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NC State Students Launch Company To Modernize Dumpsters

Two NC State ECE students part of team that wants to create a smarter dumpster that improves the efficiency of waste collection. These students are founders of Trashr, a sensor technology that optimizes waste collection efforts to save time and money while also improving sustainability.

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NC State Climbs on Best Value List

NC State is among the top 10 best values in public higher education for both in-state and out-of-state students, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. The annual ranking measures both academic quality and affordability.

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Celebrating Centennial’s Seminal Moment

It was a ground-breaking vision, to be honest: a gift of land for a land-grant institution to build a unique research campus within sight of downtown Raleigh and NC State’s original campus. And it changed the size, scope and direction of the university forever.

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From Theory to Practice: ECE Senior Design

As the end of the semester approaches, students in NC State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering capstone engineering course are feeling the heat. Students spend two semesters working on projects that aim for them to create, design and develop a real world solution to a proven problem. The students work in teams, sponsored by industry partners, starting with a problem statement, analyzing product requirements, evaluating solutions and defining a solution.

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Dr. Battacharya recently talked with FREEDM industry member Typhoon HIL and discussed how Controller Hardware-in-the-Loop (C-HIL) reduced the cycle time of design, validation, and testing of DC Microgrid controllers from academia to industry.

July 16, 2018

Clean Technica

When some students at North Carolina State University decided to enter the American Solar Challenge — a biennial race for solar powered cars — they knew they would be up against some fierce competition from students at other colleges and universities. Typically, the cars that enter are little more than go-karts with a few solar panels held in place with cable ties. But Byron Sells, who began the solar car challenge at NCSU, wanted more than a car that would limp across the finish line as the wheels fell off. “I told the team, ‘Let’s make something compelling that the consumer actually wants to buy,’” he says.

July 9, 2018

IEEE Spectrum

Memory modules using Intel’s 3D XPoint technology are on their way, and researchers at NC State ECE have already figured out how to make them better

June 13, 2018

WRAL Tech Wire

“Until now, state-of-the-art diffraction gratings configured to steer visible light to large angles have had an angular acceptance range, or bandwidth, of about 20 degrees, meaning that the light source has to be directed into the grating within an arc of 20 degrees,” says Michael Escuti, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at NC State and corresponding author of a paper on the work. “We’ve developed a new grating that expands that window to 40 degrees, allowing light to enter the grating from a wider range of input angles.

June 5, 2018

WRAL Tech Wire

This week, North Carolina State University’s renewable energy research lab is celebrating the many inventions, publications and programs it has spearheaded since its start 10 years ago.

June 3, 2018

Science News

If clothing were packed with thermoelectric generators, body heat could be turned into electricity. Researchers at North Carolina State University in Raleigh work with a button-sized generator containing a grid of semiconductor rods sandwiched between two ceramic plates.

June 1, 2018

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