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Stories From Jun 2010

Jun 30, 2010

Secrets of the Yow Sisterhood

Wolfpack Athletics Director Debbie Yow shares vivid memories of basketball rivalries with her older sister, Kay, and younger sister, Susan. 

Jun 30, 2010

Hunting For (Software) Bugs

If you know how to type, you’ve probably made a typo at some point. Normally it’s no big deal. But imagine you’re a computer programmer, churning out line after line of code. That’s when a […] 

Jun 30, 2010

New Technique Improves Efficiency Of Biofuel Production

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a more efficient technique for producing biofuels from woody plants that significantly reduces the waste that results from conventional biofuel production techniques. The technique is a significant […] 

Jun 30, 2010

Carter Regional Scientist of Year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that Dr. Thomas E. “Tommy” Carter is this year’s South Atlantic Area Senior Research Scientist of the Year 

Jun 29, 2010

Rock Can Roll

In continuing NC State's mission to assist and serve those beyond the borders of our campus, Student Government, the Union Activities Board and WKNC 88.1 came together last week with a singular goal in mind - cranking up the volume to help a local food bank fight hunger across 34 North Carolina counties. 

Jun 29, 2010

Study Shows Age Doesn’t Necessarily Affect Decisions

Many people believe that getting older means losing a mental edge, leading to poor decision-making. But a new study from North Carolina State University shows that when it comes to making intuitive decisions – using […] 

Jun 28, 2010

Bottomley Wins IEEE Award

Dr. Laura J. Bottomley, director of the Engineering Place outreach program, received a Meritorious Service Award in Informal Education from the Educational Activities Board of technical professional association IEEE. 

Jun 28, 2010

Engineering Society Honors Felder

Dr. Richard M. Felder received a Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Engineering Education’s Educational Research and Methods Division. 

Jun 28, 2010

Police, Poison and Peace

Caldwell Fellow Saul Flores survived an encounter with a poison dart frog and an hour-long police interrogation before skirting the dangerous border region between Colombia and Panama along the coast and arriving in Costa Rica yesterday. 

Jun 28, 2010

More Food From Marginal Lands? Perennial Grains Hold Promise Where Annuals Lag

The world needs more food for its growing population, but risks overtaxing the croplands where much of the world’s food is grown. How then to provide more food while keeping a fragile ecosystem safe? A […]