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Barry Mullinax Wolfpack Engineering Scholarship

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Lauren Stewart
1 winner$1,000
Application Deadline
Dec 1, 2022
Winners Announced
Jan 1, 2023
Education Level
Undergraduate, Graduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
North Carolina State University
Field of Study:
Education Level:
Undergraduate and Graduate

Barry Mullinax is a beloved grandfather who has a passion for engineering.

Barry studied nuclear engineering at North Carolina State University, an esteemed public research university, and graduated in 1965. Barry loved his years at NC State and has remained a devoted Wolf Pack fan after graduating. 

This scholarship aims to assist a student at the North Carolina State College of Engineering who shares Barry Mullinax’s love and fascination with engineering.

Any undergraduate or graduate student who with a major in STEM at North Carolina State University may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, briefly tell us about a STEM achievement that you find interesting.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published June 21, 2022
Essay Topic

In under 200 words, please write about an STEM achievement you find interesting.

50–200 words

Winning Application

Chloe Dolesh
North Carolina State University at RaleighKernersville, NC
One of my current favorite engineering achievements would have to be the construction of the tallest free-standing structure in the world, Dubai's Burj Khalifa at 829.8m. Having a number of both architectural and engineering feats, this tower breaks boundaries by not only being the tallest skyscraper on the planet, but also taking titles with the highest outdoor observation deck, highest occupied floor, tallest elevator service, and longest elevator travel distance. One of the most intriguing innovations that came from the construction of this building was the pressurized pump system used to vertically pump concrete to record-breaking heights. Since nothing powerful enough existed pre-dating the tower, this had to be developed alongside its construction. There are many other engineering feats that were developed to aid the construction of the Burj Khalifa as well. Starting with the Y-shaped mat that served as the building's foundation---consisting of reinforced concrete supplied by almost 200 concrete piles! Or you cold look at the reinforced steel cylinder that went through the center of all the mats to maintain the building's stability. There are so many incredible details that went into this project that will continue to support the structures of our societies for years to come.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Dec 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jan 1, 2023.

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