Engineering News

Michaela Rikard

Triangle engineers carry a pledge to President Obama

Duke’s and NC State’s engineering programs are leading the way toward revamping engineering education to meet the biggest challenges of the next century. Today, a small group of five leaders delivered a letter to the White House signed by more than 120 engineering deans pledging to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century. The small delegation included Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering’s Dean Tom Katsouleas and Michaela Rikard, an engineering student from NC State.

Leyf Starling interacts with two summer camp students (Photo: Becky Kirkland, 2014).

Starling discusses new summer camp for visually impaired and blind teenagers on ACB Radio Mainstream

Leyf Starling, program coordinator for The Engineering Place in the College of Engineering at NC State, was interviewed this week by Brian McCallen, producer and host of Speaking Out for the Blind, an American Council of the Blind (ACB) Radio Mainstream show. In the interview, Starling discusses The Engineering Place’s new summer camp program for visually impaired and blind teenagers (VIB).