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Digging Deeper: Cave Dwellers Explore the Big Questions

As freshmen, Park Scholars participate in a weekly seminar that introduces topics related to leadership and service, exposes students to the diversity of NC State’s academic offerings and other resources, and provides a framework for how different disciplines approach problem solving.

Kayla Anderson ‘09 Helps Dancers Live Out Their Dreams

As an undergraduate, Kayla Anderson ‘09 recognized that her experiences as a leader of the NC State dance team taught her strength and provided her with the opportunity to do what she loved while making friends and contacts. What she did not envision at that point was how her interest in dance would later evolve into a career.

Kristoph Kleiner ’09 Holds Research Internship at Federal Reserve Bank of New York

posted 2012.07.09 Kristoph Kleiner ‘09 is spending his summer as one of three doctoral research interns with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Kleiner’s responsibilities include conducting independent research, holding seminars for other research economists, and writing reports for economists on various statistical analyses. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is one of 12 banks, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., which comprise the Federal Reserve System. Beyond the traditional responsibilities of a Reserve Bank,
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Sonya Patel ’09 Improves Quality of Life for Children in West Bank

posted 2012.04.30 Two years ago, Sonya Patel ‘09 traveled to the West Bank for a month following her first year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Patel was part of a team of international medical students selected to participate in the Refugee Camp Project. During their time in Palestine, Patel and her team planned to work on a project focused on the mental health of children in refugee camps and specifically how the stress
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Park Scholars and Alumni Receive Goldwater, National Science Foundation, and Udall Awards

posted 2012.04.11 This spring, Park Scholars and alumni were named recipients of several distinguished national scholarships and fellowships. Congratulations to Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship recipients Richard Deans ‘13, Ian Hill ‘13, and Heidi Klumpe ‘13; National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows Tyler Barry ‘09, Allie Landry ‘11, and Alex Schlegel ‘04; and Morris K. Udall Scholarship recipient Gretchen Stokes ‘13. Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships Richard Deans, Ian Hill, and Heidi Klumpe were awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The Barry M.
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Tea Party Research by John Coggin ’09 and Fellow Harvard Scholars Adds to National Debate on Government Spending as Debt Ceiling Deadline Looms

posted 2011.07.11 Despite the fact that his grandfather cautioned him against mixing religion and politics, John Coggin ‘09 recently graduated from Harvard University with a Master of Theological Studies in Religion, Ethics, and Politics.   “I am convinced that, while church and state should remain separate, religion and politics have always gone together and they always will,” says Coggin, a Sanford, North Carolina native who received degrees in communication media and interdisciplinary studies while at NC State. “They both give us ways
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Ryan Nilsen ’09 and Bryan Lopez ’13 Provide Leadership for Border Issues Trip

posted 2011.04.18 During spring break, Ryan Nilsen ‘09 and Bryan Lopez ‘13 worked with former Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of Student Health Services Jerry Barker to lead a University Scholars Program experience to Arizona and Mexico where students learned about border and immigration issues. Through a combination of backpacking in Saguaro National Park and conversations with people whose lives and work are shaped by the realities of our current immigration system, the group gained a deeper understanding of the
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Ryan Neely ’09 Involved in Climate Change Research in Greenland

After graduating from NC State with a degree in physics, Ryan Neely ‘09 headed west to pursue his next degree. As the Earth System Research Laboratory – Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (ESRL/CIRES) graduate fellow at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Neely is pursuing his Ph.D. in atmospheric and oceanic science. CIRES is a joint institute of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the university. Neely’s research incorporates Light Detection and Ranging (lidar) observations of
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Calvin Phelps ’09 Elected National Chairperson of the National Society of Black Engineers

As the newly elected national chairperson of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Calvin Phelps ‘09 has big plans to advance the organization during his term in office. “Our mission IS the mission,” says Phelps. His primary goal for the upcoming year is to fulfill the mission set forth by the membership of NSBE: “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” To accomplish his goal, Phelps will
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Cameron Cooper ’09 Featured on National Public Radio for Role in Gulf Coast Cleanup Efforts

As Hurricane Alex prepares to make landfall along the coasts of Mexico and Texas, waves created by the storm are making Gulf cleanup efforts even more difficult for U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Cameron Cooper ‘09 and his crew. Cooper is the shore operations branch director who oversees a team of enlisted officers and contractors responsible for oil cleanup on the beaches of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. Prior to the storm, cleanup efforts were going well, in part, due to the solid
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