Get involved with MSE!

MSE staff and ambassadors at COE Open House

MSE Ambassadors

This is a paid departmental position. The MSE ambassadors are undergraduate students that develop leadership and professional skills while representing the department at events such as University Open House and the College of Engineering Information Sessions and Tours. They also foster a sense of community within the department by organizing events and group chats for all MSE undergraduate students.

Material Advantage Logo

Material Advantage

Material Advantage (MA) is the premier national organization for students in materials science and engineering. The local MA chapter at NC State has a strong focus on providing current students with materials-related career and professional development opportunities, and it benefits from its location in the Research Triangle and from a strong alumni base.   The annual membership fee is $30.


Scholarships and Awards

The MSE Department and the College of Engineering offer many scholarships to undergraduate students. Students must apply every year to be considered.

Engineer Your Experience Program

Funding is available to support undergraduate student participation in a wide range of experiences to enhance the educational experience in the College of Engineering.

Professional Preparation

Career Development Center

Visit for one-on-one career counseling, internships, career workshops, and employer events.

Engineering Career Fair

Held specifically for the College of Engineering, this event provides an opportunity for prospective employers from a wide range of industries to meet with engineering students interested in working for their companies.

Cooperative Education (Co-op) 

Complete your undergraduate degree in five years and have a full year’s worth of professional experience under your belt.


Students can gain professional experience while completing their undergraduate career through summer internships. 

Professional Engineer (PE) License

A professional certification option available to engineering students. 

Office of Undergraduate Research

OUR offers workshops, funding, and research presentation opportunities.

Beyond Engineering

Student Organizations

NC State offers hundreds of student organizations to engage outside the classroom.

Study Abroad

for global exposure and understanding.


Centennial Campus

MSE’s home on NC State’s research campus.

Research Triangle Park (RTP)

for university + industry collaboration.

NC State Libraries | Triangle Research Libraries | Hunt Library

because “the only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.” Albert Einstein