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Stories From Mar 2010

Mar 31, 2010

Meeting the Grand Challenges

NC State builds leaders. Just ask freshman Brian Schuster, who helped plan an international event attended by a legendary entrepreneur, two college deans and his fellow students, each armed with big ideas ranging from the creation of easy-to-use blood-counting devices to providing nuclear-based heat to remote Alaskan communities. 

Mar 31, 2010

Electroactive Polymer Design Opens Door To ‘Full Screen’ Displays For The Blind

Imagine if your computer only allowed you to see one line at a time, no matter what you were doing – reading e-mail, looking at a Web site, doing research. That’s the challenge facing blind […] 

Mar 30, 2010

Day By Day: Why We Forget To Take Our Medicine, And What We Can Do About It

For many people, remembering to take a daily medication can be the difference between life and death. Yet, people forget all the time. Now a landmark study from North Carolina State University has found that […] 

Mar 29, 2010

Scorpion Venom Provides Clues to Cause, Treatment of Pancreatitis

A Brazilian scorpion has provided researchers at North Carolina State University and East Carolina University insight into venom’s effects on the ability of certain cells to release critical components. The findings may prove useful in […] 

Mar 29, 2010

Time Traveler

In video games, the concept of the "do-over" is familiar to players: replaying a level or situation again, using knowledge from previous tries to get it right. Doctoral student Chris Hazard has taken that idea to the next level with his groundbreaking game Achron, generating buzz with gamers and interest from the U.S. Army. 

Mar 25, 2010

Melton Heads Crop Science

Dr. Tom Melton, assistant director of Cooperative Extension and director of the National Science Foundation Center for Integrated Pest Management, been named interim head of the Department of Crop Science in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. 

Mar 25, 2010

Martin Leads Budget Office

Joy Martin has been named interim assistant dean for finance and business in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Mar 25, 2010

Guion Named Assistant Dean

Dr. Lisa Guion has been named assistant dean for diversity, outreach and engagement in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Mar 25, 2010

Veterinary Faculty Honored

Dr. Richard Mansmann and Dr. Martin Liebstein-Bellia were honored by professional organizations. 

Mar 25, 2010

First Step

Matt Shipman earns national recognition for his efforts to help victims of domestic violence. Find out how you can help, too.