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June 30, 2006
Martin Scholarship Endowments Established
Doris J. Martin of Raleigh has established two scholarship endowments in memory of her late husband, Donald C. Martin (PhD CHE '65). The $100,000 gift will support the Donald C. and Doris J. Martin Scholarship in Computer Science and the Donald C. Martin Scholarship in Chemical Engineering. Martin joined NC State University in 1960 and was a faculty member in the departments of Chemical Engineering and Computer Science. From 1974 to 1986 he served as head of computer science and played a key role in the department's rapid growth. more
Departmental Research Grants, Gifts, and Support
Dr. Michael Young has been awarded $100,000 in unrestricted funding by Microsoft to support his project titled "Scriptboard: A Tablet Storyboarding Tool for Machinima". Total support provided to the department by Microsoft, across a variety of projects and initiatives, totals approximately $300,000 for the 2005/06 academic year. more
Itron has provided the department a $7,000 gift in support of our Senior Design Center and ePartners programs.
MEMSCAP has provided the department a $5,000 gift in support of our Senior Design Center program.
Epic Games has made a $2,000 gift in support of our ePartners program.
Cisco Systems has donated $5,000 as a Gold Level sponsor of IEEE's 17th International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE) 2006, which will be held here in Raleigh in November.
James Faulkner (BS '78) has made a $2,000 donation to help support the Donald & Doris Martin Computer Science Scholarship Endowment. Jim's generous gift will allow this new endowment to start awarding scholarship funds to students this fall.
The department has received several large gifts and multi-year pledges to support the launch of the Joyce Hatch Scholarship Endowment. Notable gifts received in June include a $2,000 gift and $10,000 pledge from Earl Hines (BS '93), a $5,760 pledge from CJ Saretto (MS '01), a $1,000 pledge from Lisa Birskovich (BS '91), and a $1,000 gift from Analytrix and owner, Sidd Chopra (BS '88).
Dr. Xiaosong Ma has been awarded $15,820 by the Oak Ridge National Laboratories and The US Department of Energy in support of her proposal titled "ORNL Subcontract to CS NCSU: LDRD: Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS) for Terascale Computing". The award will run from June 7th, 2006 through August 15th, 2007.
Alumni Throw Retirement Party for Joyce Hatch
On June 8th, approximately 100 alumni, friends and family gathered at historic Mitch's Tavern on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh to wish Joyce Hatch a fond farewell in advance of her retirement at the end of June. The retirement celebration was conceived, organized, and hosted by alumnus Earl Hines (BS '91), who flew in from his home in Oregon to throw the event. more
Breaux Wins Wilkinson Fellowship
CSC doctoral candidate, Travis Breaux has been selected as a recipient of the prestigious Walter H. Wilkinson Research Ethics Fellowship. The award, valued at $3,000, recognizes the work that he and faculty mentor, Dr. Annie Antón, are doing on: Ethical and Legal Constraints on the Use of DNA and Medical Information in Research. more
Dr. Louis Martin-Vega Named Dean of NCSU College of Engineering
Dr. Louis A. Martin-Vega, dean and professor at the University of South Florida's College of Engineering, has been named dean of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University, effective Aug. 7. Martin-Vega succeeds Dr. Nino A. Masnari, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who has served as dean for 10 years. more
Fall Recruiting Events
Corporate recruiters are advised to reserve the following
calendar dates for important recruiting events at NC State:
Oct 2 - Minority Career Fair - 1-7 pm in Reynolds
Coliseum. This is the only non-college specific career fair on campus
and one of the largest! Last year, more than 125 companies and over 2,000
students participated. Companies are advised to register early to reserve
a spot (link)
Oct 3 - Engineering Career Fair - 9:30 am - 4:00
pm in the McKimmon Center. This is one of the largest career fairs in
the country held specifically for engineering students. More than 180
companies and almost 2,100 engineering students participated in this
fair last spring. Corporate registration is capped due to space limitations,
and more than 30 companies were turned away last fall. Early registration
for this event is a must! (link) NOTE - Due to incredible demand and
corporate requests, this popular recruiting event historically held in
the spring, will now be held in both the fall and spring. If you plan
to participate in both, the spring date will be February 1, 2007.
Oct 4 - ePartners Career Connection Event - 10 am - 2:30 pm in EB2. This popular recruiting event is offered exclusively for our ePartner companies, and offers them a more intimate environment to dialogue with our computer science students. Last year, more than 300 CSC students participated in the event. Hold the date, as more information will be sent to our ePartners in the coming months. If you are not currently an ePartner and would like more information, contact Ken Tate.
CSC Faculty / Staff News
Theresa-Marie Rhyne, Director of the Center for Visualization and Analytics, served as a guest editor for the July/August 2006 issue of IEEE's Computer Graphics and Applications magazine, co-authoring the introduction to this special issue on exploring geovisualization
It is with great sadness that we announce that Micah Colon will be leaving the department at the end of June. We thank him for his contributions and wish him the very best in his new role in the ECE department.
In the News
WingSwept Communications, Inc., Supplements Staff Through Internship Program, features CSC faculty and students, dBusinessNews, by staff report, June 12, 2006
Little Budget, Big-box Exposure, story about "Ultimate Duck Hunting," a new 3-D hunting simulation game mentions Dr. Michael Young and contributions of CSC students, News and Observer, by Tony Yang, June 17, 2006
Exploring Geovisualization - intro article co-written by Theresa-Marie Rhyne, Director of the Center for Visualization and Analytics, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, July/August 2006 Issue
Aug 23 - First Day of Classes for Fall Semester
Oct 2 - Minority Career Fair - 1-7 pm in Reynolds Coliseum. This is the only non-college specific career fair on campus and one of the largest! (link)
Oct 3 - Fall Engineering Career Fair - 9:30 am - 4:00 pm in the McKimmon Center. This is one of the largest career fairs in the country held specifically for engineering students. (link)
Oct 4 - ePartners Career Connection Event - 10 am - 2:30 pm in EB2. This popular recruiting event for computer science students is offered exclusively to our ePartners.
Oct 21 - NCSU Open House
Nov 4 - NCSU Homecoming - The Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech takes on the Wolfpack.
This eNewsletter is sponsored for the 2005-06 academic year by Network Appliance, a computer science Super ePartners Program company.