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Jun 11, 2018

NC State Education Researchers Receive $1.5 Million NSF Grant to Implement Science Game-Based Learning Environments

NC State Education Professor and Principal Investigator John Nietfeld will receive a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant for a three-year project entitled Missions with Monty: A Game-Based Approach to Comprehension Monitoring with Informational Science Text. Education Associate Professor James Minogue serves as a Research Associate and Design Associate Professor Marc Russo serves as a co-PI on this project. 

Jun 8, 2018

A Work in Progress: Immersive VR Environment for LAR 457

As part of an exploratory grant project for a landscape architecture course, Postdoctoral Research Scholar Muntazar Monsur and Teaching Assistant Professor Carla Delcambre are working with a team of dedicated DELTA staff members to create an immersive, 3D environment that students can explore using virtual reality headsets. 

Sanjay Shah discusses temperature conditions in a swine nursery with graduate student Li Yu to evaluate the effectiveness of a solar powered heating system.

Jun 8, 2018

Faculty Focus: Shah Seeks Real-World Solutions

Sanjay Shah sees the potential of solar energy use in livestock barn heating, not only for reducing heating fuel use but also improving the indoor air quality. So he is working to test a low-cost solar air heating technology that could have an immediate impact on poultry and pig producers. 

Jun 7, 2018

Researchers Gain Insight Into Chromosome Evolution in Flies

NC State researchers have shed new light on the evolution of fly chromosomes by identifying a gene indispensable for male survival in a devastating livestock pest species. What they found could have important implications for genetic pest control. 

Jun 5, 2018

Study Finds Aromatic Herbs Lead to Better Parenting in Starlings

The presence of aromatic herbs in the nest leads to some improved parenting behaviors in European starlings. 

Jun 4, 2018

ChemMaps Lets Researchers Navigate the Chemical Universe

ChemMaps lets users navigate the chemical space of over 8,000 drugs and 47,000 environmental compounds in 3D and real time. 

College of Textiles students Ashley Maurice and Ngoc Nguyen display mannequin wearing Protegete, a line of protective clothing for migrant workers in tobacco fields

Jun 4, 2018

Protection by Design

North Carolina has the sixth largest migrant worker population in the nation; conservative estimates number these farmworkers and their dependents at 150,000 per growing season. Migrant laborers face on-the-job hazards like UV radiation, heatstroke and pesticide poisoning, yet they work long days in clothing ill-suited for the fields. New Fashion and Textile Design graduate Ashley Maurice challenged herself to help these workers through a project she calls Protégete, Spanish for “protect yourself,” and Textile Technology major Ngoc Nguyen joined the team to search for a protective fabric finish for these garments.   

May 30, 2018

Alumna Assigned to International Space Station Mission

NC State alumna Christina Hammock Koch is slated to serve as a flight engineer on an April 2019 NASA mission. 

May 30, 2018

Researchers Devise New Way to Discern What Microbes Eat

New technique helps researchers determine food eaten by microbes. 

May 30, 2018

New Compound Effective Against Drug-Resistant Pathogens Could Lead to Next-Generation Antibiotics

A new synthetic compound inspired by a natural product could be a useful chemical tool for studying antibiotic-resistant infections.