CSC eNewsletter - September 2019

NSF Announces Raleigh and Cary as Testbed Sites for Advanced Wireless

Dr. Rudra DuttaFifth generation (5G) wireless networks hold promise to be as much as 10 times more efficient than current 4G networks, with faster speeds and higher capacity to support many more data connections than previously possible. To ensure the nation’s leadership in 5G, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and an industry consortium have invested $100 million over the next seven years to build specialized wireless networks for U.S. researchers to test new ways of increasing wireless speed and capacity. North Carolina’s Research Triangle region has been selected to host the third wireless platform, and Dr. Rudra Dutta, professor and interim associate head of computer science, is a co-PI on AERPAW, a major research project at NC State aimed at creating a more flexible and adaptable 5G network. more

Department Announces New Graduate Certificate in Computer Science

The department is pleased to announce that our new Graduate Certificate in Computer Science has been approved and is open for admissions in Spring 2020. This program, which currently offers four specialization tracks, is primarily intended for individuals who wish to increase their knowledge and skills in Computer Science either for future career opportunities or in preparation for graduate studies. Students who complete the 12 credit hour certificate will gain in-depth knowledge in Computer Science concepts, methods and tools. Students have the option of completing the certificate part-time, e.g., by taking one course per semester! details

Meet the First-Year Class for 2019

Ritika ShamdasaniTipping enrollment over 36,000 for the first time ever, NC State's newest class has landed on campus. Where do fashion, computer programming and entrepreneurship all come together? Park Scholar, Ritika Shamdasani believes NC State may be just the place as she plans to major in both fashion and textile design and computer science! more

Students Win Silver Award in International Serious Play Awards Program

A game created by computer science undergraduates Louis Jacobowitz and Hannah Morrison won a Silver Medal in the 2019 student division of the International Serious Play Awards. Their game, called “Making First Impressions”, helps students develop skills to handle difficult situations while maintaining a positive relationship with their boss and colleagues! more

College Places in Top 35 on US News Undergraduate Rankings

The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University continues to hold its position amongst the best colleges of engineering in the country. Released this month, the US News & World Report rankings of undergraduate engineering programs placed the College 34th nationally and 19th among public institutions. NC State tied at 34th with the University of California located in Santa Barbara. more

Welcome New CSC Student Ambassadors!

2019-20 CSC Student AmbassadorsThe NC State Computer Science Department is thrilled to welcome the 18 additions to the NC State University Department of Computer Science Student Ambassador Program! This talented group of undergrads volunteer their time representing the NC State Computer Science Department at more than 100 departmental outreach events annually, ranging from Open Houses to executive meetings to campus tours. more

NC State Engineering Spring/Summer 2019 Magazine

This issue highlights important examples of interdisciplinary endeavors in our engineering departments and research centers, as well as at the university level with the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program. It also features our crown jewel, Fitts-Woolard Hall, scheduled to open in the summer of 2020. more

NC State’s New Entrepreneurship Garage: Primed for Innovation

NC State’s commitment to supporting Thinkers and Doers developing an entrepreneurial mindset has led to the establishment of a new co-working and prototyping space on Centennial Campus. The Entrepreneurship Garage, previously tucked away in the Wolf Ridge Apartments, has moved into a space specifically designed for students to work side-by-side with real-world entrepreneurs in HQ Raleigh’s Centennial Campus location. more

FI Speakers Series Welcomes Pablo Martinez

Pablo MartinezPlease join us on October 29th at 6:30P in room 1231 in Engineering Building 2 for the 2nd fall talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Pablo Martinez, head of Cyber Operations for Fidelity Investments. Martinez’s topic will be “The Evolving Cyber Threat Landscape.” The event is free and open to the public. Ample free parking is available on Centennial Campus after 5P. more

Keep the Faith, Finish the Tower

The university’s most hallowed icon was dedicated 70 years ago, but the tale of the tower goes back even further, and its 100-year journey to completion includes plenty of twists and turns. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

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

Eastman has donated $15,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

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

John Deere has donated $1,500 to the department in support of the Women in Computer Science (WiCS) student organization, as part of a larger gift to the University.

CSC Wolf Bytes

An Ordinary Life Rooted in Effort, Resolve, and Positivity - Outstanding young CSC alumna, Dr. Bushra Anjum, shares a very open and honest account of her life journey. What an inspiring role model she is! more

Follow the Department on Facebook, LinkedIn, 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, 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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