Evelyn Brown leads the research and development efforts for NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES). She works to develop relationships with faculty whose research interests can be applied to solve problems for North Carolina businesses. Evelyn’s efforts also focus on creating opportunities for faculty and students to work on federal, state, and agency funded grants in partnership with IES. She is part of the evaluation services team at IES that provides formative and summative assessment for statewide projects and grant-funded projects. Evelyn comes to IES after 18 years in academia. She has a B.S. in Mathematics, an M.S. in Operations Research, and a Ph. D. in Systems Engineering. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Engineering Academy at Southeast Raleigh High School, and the Board of Directors for FIRST North Carolina. She has also served as an ABET evaluator since 2011.