CSC eNewsletter - September 2020

DELTA Welcomes 2020-2021 Faculty Fellows

Dr. Lina BattestilliDELTA welcomes five new Faculty Fellows for the 2020-2021 academic year, including Dr. Lina Battestilli, teaching associate professor in the Department of Computer Science. Battestilli and the other DELTA Faculty Fellows will use their knowledge of technology best practices in education to positively impact the NC State community. Read More »

NC State Partner Bandwidth Helps Students Move From College to Careers

While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many businesses to reduce their workforce, Raleigh-based Bandwidth announced it will be expanding its headquarters and creating 1,100 new jobs and $100 million in capital investment over the next eight years. Read More »

Virtual Career Fairs Usher in a New Era for Student Recruitment

2019 ePartners Career Connection

Because of the COVID crisis, employers are turning to ‘virtual career fairs’ such as the department’s recent ePartners Career Connection, to help prime their recruiting pipeline. Early indications are that things may never be the same. Read More »

NC State Day of Giving Results Show Strength of the Pack

NC State supporters put the university’s special fall Day of Giving theme of “stronger as a Pack” into action on Sept. 16. At the close of the day, the real-time numbers reflected 8,230 gifts totaling $23,223,425 - an increase of nearly $10 million from 2019’s Day of Giving. Donors from all 50 states strengthened the effort, which was rescheduled from March. The department of computer science also set new highs during the event, receiving 89 gifts totaling $25,610! Read More »

Helping Intelligent Tutors Improve Individualized STEM Instruction

Drs. Min Chi, Tiffany Barnes and Thomas Price have received an NSF grant valued at nearly $2M to develop data-driven technology and tools that can support individualized learning in STEM domains. Read More »

The Black Alumni Society’s Clark-Witherspoon Scholarships Help Two Legacies Endure

BectonsOver the course of five decades, Drs. Augustus McIver Witherspoon and Lawrence Mozell Clark made history and shaped academic life at NC State and for Black students. CSC alum, Elwood Becton (BS CSC ’73) and his wife, Diane Hill Becton (BA Sociology ’73) helped highlight the Black Alumni Society's Clark-Witherspoon Scholarships at the Black Alumni Society’s 40th anniversary gala in 2019. The scholarships have been awarded to more than 60 students over the last 30 years. Read More »

Can ChangeGradients Bring About Healthy Changes in Adolescents’ Behavior?

Researchers from NC State are hoping that ChangeGradients, a clinically integrated health behavior change system for adolescents, will promote healthy changes in adolescents' behavior by generating personalized interactive narratives. Read More »

Using CyberBook to Build an Effective Online STEM Learning Environment

Dr. Noburo Matsuda is using his $368,884 NSF grant to build an effective online STEM learning environment, called CyberBook, to promote robust mathematics learning with understanding. Read More »

NC State Continues to Climb in National Rankings

Talley Student CenterIn its annual list of America’s best colleges, U.S. News & World Report ranked NC State 80th among national universities, 32nd among public institutions for 2021. That’s an increase of nine spots overall and six spots among publics since 2016. Several undergraduate programs scored well including software engineering coming in at 9th! Read More »

Research Hopes to Raise Interest in Middle School Science

Dr. Jonathan Rowe has received an NSF grant valued at more than $414,000 to support his research on the impact of multimodal affect-sensitive learning environments on student learning and science interest. Read More »

Select Departmental Gifts & Support

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

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

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

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

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

PayPatient 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.

Praxair (via Linde PLC) has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Blue Acorn iCi has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

WillowTree Apps has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Mrs. Ling Tai has donated $3,000 to the KC Tai Memorial Endowment fund.

Alum, David Perkins has donated $1,000 to the KC Tai Memorial Endowment fund.

Thanks to all who gave so generously during NC State's rescheduled '2020 Day of Giving', as the department received a record 89 gifts totaling $25,610! A special thanks go to Tony Brown and his family for their $10,000 challenge pledge gift, as well as Brendan Nolte, Steve and Ashlyn Grobman, William Johnson, Jeffrey Pfeifer and Mark and Robin Wyatt, who all made gifts valued at $1,000 or more. We also want to recognize that nearly 1/4 of the gifts (over 20) came from CSC faculty and staff!

CSC Wolf Bytes

The department welcomes Bev Porter to our Contracts & Grants team, where she will serve as the post award manager for the majority of faculty under the Center for Educational Informatics, as well as other Centers. Bev comes to us from the Center for Family and Community Engagement and she has over five years of experience working with various Centers at NC State University. She earned her MBA from Butler University and has her BS in Computer Information Systems from Purdue University.

Congratulations to alum, Wes Tilley (BS CSC ‘86), recently appointed as Vice President of Software R&D at FARO Technologies, Inc. Read More »

University HQ recently ranked NC State University as the #24 Best College to earn your Computer Science Degree! 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



This eNewsletter is sponsored for the 2020-21 academic year by ePartner BCBS of NC, Lowes Home Improvement and VMware