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From the Departments

Catch up on the latest news from our academic departments.

Billy Fryer dribbles a basketball inside Reynolds Coliseum while wearing his graduation cap and gown

Biological Sciences

Professor Ann Ross co-authored a study that sheds light on how the bones of infants and juveniles decay, which could help forensic scientists identify their remains and determine how long they were at a particular location.

In March, Gaven Bell ‘23 became the first student to have her second play produced through University Theatre’s Wright Way program.


Brian Space, a professor and associate head of the department, and his colleagues have received a combined $1.17 million award from the National Science Foundation’s U.S.-Ireland R&D Partnership to develop improved water sorption materials to address global freshwater accessibility challenges. 

Kiran Soma ‘24 — who pursues his love of theater while studying chemistry — won the Howling Success award in recognition of his outstanding work in campus leadership, community service and other areas in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs.

Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

The National Science Foundation and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation have awarded Stacy Zhang, an assistant professor, and her colleagues a $1.22 million grant to develop new restoration techniques for coastal systems.

Kay McMonigal, a postdoctoral research scholar, was the corresponding author of a study showing that ignoring interactions between wind and ocean currents can cause climate models to underestimate global warming by as much as 17%.


Professor Ilse Ipsen has been selected to deliver the Olga Taussky-Todd Lecture at the International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, which will take place in Tokyo, Japan, from Aug. 20-25.

LeRoy B. Martin, Jr. Distinguished Professor and Department Head Alina Chertock has been selected as a SIAM Fellow in recognition of her exemplary research and outstanding service to the community. 


The late Richard Patty — who served as the head of the physics department from 1976 to 1995 and continued to teach for nearly two decades after his 1996 retirement — is remembered for using his wit and wisdom to make difficult concepts accessible.  

A group of NC State physicists worked with international researchers to create a mixed magnon state in an organic hybrid perovskite material by utilizing the Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya-Interaction, with the resulting material potentially being able to process and store quantum computing information.


With a co-branded coffee, Michael Evans ‘20 ‘21 and business administration alumna Lindsay Wrege ‘21 are bringing 321 Coffee back to where it all began — NC State. 

Billy Fryer ‘23 is leaping from the Wolfpack to the WNBA. The new alumnus is the first-ever basketball data analyst for the Indiana Fever.