CSC eNewsletter - October 2021

Statewide Cybersecurity Coalition Receives $2 Million NSA Grant

Cybersecurity BannerThanks to a $2M NSF grant and NC State's position as a global leader in cybersecurity, the North Carolina Partnership for Cybersecurity Excellence (NC-PaCE) will bring eight of North Carolina’s universities and community colleges together with public agencies and private-sector businesses to address a growing workforce gap and establish cybersecurity as an economic development tool for the state through education, research, services and outreach. In helping to protect the state’s financial and intellectual property assets from cyber threats, the coalition will help drive the state’s economy by giving North Carolina businesses the skilled workers, knowledge and support that they need to grow. Read More »

Trumpet Section Leader Gage Fringer Receives Masini Marching Band Scholarship

The Department of Music’s prestigious Toni Christine Masini Memorial Music Scholarship was awarded this year to Gage Fringer, a senior majoring in computer science and minoring in music performance. The Masini scholarship—the largest music scholarship offered at NC State—is awarded each year to one student who exemplifies academic and musical excellence, as well as leadership in the marching band. Gage was formally presented the award on the field by the Masini family during halftime of the Louisiana Tech football game on Oct. 2. Read More »

Love in the Library

Thomas Saunders & Zhiyang Chen

This lovely Wolfpack couple recently got engaged at the exact table in the Hunt Library where they first met. Thomas Saunders, a Master’s candidate in Computer Science who’s serving with the Army in Knightdale, proposed to Zhiyang Chen (‘20) who’s a Quantitative Treasury Analyst in Charlotte with Truist. “I study at Hunt all the time,” Saunders says, “so my asking her to come with me before getting on the road to head home for my birthday didn’t raise any flags concerning what I was about to do. She was completely surprised and moved. I think my words came out clear, I’m not sure - I was so nervous. I just know she said yes and that’s all that matters!” Congratulations to the couple, from everyone at the Libraries!

Park Scholars To Earn Leadership Certificate

Beginning with the Park Scholarships Class of 2024, scholars will complete the Leadership Development Program Leadership Certificate offered by NC State’s Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (SL&E). SL&E creates and connects students to opportunities to gain knowledge, skills, tools and experiences to practice socially responsible leadership and positively contribute to a socially just world. Read More »

2021 Chancellor’s Fall Address

To kick off Red and White Week, Chancellor Woodson delivered the annual "State of NC State" speech live and in person from the atrium of Talley Student Union. It was also streamed online via YouTube. Read More »

Labcorp Speaker Series Proudly Presents Drew Banks

Drew BanksPlease join us on November 18th at 6:30P in 1231 EB2 for the final Fall talk in the Labcorp “Leadership in Technology” Speaker Series. Our special guest speaker will be Drew Banks, retired Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur. His topic will be “Navigating a Successful Tech Career: Understanding the Tradeoffs of Each Decision.” Read More »

NC State Partners to Release Series of Licensed N.C. Wines

NC State will partner with North Carolina wineries to produce a selection of officially licensed North Carolina wines. The inaugural offering will be the first in a series of limited-edition premium vintages called the NC State University Hallowed Places Collection and will feature the school’s iconic Brickyard in its labeling. Read More »

Foundation Year in Review

In line with other fundraising efforts across campus, the NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. led the College in surpassing its $230M 'Think and Do the Extraordinary' Campaign goal this year, with over $250M raised to date. We are poised to raise $260-$270M by campaign close on December 31, 2021. Read More »

Senior Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship Tom Miller to Retire

Dr. Tom MillerSenior Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship Tom Miller will retire effective July 1, 2022, after 40 years of service to NC State. Miller previously stepped down as Senior Vice Provost for Academic Outreach and Entrepreneurship in 2021 to focus on leading NC State Entrepreneurship. His direction of the latter has allowed NC State to expand entrepreneurship engagement across disciplines and support an increasing number of students (including many successful CSC alumni entrepreneurs) as they develop entrepreneurial mindsets. Read More »

Fall/Winter 2021 NC State Engineering Magazine

Mail delays? No worries. You can check out the Fall/Winter 2021 NC State Engineering Magazine online now! Read More »

Select Departmental Gifts & Support

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

Deutsche Bank has donated $10,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and the Senior Design Center.

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

Murano Corp has donated $1,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Human Support Technology has made two unrestricted awards totaling $20,242, to support the research and teaching efforts of Dr. Noboru Mattsuda, in the area artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Dr. Donald Bitzer has donated $8,000 to support the Bitzer Undergraduate Research Endowment and the Bitzer Creative Award Endowment.

CSC Wolf Bytes

The department welcomes Dr. Veronica Cateté, who will be joining the faculty of Computer Science as a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning in January, 2022.

The department also welcomes Kiresten Branch as our Graduate Services Coordinator. She joins us from the Poole College of Management where she held a similar position and has substantial experience with graduate student services.

Marhn Fullmer, Manager of Networking Laboratories, retired effective October 1, 2021 after more than 17 years with the department. He served as the primary liaison for planning and implementation of support for CSC research IT needs. We wish him the very best in his well-deserved retirement.

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