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Brain Power

Ziad Ali aspires to combine electrical engineering and neuroscience to treat disorders such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s. The NC State senior heads to California in the fall to pursue a Ph.D. at Stanford thanks to a Knight-Hennessy Scholarship.

Blasting Off Into History

NC State ECE alumna will live and work on the International Space Station for six months, taking with her mementos from NC State.

NASA Astronauts Hague, Koch Arrive Safely at Space Station

March 14, 2019 | NASA
Three crew members, including NC State alumna Christina Koch have arrived safely at the International Space Station, following a successful launch and docking of their Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft Thursday.

NC State grad heads into space Thursday, will be in the first all-female spacewalk

March 14, 2019 | News & Observer
A North Carolina State University graduate is taking off Thursday for the International Space Station, where she is expected to make history.

2 NASA Astronauts To Conduct First All-Female Spacewalk In History

March 7, 2019 | Tech Times
It won’t be an ordinary Women’s History Month, at least for NASA. Christina Koch and Anne McClain will be the first all-female crew to do a spacewalk. Koch has an extensive background in remote scientific field engineering and development of space science instrument. She holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from NC State University.

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