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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. 

Students work on a project in the Hunt Library immersion studio.

Nov 9, 2022

2022 Research Week at NC State: How to Broaden the Impacts of Your Work and More Highlights from the Event

2022 Research Week at NC State, hosted by the Office of Research and Innovation, was highlighted by Tiffany Barnes' keynote on how to broaden the impacts of your work. 

Nov 4, 2022

Veliadis Visits White House for First Leadership Summit with Manufacturing USA Innovation Institute Network Directors

PowerAmerica Executive Director Victor Veliadis spoke on a panel at the White House, on Oct. 24, as part of the first leadership summit held with all 16 directors of the nation’s Manufacturing USA Innovation Institutes in attendance. 

Oct 21, 2022

NC State Celebrates Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Craig Yencho and Ken Pecota were both honored with the Innovator of the Year award, and Marshall Brain received the Entrepreneur of the Year award. 

Two people in white lab coats and hair nets work at machinery. Packets of orange puree are in the foreground.

Oct 17, 2022

NC State Spinout Company Seeks to Spark Innovation, Fight Food Waste

SinnovaTek, a company co-founded by an NC State professor and one of his former students, helps small-scale entrepreneurs get products to market while curbing food waste from farms. 

Oct 13, 2022

Ginger Burks Draughon to Serve as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration

Ginger Burks Draughon has been selected as the Office of Research and Innovation’s new assistant vice chancellor for finance and administration, effective Oct. 17. “It’s my pleasure to welcome Ginger… 

Oct 12, 2022

Open-Access Agreements Offered by NC State University Libraries

The NC State University Libraries has entered into several agreements that allow NC State authors to publish their articles in open-access journals without paying an additional charge. 

May 17, 2022

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Administration Rick Liston to Retire Later This Year

Assistant Vice Chancellor Rick Liston is set to retire effective Nov. 30, 2022, marking more than 30 years of service with the university. 

Apr 1, 2022

Rob Smart Steps Down as CHHE Director

Rob Smart has stepped down as director of the Center for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE), effective April 1. Jane Hoppin has been appointed interim director.