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Equity Research Symposium

Mar 16, 2023

Focusing on Equitable Research

Equitable research and research best practices create a stronger, more inclusive higher education environment where innovation can thrive. These themes took center stage at NC State’s second annual Equity Research Symposium, which brought the university community together to explore how equity informs research and showcase current research on equity. 

Enzyme protein structures

Mar 13, 2023

The Right Cocktail of Gut Enzymes Can Stop C. diff in its Tracks

Understanding the interaction between enzymes from “good” bacteria like lactobacillus and the gut environment will enable us to design probiotics that inhibit C. diff. 

A scenic view from a wooden deck looking over a river on a sunny day

Mar 8, 2023

ITRE Study Highlights Economic Benefits of Outdoor Trail Network

The Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) partnered with the Carolina Thread Trail to perform an economic impact assessment, which showed that large outdoor trail networks of this nature can offer a worthwhile return on investment. 

A red and gray machine is attached to wires and has clear bottles of liquid on top. A tray of test tubes is partially visible in the machine.

Mar 7, 2023

New Initiative Aims to Put NC State at the Forefront of Viral Vector Manufacturing

The North Carolina Viral Vector Initiative in Research and Learning builds partnerships among academia, industry and government to become a boon to the biomanufacturing of viral vectors in the state and beyond. 

wheeled vehicle contains a tower with multiple tiers of cameras mounted to it. The vehicle is in a corn field.

Mar 6, 2023

Wheeled Robot Measures Leaf Angles to Help Breed Better Corn Plants

The technology is more efficient than conventional techniques, providing plant breeders with useful data more quickly. 

The UNC System

Feb 23, 2023

UNC System signs agreement with U.S. Air Force innovation group

The University of North Carolina System has signed an educational partnership agreement with the U.S. Air Force’s innovation arm. 

white blood cell

Feb 15, 2023

PFAS Can Suppress White Blood Cell’s Ability to Destroy Invaders

GenX can stop some white blood cells from killing invaders. 

Feb 15, 2023

Now Boarding: New ‘Passengers’ of the Research Enterprise Data System

In preparation for the rollout of the next RED system modules to debut, NC State has held intensive training sessions, known in the software world as "user acceptance testing," with research administrators. 

Professor Tarek Echekki and his students have joined forces with combustion researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California, to develop models to reduce the computational cost of turbulent combustion simulations.

Feb 10, 2023

A Clean Burn

Most of the energy we use for our daily needs – turning on the heat or driving a car, for example – comes from the combustion, or burning, of fossil… 

Feb 3, 2023

Textiles Researchers Prepare Stem Cells to Become Organ Tissue

An NC State researcher is laying the foundation to grow stem cells into replacement organ tissue, which would eliminate the need for donor organs.