CSC eNewsletter - May 2021

First Blind PhD Student Graduates from the Department of Computer Science

Dr. Sean MealinSean Mealin, the first blind PhD student to graduate from the Department of Computer Science, found inspiration for his research from his guide dog, Simba, and has helped make service dog training programs more efficient. Read More »

Seeking CSC Alumni Hall of Fame Nominations

The CSC Alumni Hall of Fame was established to celebrate and recognize the exemplary contributions our outstanding graduates have made to their profession, their community, and to the world at large. Award winners will serve as an inspiration for current and future students, while promoting the department’s global impact for producing incredible talent that embodies the University’s mantra to “Think and Do the Extraordinary!” Deadline for nominations to be consider for induction this fall is July 1st. Read More »

Cateté Receives 2020 Erskine B. Bowles Staff Service Award

Dr. Veronica Cateté

Dr. Veronia Cateté, a research scientist in the NC State Computer Science Department, has received the 2020 Erskine B. Bowles Staff Service Award. She is the first recipient from NC State University. Read More »

NC State Honors Exceptional Faculty

The Celebration of Faculty Excellence is held each spring to recognize outstanding faculty who have received prestigious state, national and international awards, accolades or other distinctions during the previous year. In 2021, NC State honored 29 faculty virtually since the annual event could not be held in person. Drs. Munindar Singh and Chris Parnin were among those honored. Read More »

‘Beyond, Beyond Thankful’: Meet #NCState21 Best Friends Sara and Justin

As part of NC State’s graduation video series, we caught up with CSC senior Sara Altman and business major Justin Mason, two best friends whose strong bond has blossomed into a three-year relationship. Read More »

Congratulations Spring 2021 CSC Graduates!

Dr. Bushra AnjumCongratulations to more than 300 BS, MS, and PhD students who celebrated their graduation during the Computer Science Department’s virtual Spring 2021 Diploma Ceremony held May 13th. The Spring 2021 undergraduate class included three Park Scholars, 22 students with a perfect 4.0 GPA, nine Computer Science Honors Program participants, 18 University Scholars Program participants, three University Honors Program participants, three Engineering Honors Program participants, and numerous members of a variety of scholastic honor societies. Computer science alumna Dr. Bushra Anjum provided the keynote address. Read More »

Trustees OK Strategic Plan

Wolfpack 2030, a plan charting NC State's course for the rest of the decade, includes a focus on diversity and seeks to raise the university's visibility as a preeminent public research institution. Read More »

NC State Prepares to Shape Future Development of Centennial Campus

28 story buildings coming to Centennial? It could happen! The City of Raleigh approved a rezoning for Centennial that will allow for growth. Future plans will enhance our industry partnerships, lay the groundwork for a 32-acre innovation district and preserve 25% of the campus for green space. Read More »

Meet Neill Robson – Application Developer, Software Engineer and 2x College of Engineering Graduate

Neill RobsonNeill Robson is a curious and determined application developer and software engineer. Fascinated by technologies that minimize the gap between the developer and the end-user, he strives to transform impersonal computer behaviors into accessible, emotional experiences for the consumer. A former CSC Student Ambassador, Neill recently completed his M.S degree in Computer Science, after earning his B.S. just a year ago. In this profile, Neill reflects on his time at NC State and how it has given him the tools he needs in order to succeed in life after college. Read More »

Goodnight Scholars Program Announces Class of 2025 and Transfer Class of 2024

The Goodnight Scholars Program has selected 75 recipients from 34 North Carolina counties for its new traditional and transfer cohorts, with 50 chosen for the class of 2025 and 25 chosen for the transfer class of 2024, including 10 who plan to study Computer Science. The program admitted its largest transfer class to date and plans to increase this offering to 50 transfer students by the 2023 recruitment cycle. Read More »

Select Departmental Gifts & Support

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

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

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

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

Alum and SAB member, David Whitley, and his wife Karen have donated $5,000 in support of the Dr. David & Karen Whitley Engineering Scholarship Endowment.

CSC Wolf Bytes

It is with mixed emotions that we say farewell to Anthony Fortune-Linton, as he leaves his role in CSC as our Assistant Departmental Human Resources Manager for an off-campus opportunity. We wish him the very best in this career move.

CSC alum Ben Hardison and Camden Conekin (College of Design alum) have partnered to co-found Padeo, a start-up focused on reducing website load times, a tech business solution that provides pre-loaded content on webpages before a potential customer ever clicks a link. Read More »

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



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