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Stories From Apr 2010

Apr 30, 2010

Biofuels, Hold The Sugar

Imagine if we could make biofuels anywhere, without having to worry about biofuel crops competing with food crops. Well, the feds are now funding research that would make that possible. Modern biofuels are largely made […] 

Apr 30, 2010

NC State Wins ARPA-E Grant To Study Extremophile Production Of Biofuels

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) has awarded a grant for more than $2.7 million to North Carolina State University to support research into the creation of biofuels using microbial organisms, […] 

Apr 30, 2010

Suggs to Lead Alumni Association

Alum Benny Suggs rides back into Raleigh to lead the NC State Alumni Association. The retired Navy admiral is general manager of the Harley Owners Group. 

Apr 29, 2010

Becoming Mr. Wuf

Zach Jones always wanted to be a hapless cartoon animal with a dangerous lifestyle and endless vitality. He was living the dream this weekend, on a quest to become the legendary Mr. Wuf. Is Zach mascot material? Follow along as the NC State freshman went under the mask, and see how his journey turned out. 

Apr 29, 2010

Dude, Where’s My Starbucks?

What is important to you when looking into a new job? Benefits? Salary? Vacation? Location? You might be surprised to learn that like Realtors, the mantra “location, location, location” also rings true for teachers and […] 

Apr 28, 2010

Tucker Hall Working Off Waste

Tucker Residence Hall has been selected to participate in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s first national “Working off the Waste” competition. 

Apr 28, 2010

Budget Gauntlet

Gov. Bev Perdue's budget proposal kicks off the rough-and-tumble budget season. In the shadow of the capitol, NC State is preparing for a range of possible scenarios.  

Apr 28, 2010

NC State Residence Hall Selected to Compete in National Building Competition

North Carolina State University’s Tucker Residence Hall has been selected to participate in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) first national “Working off the Waste” competition among commercial buildings to save energy and fight climate […] 

Apr 28, 2010

NC State Researchers to Evaluate Technology Use in K-12 Classrooms

School districts across the state are investing millions of dollars into instructional technology for K-12 schools in hopes of better preparing students to work and live in the 21st century. But are the technology and […] 

Apr 28, 2010

Connecting The Nanodots

Picture a really big library. Imagine that it contains 2.5 million books, and that each of those books is 400 pages long. Now imagine that you could fit ALL of those books onto a computer […]