranked NC State seventh nationally on its 2022 list of the Best Online Engineering Programs. It’s the fifth straight year in which NC State has landed in the rankings’ top 10. Read More »

This is How Students Can Learn Problem-Solving Skills in Social Studies

A new study led by a researcher from North Carolina State University offers lessons on how social studies teachers could use computational thinking and computer-based resources to analyze primary source data, such as economic information, maps or historical documents. The findings suggest that these approaches advance not only computational thinking, but also student understanding of social studies concepts. Read More »

New CSCenter Offers Connection and Support for CSC Students

CSCenter graphicThe Computer Science Department launched the Computing Success Center (CSCenter) last fall under the leadership of Dr. Sarah Heckman, Director of Undergraduate Programs and Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor in the NC State Department of Computer Science. The CSCenter is a new initiative to develop a departmental community and provide educational support for computing students. The CSCenter’s vision is to provide a locus of student support that provides both physical and virtual spaces for students to find resources and help; connect with peers, advisors, and faculty; and find ways to engage in outreach, service, and research. The CSCenter currently has two ePartner sponsors, Deutsche Bank and Truist. Read More »

2022 Distinguished Global Alumni Award

Nominations for the 2022 Distinguished Global Alumni Award are now open! This award is administered by the Office of Global Engagement. The purpose is to honor alumni who were international students while here at NC State and have used their education to distinguish themselves through outstanding achievements. The nomination deadline is March 1, 2022, and nominees will be honored at our annual Global Engagement Expo on April 20, 2022 at Hunt Library. Read More »

Select Departmental Gifts & Support

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

Labcorp has donated $10,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

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

Salesforce has donated $5,150 to the department in support of the Sr Design Center.

Bandwidth has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the Sr Design Center.

Bank of America has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the Sr Design Center.

IOMAXIS has donated $12,500 to the department in support of a Spring 2022 Cybersecurity Practicum.

Alum, Mark Wyatt (BS CSC ’80) and his wife Robin, have made a gift in the amount of $10,000 to support the Mark & Robin Wyatt Scholarship Endowment.

Alum, William Mitchell (BS CSC ’81) and his wife Beverlee, have made a stock gift in the amount of $8,000 to support the Dr. Alan L. Tharp Undergraduate Innovation Endowment. William adds that “Dr. Tharp's CSC 255 (SNOBOL4) and a related independent study with him put my life on an interesting path that continues to this day. I owe much to many people from my days at NCSU, but I owe the most to Dr. Tharp.”

Patricia Galloway has donated $1,000 to the department in support of the SIM - RTP Ed Galloway Scholarship Endowment.

CSC Wolf Bytes

NC State Alum and CSC Strategic Advisory Board member, Dr. Kamala Subramaniam, Engineering Site Lead for Durham’s Google operation has been named one of the Triangle Business Journal’s “2022 Faces to Watch”! Read More »

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 2021-22 academic year by the ePartner Program