2018-2019 RTI University Scholars Announced

May 15, 2018 | Jana Jackson

NC State professor of Mathematics and Statistics Education Hollylynne Lee has been named as one of four RTI University Scholars for the 2018-19 year....

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Connecting Power and Place

May 14, 2018 | Staff

New research by Faculty Fellow Bethany Cutts combines spatial analysis and interviews to help watershed planners better understand the social vulnerability of communities across time and space....

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NC State Named First University-Based IBM Q Hub in North America

May 9, 2018 | Staff

NC State is the first university in North America to establish an IBM Quantum Computing Hub as part of the IBM Q Network, a collaboration of top Fortune 500 companies, universities and research labs working with tech powerhouse IBM to advance quantum computing....

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Researchers Use ‘League of Legends’ to Gain Insights Into Mental Models

May 8, 2018 | Staff

Psychology researchers have used the game League of Legends to advance our understanding of how people build “mental models” – the mental tools that allow people to make use of complex systems....

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Tech Bends Light More Efficiently, Offers Wider Angles for Light Input

May 8, 2018 | Staff

NC State researchers have developed a new technology for steering light that allows for more light input and greater efficiency – a development that holds promise for creating more immersive augmented-reality display systems....

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Researchers Find Genetic ‘Dial’ Can Control Body Size in Pigs

May 7, 2018 | Staff

NC State researchers have demonstrated a connection between the expression of the HMGA2 gene and body size in pigs....

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Study Links Parental Support and Career Success of Children

May 2, 2018 | Staff

A recent study finds young people who get financial support from their parents have greater professional success, highlighting one way social inequality is transmitted across generations....

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METRIC Provides Access to Instrumentation

May 2, 2018 | Staff

Researchers can now access mass spectrometry instrumentation through a center that allows departments to combine resources for updating and maintaining research equipment and lab space....

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NC State’s Rodolphe Barrangou Elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 2, 2018 | Staff

CRISPR pioneer Rodolphe Barrangou has been elected to one of the world’s most prestigious and influential scientific societies....

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What the Nose Knows

April 27, 2018 | Staff

A team of researchers at NC State put the olfactory prowess of dogs to a new test – whether dogs can reliably detect certain forms of cancer....

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10th Annual Poole Showcase Highlights Student Innovation at Reynolds Coliseum

April 27, 2018 | Staff

“This showcase is one of the most visible ways that we demonstrate how we think and do at Poole,” said Annette L. Ranft, dean of the college. “We believe that offering up real-world experiences, including meaningful work with industry partners and peers from across the university, better prepares our students for long-term career success.”...

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Scratching the surface of itch

April 26, 2018 | Staff

Santosh Mishra talks with the Abstract about the basics of itching and his latest research project....

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NC State Names Kevin Howell Vice Chancellor for External Affairs, Partnerships and Economic Development

April 23, 2018 | Staff

Alumnus Kevin Howell will return to his alma mater to take a vice chancellor position....

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Textiles Students Design Sustainable Solutions

April 20, 2018 | Staff

In this senior design course, students have two semesters to create a solution to a textiles industry problem. This year, several projects focus on sustainability....

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Taking Aim at Destructive Weeds

April 20, 2018 | Staff

Palmer amaranth is one of the biggest production challenges farmers in the Southeast face. At NC State, scientists and graduate students are making progress toward lessening the weed’s impact in a range of crops. Here, we highlight the work of soon-to-graduate students Nicholas Basinger and Cole Smith....

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Wood Formation Model To Fuel Progress in Bioenergy, Paper, New Applications

April 20, 2018 | Staff

Need stronger timber, better biofuel or new sources of green chemicals? A new systems biology model built on decades of NC State research will help engineer trees for specific needs....

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Improving Public Engagement with Science Museums

April 19, 2018 | Staff

A team of computer science, education and museum researchers is launching a project to better understand how museum visitors interact with educational exhibits. The ultimate goal: helping museums capture public interest....

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Age Affects How We Predict and Respond to Stress at Home

April 19, 2018 | Staff

A recent study finds older adults are better than younger adults at anticipating stressful events at home – but not as good at using those predictions to reduce the adverse impacts of the stress....

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Partnering With Hunters, Anglers For Citizen Science

April 19, 2018 | Staff

A new citizen science project is enlisting the hunting and fishing communities to help scientists understand the basic biology of a host of fish, bird and mammal species....

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Planting A Bountiful Partnership

April 17, 2018 | Staff

NC State’s global partnerships create solutions to society’s grand challenges. That’s what Silmara Correia and Colleen Doherty seek to do in a partnership with NC State, Kansas State University and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, […]...

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