Computer Science eNewsletter
In This Issue
- Johnson Estate Plans to Benefit Department
- Six New Members Join Department’s SAB
- Perros Releases Book on Signaling Protocols
- New Apartment Complex Opens on Centennial
- NC State Heads Climate Change Hub
- IBM Supports Department with Faculty Awards, Equipment
- Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse & Restaurant Open to Public
- Reynolds Renovation Planned
- Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Tom Mendoza
- Krispy Kreme Challenge
- Departmental Gifts & Research
- CSC Wolf Bytes
- Follow the Department on Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter!
- Personalized Job Search Agent in ePack
Johnson Estate Plans to Benefit Department
Avid Pack fan and Computer Science alumnus, William “Bill” Johnson III (B.S. Engineering Operations ’70, B.S. CSC ‘71), has finalized estate plans that will benefit both athletics and academics at NC State. Specifically, Bill has created a Men’s Golf Scholarship Endowment and two transformational endowments to benefit the Department of Computer Science - the William W. Johnson III Distinguished Professorship in Computer Science, and the William W. Johnson III Computer Science Scholarship Endowment. more
Six New Members Join Department’s SAB
The NC State Computer Science Department is pleased to welcome six new members to our Strategic Advisory Board (SAB), a cornerstone of the Department’s strategic planning efforts. We welcome Laurie Blackman (Oracle), Tracy Gregory (SAS), Katherine Lagana (LexisNexis), Geoffrey Lang (MetLife), Monique Morrow (Cisco), and Chris Olinger (d-Wise) to the SAB. more
Perros Releases Book on Signaling Protocols
Have you ever wondered how apps such as Facetime, and Skype work? How do they find the person you are calling? In his new book entitled Networking Services: Qos, Signaling, Processes, Dr. Harry Perros unravels the mysteries of signaling protocols that enable us to connect to other people’s smartphones and computers. more
New Apartment Complex Opens on Centennial
The Greens at Centennial Campus, a luxury apartment complex located on Centennial, has opened and is available for occupancy. Developed and managed by Capital Associates, the complex offers studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments. They are perfect for those who work on campus and want to walk or bike to work. For more information. more
NC State Heads Climate Change Hub
The federal government has again selected NC State to take the reins of a collaborative research effort. Find out how the Southeast Regional Climate Hub will help ranchers, farmers and forest landowners cope with increasing risks such as fires, invasive pests, devastating floods and crippling droughts. more
IBM Supports Department with Faculty Awards, Equipment
The NC State Department of Computer Science is very proud to announce that five members of its faculty have been selected to receive 2013 IBM Faculty Awards totaling over $130,000. Winners of these highly competitive and selective awards include Drs. Rada Chirkova, Vince Freeh, David Thuente and Mladen Vouk, and Mr. John Streck. Additionally, IBM has made a major donation of storage related equipment and support valued at approximately $150,000. The equipment will be integrated into the ITng labs and used by Dr. Vince Freeh to support his research and teaching efforts to design and test novel storage solutions for high throughput Hadoop and other cloud applications. more
Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse & Restaurant Open to Public
The permanent clubhouse for the Lonnie Poole Golf Course has opened, along with its new dining room, which can hold up to 200 people. The 25,000-square-foot structure includes classrooms for professional golf management and turfgrass management students, locker rooms for varsity athletes and course participants, plus a fully stocked pro shop.
Reynolds Renovation Planned
Reynolds Coliseum is set to get a face-lift, complete with a long-awaited air-conditioning system. Learn about efforts to revitalize "The House That Case Built." more
Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Presents Tom Mendoza
Please join us on March 25th at 6 pm in the Hunt Library Auditorium for our final spring 2014 talk in the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series. Our special guest speaker will be Tom Mendoza, Vice Chairman of NetApp. His talk topic will be “Lessons Learned on the Road – From a Start-up to the Fortune 500.” more
Krispy Kreme Challenge
Check out photos from the Krispy Kreme Challenge 2014, which raised $200,000 for North Carolina Children’s Hospital. more
Departmental Gifts & Research
NetApp has donated $10,000 in support of the department’s Senior Design Center and ePartners Program.
Dr. Kristy Boyer has been awarded $14,038 by the Wake County Public School System (WCPS) to support her research proposal entitled “Developing a K-5 Computer Science Curriculum.” more
CSC Wolf Bytes
Congrats to alumna, Donna Troy (B.S. CSC ’78), EVP and GM, ERP Americas at Epicor Software, for being named a 2014 "Pros to Know" award winner by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. more
Follow the Department on Facebook, LinkedIn, 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, 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 Career Services Counselor Catherine Tuttle at firstname.lastname@example.org