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Derek Aday Makes Splash as Park Faculty Scholar

Derek Aday serves as one of two Chancellor-appointed Park Faculty Scholars for the Class of 2016. In this role, he and his counterpart, James Kiwanuka-Tondo, guide their class in developing enrichment activities and advise individual students on academic matters. Aday also sits on the Park Advisory Committee, which provides programmatic counsel to the Park Scholarships director.

NC State’s Standout Scholars

As a high school senior with excellent test scores and top grades, Karli Moore faced a tough choice when it came time to pick a college. It didn’t help that she was accepted by every institution she applied to, including Ivy League schools Harvard and Dartmouth.

Taufik Raharjo ’16 Participates in 2013 ACC Leadership Conference

Leadership and service are two of the pillars of the Park program and Taufik Raharjo ‘16 was fortunate enough to be able to investigate both during a weekend this spring.

Learning Lab I: Energy Innovation in North Carolina

posted 2013.04.10 The Class of 2016 met with individuals in Boone, Pittsboro, and Raleigh to gain a deeper understanding of leadership through exploring the theme of energy innovation in North Carolina. Students interacted with leaders across the state currently involved with developing conventional and alternative energy solutions.   The Class of 2016 at a wind power research site on Beech Mountain. Prior to departing on their trip, Park Scholars learned about fracking and grid modernization from leaders representing Duke Energy,
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Class of 2016 Learns About “The New Industrial Revolution” at Emerging Issues Forum

posted 2013.02.16 The Class of 2016 participated in the 28th annual Emerging Issues Forum at the Raleigh Convention Center. This year’s theme focused on the next phase of manufacturing in North Carolina — a creative and innovative industry featuring advances such as 3-D printers.   U.S. Senator Kay Hagan with Parth Shah ‘16, Sid Jandhyala ‘16, and Marcel Souffrant ‘16. Students had the opportunity to interact with featured speakers such as Dow Chemical Company Chief Executive Officer Andrew Liveris, U.S.
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Carl Smith ’16 Begins Nuclear Career in Elementary School

posted 2012.10.15 Carl Smith ‘16 distinctly remembers his first video game. What intrigued Smith most about The Simpsons Road Rage game was the fact that it featured a nuclear power plant. After learning about how nuclear plants generate significant amounts of electricity, Smith became fascinated by radiation and all of its properties — at the age of eight. Several years later, his mother passed away. This experience prompted him to reflect on his life and his future aspirations. Ultimately, it nudged him
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Park Scholarships Class of 2016 Announced

posted 2012.05.07 The Park Scholarships program at North Carolina State University has selected 45 outstanding young men and women to join the seventeenth class of Park Scholars this fall. The Class of 2016 was chosen from a record number of nearly 1,500 applicants. Over 200 Park Scholar and NC State alumni were involved in this year’s selection process. Candidate biographies, listed by country, state and county, are available in PDFformat: Park Scholarships Class of 2016 The Park Scholarships program brings exceptional students to NC State
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Park Scholarships Class of 2016 Finalists Announced

posted 2012.01.25 The Park Scholarships program at North Carolina State University has named 105 Finalists for the Class of 2016. A total of 235 Semifinalists were interviewed in early January by approximately 170 NC State alumni who comprise the Park Scholarships Selection Committee. The Semifinalists were selected from nearly 1,500 applications submitted by the November 1 deadline. Finalists include recipients of the Congressional Award Gold Medal, President’s Volunteer Service Award, National High School Mathematical League Championship Award, and National Classical Etymology Exam
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Park Scholarships Announces Class of 2016 Semifinalists

posted 2011.12.19 The Park Scholarships program has named the Semifinalists for the Park Scholars Class of 2016 from an applicant pool of nearly 1,500 outstanding high school seniors. Applications were reviewed by the Park Scholarships Selection Committee, comprised of more than 200 Park Scholar and NC State alumni from across the nation. The committee selected Semifinalists based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The Semifinalists will be interviewed in early January. Following the interviews, about 100 Finalists will be invited
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