ECE Newsletter, Febraury 2014  

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Leveraging Our Power
President Obama announced that North Carolina State University will lead the Department of Energy's new manufacturing innovation institute for the next generation of power electronics -- a $140 million clean energy investment by the government and industry partners. [full story]

Franzon Receives Board of Governors Award
Dr. Paul Franzon

Dr. Paul Franzon, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State University, has been selected as the College of Engineering recipient of the 2014 Board of Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. The Teaching Awards were... [full story]

ECE Student Delivers Remarks to Fall 2013 Graduates

Recent electrical and computer engineering graduate Ryan Coble had to write an essay, submit references and present a mock speech before being selected to deliver remarks to his fellow graduates during the fall 2013 commencement ceremony at North... [full story]

Ryan Coble
NC State Moves Up to 4th Place on Top 10 Best-Value List
NC State named as Top 10 Best-Value Public School by the Princeton Review

North Carolina State University received more accolades for providing a quality education at an affordable price today as the university ranked fourth in the "Top 10 Best Value Public Colleges for 2014," released by The Princeton Review.... [full story]

Chakrabortty Finds Ways for More Efficient Control of Wind Power

Dr. Aranya Chakrabortty, assistant professor of electrical engineering at NC State, and researchers from Johns Hopkins University have found that installing wind power plants at certain favorable locations in a power grid can make the grid more... [full story]

Dr. Aranya Chakrabortty
ECE In the News
Boston Globe LogoAre no-calorie sweeteners safe to eat?
"The safety of children eating any low-calorie sweeteners as an alternative to sugar is questionable for some because it?s not clear how they're metabolized. Susan Schiffman, electrical & computer engineering, featured."

From on January 27, 2014
CNN LogoIn North Carolina, Obama makes move in 'year of action'
"President Barack Obama traveled to North Carolina Wednesday to announce another bid to revive America's manufacturing sector, a first step in his newly imposed "year of action". NC State is the leading partner behind the new manufacturing innovation institute."

From on January 23, 2014.
National Geographic LogoSome Wind Farms Need Controls to Minimize Risk of Instability on the Grid, Study Says
"The location of a wind farm can play a key role in the potential for wind energy to add or detract from stability on the electric grid, according to researchers at North Carolina State University and Johns Hopkins University. Aranya Chakrabortty, electrical and computer engineering, featured."

From on January 2, 2014
Alumni In the News
Green Garage Blog LogoWhere Are They Now: NC State University’s Kyle Lunsford
"The NC State EcoCAR 2 Team had very few members when Kyle Lunsford first joined. Kyle stood out on the team due to his double major in both mechanical and electrical engineering. Today, Kyle is a Machine Design and Automation Engineer at TE Connectivity. He also serves as a local aid to the NCSU EcoCAR 2 team. Kyle Lunsford, engineering, featured."

From on February 25, 2014
3bl Media LogoIngersoll Rand Shares Employee Engagement Successes at Keep America Beautiful Conference
"Ingersoll Rand’s Gretchen Digby is panelist for plenary session, “Corporate Perspectives: Building Effective Relationships.” Gretchen holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from NC State University."

From on February 3, 2014.
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