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Technology Helps Transform NC State Agricultural Tests

October 10, 2018 | Staff

NC State is making fast technological strides when it comes to gathering and reporting data from North Carolina’s Official Variety Program. ...

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IEI First in Future: Sharon Paynter, East Carolina University

October 9, 2018 | Staff

First in Future: Where Emerging Ideas Take Flight is a weekly program from the Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) at NC State University that connects you with people…...

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A sunny vineyard.

For Wineries, Competition Boosts Profits From Sustainability

October 8, 2018 | Staff

An international study finds that the more sustainability practices a winery has in place, the better its financial performance – and the effect is enhanced when a winery perceives significant pressure from competitors....

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Approach Paves Way For New Generation of Antimicrobial Materials

October 8, 2018 | Staff

Researchers have successfully developed materials with the ability to render bacteria and viruses inactive using only ambient oxygen and visible-wavelength light. The new approach opens the door to a range of new products aimed at reducing the transmission of drug-resistant pathogens....

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A cracked highway disappears into flood waters.

Assessing How Florence Affected the Very Ground We Stand On

October 8, 2018 | Staff

After Florence, experts moved in to assess the damage. NC State’s Brina Montoya was one of them....

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NC State Education Graduate Student Earns Obenauf Award for Research

October 4, 2018 | Staff

Kayla Norville ’14 MED, a doctoral student in the NC State College of Education’s learning and teaching STEM program, received the Dr. Patricia A. Obenauf Graduate Student Research Presentation Award for her work in studying the influence in-service teachers have on pre-service science teachers....

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Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Now Accepting Pre-Proposals

October 3, 2018 | Staff

Now is the time for faculty to submit pre-proposals for Chancellor’s Innovation Fund awards, which support short-term commercially focused research projects....

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New Electric Car Charger is More Efficient, 10 Times Smaller Than Current Tech

October 3, 2018 | Staff

A new electric vehicle fast charger is at least 10 times smaller than existing systems and wastes 60 percent less power during the charging process, without sacrificing the charging time....

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Complex Factors Can Drive the Emergence and Evolution of Plant Pathogens

October 3, 2018 | Staff

New research sheds light on factors that contribute to the rise — and spread — of plant diseases....

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NC State Mathematicians Earn $2.1M Research Grant to Study Randomized Algorithms

October 2, 2018 | Staff

The team will work to address challenges in scientific computing and to train students in how to effectively communicate their research....

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NC State Statistician Earns NSF Research Grant to Improve STEM Diversity

October 2, 2018 | Staff

NC State’s Marcia Gumpertz is working with researchers from three N.C. institutions to improve pathways to success for minority doctoral students in STEM fields....

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CTE Fellows

$2 Million Grant from ECMC Foundation Will Enhance Research on Career and Technical Education

October 2, 2018 | Staff

The ECMC Foundation has awarded the NC State College of Education a $2 million, three-year grant to enhance and strengthen postsecondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) research at universities nationwide through the establishment of the CTE Research Program at NC State-Sponsored by ECMC Foundation....

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Centennial Campus Bee Apiary: Partnerships for a Sustainable Future

October 1, 2018 | Morgan

Last spring, a community apiary home to 150,000 honeybees opened on NC State’s Centennial Campus. Founded by an NC State alumna, Bee Downtown installed and maintains the apiary to help rebuild healthy honey bee populations. The bees have produced the most honey of any Bee Downtown apiary and is one of the most frequently visited....

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Paul Mugge, CIMS executive director, discusses next steps of the project with ACA members during an August 2018 progress update meeting at NC State.

CIMS-led Project Builds on IBM Watson Technology to Help Advance Sustainability in Coatings Industry

October 1, 2018 | Staff

CIMS team is applying NC State’s data science expertise to help American Coatings Association achieve sustainability goals...

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CVM Equine Research Projects Receive USEA Funding

September 30, 2018 | Staff

Studies from Lauren Schnabel, CVM assistant professor of equine orthopedic surgery, and Jessica Gilbertie, a graduate student and member of Schnabel’s research lab, have been approved for funding by the USEA’s Board of Governors....

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Dr. Michael Kudenov and graduate student work in Optical Sensing Lab.

In our labs

September 28, 2018 | Staff

A helium neon laser, Nikon imaging lenses, Horiba micro-HR motorized monochromator, and a DLP-based arbitrary spectrum generator. These are just some of the optical sensing and spectral measurement tools you will find in the Optical Sensing Lab (OSL)....

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A bright idea

September 28, 2018 | Staff

The NSF FREEDM Systems Center marks 10 years of innovation on how we use electricity....

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With $28M+ in Grants Awarded in FY2018, NC State Education Faculty Set New Record

September 27, 2018 | Staff

NC State College of Education faculty were awarded 44 research grants by external sources in FY2018 totaling $28,038,462. That is the most in grants awarded to faculty in a single year in the college’s 91-year history....

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Sunflower Pollen Has Medicinal, Protective Effects on Bees

September 26, 2018 | Staff

If you’re looking to keep bees healthy from harmful pathogens, it might be time to call in the sunflowers....

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Minogue Receives NSF Grant to Reimagine Physics Teaching in Preservice Educators

September 25, 2018 | Staff

Associate Professor James Minogue will receive $733,000 over three years as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) EHR Core Research grant entitled “Preservice Educators Reimagining Core Experiences in Physics Teaching (PERCEPT).” The grant targets two focal areas of the EHR Core Research program: STEM learning and learning environment and STEM workforce development....

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