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Stories From 2009

Dec 23, 2009

The Science of Santa

Santa skeptics have long considered St. Nick’s ability to deliver toys to the world’s good girls and boys in the course of one night a scientific impossibility. But new research shows that Santa is able to make his appointed rounds through the pioneering use of cutting-edge science and technology, explains NC State professor Dr. Larry Silverberg. 

Dec 22, 2009

Shape Shifters: NC State Creates New Breed Of Antennas

Antennas aren’t just for listening to the radio anymore. They’re used in everything from cell phones to GPS devices. Research from North Carolina State University is revolutionizing the field of antenna design – creating shape-shifting […] 

Dec 17, 2009

NC State’s Todd Klaenhammer Named AAAS Fellow

Dr. Todd R. Klaenhammer of Raleigh, a North Carolina State University Distinguished University Professor and William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences, the Department of Microbiology and the […] 

Dec 17, 2009

Winter Weather Advisory

A winter storm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for Wake County until noon Wednesday, March 3. North Carolina State University officials are monitoring the situation for how a storm may impact […] 

Dec 17, 2009

NC State To Hold Commencement Ceremonies Dec. 19

North Carolina State University will confer more than 3,000 degrees on graduating students during its fall commencement exercises, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, in the RBC Center in Raleigh. Media coverage is welcomed. […] 

Dec 16, 2009

Turning the Tassel

On Saturday, Dec. 19, NC State sent its next group of talented, high-acheiving graduates into the world - students who have created lifelong memories and bonds on our campus while gaining the toolsand education they need to further pursue service, dreams and ambitions. Senior Emma Norton, who addressed her fellow graduates at commencement, spoke to us about what the time she's spent at NC State has meant to her as she prepares to take the next step in life. 

Dec 15, 2009

A Year of Big Ideas

In 2009, our faculty and staff strove to advance research, education and service in a time of limited resources. But despite the challenges, it was most certainly a productive year on campus, where our community of more than 31,000 students and nearly 8,000 faculty and staff continued to fulfill the promise of this institution through groundbreaking discoveries, lifesaving research and pioneering innovations. As we move forward to 2010, join us in reliving some of NC State’s best ideas and advances from 2009. 

Dec 15, 2009

Registration Open For NC State’s Encore Spring Semester Courses, Trips

North Carolina State University’s Encore Center for Lifelong Enrichment, which offers a variety of non-credit programs for adults aged 50 and older, has begun registration for its spring 2010 courses, trips and events, which run […] 

Dec 15, 2009

Study Shows Health Care Spending Spurs Economic Growth

As the national discussion of health care focuses on costs, a new study from North Carolina State University shows that it might be more accurate to think of health care spending as an investment that […] 

Dec 14, 2009

STEM Gets Greener

Can building model cars really help create the next generation of electric vehicle designers and engineers? Researchers at North Carolina State University think so. Through a recent grant, they will develop a curriculum that uses […]