Headshot of Cole Smith and Nicholas Basinger

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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Children play with a prototype of "Future Worlds."

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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How Memes Use Humor to Discredit African-American English

April 16, 2018 | Staff

A recent study finds video memes can use humor to contribute to – and reinforce – negative views of black culture....

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Finding GenX

April 16, 2018 | Staff

While searching for sources of bromide in the Cape Fear River watershed nearly five years ago, NC State environmental engineer Detlef Knappe and his team found more than they were looking for: high concentrations of a number of unexpected industrial chemicals in drinking water, including one — GenX — that has entered the popular vernacular in North Carolina....

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NC State Researchers Predict Active 2018 Hurricane Season for East Coast

April 16, 2018 | Staff

Researchers predict active 2018 hurricane season...

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Extension Announces 2018 N.C. AgVentures Grant Winners

April 13, 2018 | Staff

North Carolina AgVentures cost-share grants strengthen agriculturally dependent families and communities by supporting farm operators who have innovative plans to diversify, expand, or implement new production, marketing or distribution strategies....

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Interdisciplinary Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

April 13, 2018 | Staff

Sam Brennen-Lisko, an accounting major in the Poole College of Management, relies on the strength of her cross-functional, intergenerational project team as they seek to build a competitive solar powered vehicle....

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Using Virtual Reality to Plot Urban Green Spaces

April 12, 2018 | Staff

Research with VR goggles gives landscape designers fresh insight on how green landscapes refresh city residents....

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Faster Answers For Cattle Farmers

April 12, 2018 | Staff

Science-based solutions are reaching North Carolina’s beef cattle producers quicker, thanks to recent changes at the state’s agricultural research stations....

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Researchers Propose a Blockchain Data Network to Boost Manufacturing

April 10, 2018 | Staff

Researchers are proposing the creation of a public, open-source network that uses blockchains to share verifiable manufacturing data....

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Dani Winter in the field

Student Spotlight: Dani Winter Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 10, 2018 | Staff

NC State senior Dani Winter was named a 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellow — no surprise to those who know the hard-working, prolific and accomplished Biological and Agricultural Engineering student....

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DeCuir-Gunby to Receive NC State Alumni Association Outstanding Research Award

April 10, 2018 | Staff

Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, professor of educational psychology in the NC State College of Education, will receive the 2018-19 Alumni Association Outstanding Research Award later this month. The honor recognizes faculty who excel in the classroom, laboratory and in the field....

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Grad Student: Bug Bombs Don’t Live up to Claims

April 9, 2018 | Staff

Setting off a bug bomb may seem like an easy solution to a roach infestation, but research by an award-winning NC State alumnus shows that it may actually harm the homeowner more than the roaches....

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Dean Paul Lunn (left) with Ed Breitschwerdt, (right)

A Distinguished Professorship for an Extraordinary Scientist

April 9, 2018 | Staff

Ed Breitschwerdt, a professor of medicine and infectious diseases, came to the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982, and has influenced students in every CVM class to step through the college’s doors…...

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Student Entrepreneurs on State

Students Showcase Startup Ideas at Lulu eGames

April 3, 2018 | Staff

Student entrepreneurs take the stage at the annual Lulu eGames Thursday to present a range of innovative products and plans to potential investors....

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Ready Player Two: Virtual Reality in the Geospatial Sciences

April 2, 2018 | Staff

Ph.D. student Payam Tabrizian uses virtual reality and geospatial analytics to learn about human cognition and advance landscape design. We asked him about his current research and his predictions for the future of the field....

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