CSC eNewsletter - September 2021

CSC Alumna Honored with Watauga Medal

Suzanne GordonSuzanne Gordon (CSC BS 1975) is one of three NC State longtime supporters to be honored recently with the prestigious Watauga Medal, the university’s highest nonacademic honor. Suzanne spent more than 30 years with SAS Institute, retiring as chief information officer in 2012. She then started Gordon Services, a nonprofit organization that helps launch young adults into the workforce. Read More »

New NSF Center Will Advance Phosphorus Sustainability

Led by NC State and located on Centennial Campus, the new NSF Science and Technology Center – Science and Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability (STEPS) aims to reduce phosphorus dependence and its downstream effects on the environment. This multi-institutional center (which also involves multiple departments at NC State including Computer Science) is funded by a five-year, $25M grant that is renewable for another five years. Dr. Rada Chirkova is co-lead on a "convergence informatics initiative" that will help the center put data and analytics to use. Dr. Raju Vatsavai is also involved in this effort. Read More »

NC State Researchers Collaborate as Part of Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Robust Quantum Simulation

Dr. Frank Mueller

Faculty members from CSC and ECE at NC State (including Dr. Frank Mueller - shown here) are partnering with colleagues at other institutions on the $25M Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Robust Quantum Simulation, to develop quantum simulation devices that can understand, and thereby exploit, the rich behavior of complex quantum systems. Read More »

Board of Governors Extends Woodson’s Term as Chancellor

Randy Woodson’s results-oriented leadership earns him a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the helm of NC State until June 2025. Read More »

New Campus Master Plan Needs Your Input

NC State planners are building a framework to meet future needs and align campus development with the university's new strategic plan. Find out how you can contribute to the process. Read More »

Labcorp Speaker Series Proudly Presents Dr. Mona-Lisa Pinkney

Mona-Lisa PinkneyPlease join us on October 28th at 6:30P in 1231 EB2 for the 2nd of 3 fall talks in the Labcorp “Leadership in Technology” Speaker Series. Our special guest speaker will be Dr. Mona-Lisa Pinkney, Sr Director, Cybersecurity Governance, Risk, Compliance, Engagement and Geos with Nike. Her topic - Thriving as a Woman of Color in Tech: Lessons from the Trenches. Read More »

Researchers Develop Toolkit to Test Apple Security, Find Vulnerability

Researchers from North Carolina State University (including recent CSC MS graduate Gregor Haas) have developed a software toolkit that allows users to test the hardware security of Apple devices. During their proof-of-concept demonstration, the research team identified a previously unknown vulnerability, which they call iTimed. Read More »

Leaders in Diversity

Congratulations to ePartners Pendo and LexisNexis for being recognized by the Triangle Business Journal as one of the 2021 Leaders in Diversity.

Software Degree + Passion = Incredible Career Options

Jason SuttlesSoftware engineer Jason Suttles earned degrees in philosophy and computer science from NC State through the Benjamin Franklin Scholars program. Suttles, who also minored in math, now puts his skills to use by working for Medicom Technologies, a Raleigh-based software startup that provides a decentralized health information platform for the fast and secure transfer of patient data among healthcare providers. Read More »

Best Places to Work in the Triangle

Congratulations to ePartner Pendo as well as Wingswept (founded by CSC alum, Jay Strickland - CSC BS 1997), for being recognized in the Triangle Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work in the Triangle in 2021.

Select Departmental Gifts & Support

PRA Health Sciences (recently acquired by ICON) has donated $25,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and the Senior Design Center.

Credit Suisse has donated $7,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Live Oak Bank has donated $5,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

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

OneTrust has donated $2,575 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Mediant Communications has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

BAE Systems has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

Secmation has donated $1,250 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

William Johnson III has donated $10,000 to the William Johnson III Computer Science Scholarship Endowment.

CSC Wolf Bytes

The department welcomes Cara Glover as an Admissions Specialist in our Graduate Office. Cara joins us with substantial experience in Admissions at Meredith College and Campbell University. Her office is in 2313 EB2, in the graduate program suite.

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