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Extraordinary Energy, Extraordinary Research

From Vice Chancellor Alan Rebar

In 1949, when NC State physics professor Clifford K. Beck envisioned a nuclear reactor on campus to support a course of study in nuclear engineering, over 90 percent of the nation’s atomic energy was directed toward military ends.


In This Issue

nuclear symbolRisks and Rewards in the Nuclear Age

It’s the carbon-free fuel that powers steam turbines on the electrical grid and helps doctors detect tumor cells. But technological challenges and national security threats have scientists working overtime to keep nuclear energy safe and reliable.

Part 1: Can Science Save America’s Nuclear Industry?

It’s the carbon-free fuel that powers steam turbines on the electrical grid and helps doctors detect tumor cells. But technological challenges and national security threats have scientists working overtime to keep nuclear energy safe and reliable.

Part 2: Data Detectives Track Down Stray Nukes

First data point: A contractor places an order for lumber, dry wall, wiring, cement, paint — all the materials you would need to build an unremarkable warehouse.


stock photo of farm machineryResearch Revolution Aims to Avert Food Crisis

The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative launches a bold, innovative effort to face down emerging threats to the world’s food security.

To satisfy the needs of a global population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, experts predict farmers must produce 70 percent more food and fiber than they do today.


stock photo - people collaboratingStrengthening Startups to Ensure Success

NC State spurs entrepreneurship by helping startups attract funding for ideas with the best commercialization potential.

Launching and running a startup company requires expertise in a dizzying range of areas: marketing, business law, accounting, computer networking, human resources, operations and sales, to name a few.


Departments

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In the Lab: Beer Brewers Abuzz Over Wild Yeast

NC State Gateway

Extraordinary Research

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Innovative Outcomes

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Outstanding Faculty

NC State student Amanda Myers examines a flexible sensor in the ASSIST Center

Emerging Researchers

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Mixed Media

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Lighter Side: Space, Bees and Bridges