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Jan 7, 2019

New NSF Project to Increase Student STEM Identity through e-Mentoring

A three-year, $1.2 million grant “Enhancing STEM Identity through e-Mentoring Experiences” will pair underrepresented high school students in rural school districts in North Carolina with near-peer mentors studying engineering at NC State University to increase identity, self-efficacy and value for STEM subject areas.

Woman sleeping under mosquito net.

Jan 2, 2019

For First Time, Researchers Can Measure Insecticide on Surface of Mosquito Nets

Researchers from NC State and the CDC have come up with a technique to measure how much insecticide is found on the surface of mosquito nets – paving the way for efforts to determine how long the nets are effective.

Dec 12, 2018

Rebar to Retire From Office of Research and Innovation

Leadership of NC State’s research enterprise will shift at the start of the new year as Alan Rebar retires and Mladen Vouk takes the helm.

NC State Professor Sophia Kathariou with students

Dec 11, 2018

Tackling Listeria: New Study Reveals Hypervirulent Strains and Emerging Clones

Recent research at NC State will provide baseline data critical for the development of targeted strategies to reduce food safety threats associated with Listeria-contaminated produce and other ready-to-eat foods.

Dec 10, 2018

Saving By The Barrel

Students and staff have collaborated to install a cistern that will collect rainwater for irrigation on campus.

photograph of a snowflake

Dec 7, 2018

How Big Can Snowflakes Be?

Snowflakes can get pretty darn big.

Katherine Stinson, the first female graduate of the College of Engineering, with students on campus (circa 1970s).

Dec 6, 2018

Who, Exactly, Are These People?

A video project on NC State “firsts” spotlights university pioneers like Katherine Stinson, George Matsumoto and Irwin Holmes.

global challenges

Dec 5, 2018

Fulbright American Security Seminar Highlights NC State Expertise

NC State experts in public policy, sociology and political science will lead the Fulbright American Security Seminar for 90 visiting Fulbright research scholars, focusing on issues of energy, food insecurity and disaster relief.

Dec 1, 2018

Remembering George H.W. Bush’s NC State Visits

Former President George H.W, Bush, who died early Saturday, made two trips to NC State, one to play baseball for Yale and another to see NC State’s groundbreaking semiconductor research.

termites in wood

Nov 29, 2018

Do Insects Fart? (They Sure Do!)

Do bugs fart? You bet. In fact, some of them pass an enormous amount of gas.