Found 6 events matching "1960 "
Emily Catherine Brown Blount becomes first female student to receive a B.S. in Civil Engineering
Emily Catherine Brown Blount of Fayetteville, NC, became the first female student to receive a B.S. in civil engineering from NC State in 1953, and received a profession degree in civil engineering in 1954. Blount went on to become the first female licensed Professional Engineer in North Carolina in 1960, and in 2007 she was inducted into the North Carolina Transportation Hall of Fame.
Dean Wallace Colvard becomes dean
He serves in the position until 1960.
Hedwig Hirschmann becomes fourth female professor at NC State
Hedwig Hirschmann, born in Fuerth, Germany, was recognized for her research in nematode taxonomy. She was the first female professor of plant pathology and the fourth woman hired as a professor at NC State. Hirschmann married fellow Plant Pathology faculty member Anastasios Triantaphyllou in 1960, and taught at NC State until 1992.
Paul Zia becomes head of department
Paul Zia earned his B.S. in civil engineering from the National Chiao Tung University of China in 1949, his M.S. from the University of Washington in 1952, and Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1960. He joined the civil engineering faculty at NC State in 1961.
Virtual MLK Project
NC State researchers led a reenactment of Dr. Martin Luther King's 1960 "Fill Up the Jails" speech at White Rock Baptist Church in Durham, NC. Further works results in the Virtual MLK Project to create an immersive experience placing audiences/visitors into a multimedia representation of the church and listening to the speech from various positions around the sanctuary.