Melissa Marshall

Melissa Marshall’s “Powerful Presentations”

January 25, 2019 | Staff

The Research Leadership Academy (RLA) has spent the past few years creating impactful faculty-led and -driven events across NC State’s campus. The most recent RLA-hosted event starred science communicator Melissa Marshall....

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Researchers Create Algorithm to Predict PEDV Outbreaks

January 24, 2019 | Staff

PEDV is a virus that causes high mortality rates in preweaned piglets. The virus emerged in the U.S. in 2013 and by 2014 had infected approximately 50 percent of breeding herds…...

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Local Students Talk to NASA Astronaut, Build Robots

January 22, 2019 | Staff

The FIRST LEGO League is a collaboration between the LEGO Group – yes, the ones who make the toys beloved by kids of all ages – and the FIRST nonprofit, which was created to inspire youth to pursue further studies and careers in science and technology, and to help students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to compete in the technologically-driven global economy. ...

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Graduate Student Kevin Singer Receives NASPA Research Award

January 22, 2019 | Staff

Kevin Singer, a doctoral student in the NC State College of Education, has received the 2019 Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education Research Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)....

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Ancient Carpet Shark Discovered with ‘Spaceship-Shaped’ Teeth

January 21, 2019 | Staff

A small prehistoric shark with spaceship-shaped teeth takes its name from the video game Galaga....

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Reinforcement Learning Expedites ‘Tuning’ of Robotic Prosthetics

January 17, 2019 | Staff

New research may allow patients to walk with prosthetic legs in minutes, rather than the hours...

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Research Finds Serious Problems With Forensic Software

January 14, 2019 | Staff

New research finds significant flaws in recently released forensic software....

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

January 9, 2019 | Staff

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....

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

January 9, 2019 | Staff

Fifty high school students in four high-poverty school districts in rural North Carolina will soon have the opportunity to engage with mentors studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subject areas thanks to a newly funded National Science Foundation grant awarded to NC State College of Education faculty and staff....

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NC State Names Executive Director, Chief Scientist for IBM Q Hub

January 8, 2019 | Staff

NC State recently named two leaders for the new IBM Quantum Computing Hub on Centennial Campus....

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Rebar to Retire From Office of Research and Innovation

December 12, 2018 | Staff

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....

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Tackling Listeria: New Study Reveals Hypervirulent Strains and Emerging Clones

December 11, 2018 | Staff

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....

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Saving By The Barrel

December 10, 2018 | Staff

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

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How Big Can Snowflakes Be?

December 7, 2018 | Staff

Snowflakes can get pretty darn big....

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

Who, Exactly, Are These People?

December 6, 2018 | Staff

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

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Fulbright American Security Seminar Highlights NC State Expertise

December 5, 2018 | Staff

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....

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

December 1, 2018 | Staff

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....

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Do Insects Fart? (They Sure Do!)

November 29, 2018 | Staff

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

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Salmonella, Gene Swapping and Antibiotic Resistance: Five Questions with Sid Thakur

November 28, 2018 | Staff

Sid Thakur compared the genomes of over 200 different strains of Salmonella, looking for genetic similarities across strains. He spoke with the Abstract about what this work can tell us, and how it may help to keep us and our food supply safe....

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Rodolphe Barrangou supervises a graduate student in their NC State lab

Defining the Future of CRISPR

November 28, 2018 | Staff

NC State food scientist Rodolphe Barrangou is earning worldwide attention for his work with one of science’s most revolutionary technologies....

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