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Stories From Nov 2010

Nov 18, 2010

It’s the End of the Male As We Know Him (And Boas Feel Fine)

If the end of men is upon us, as asserted by a summer cover story in The Atlantic, you can add boa constrictors to the list of those sticking their tongues out at males as […] 

Nov 18, 2010

Khan Wins $25,000 Reynolds Prize

Dr. Saad A. Khan, Alcoa Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is the 26th recipient of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension. 

Nov 18, 2010

National 4-H Hall of Fame Inducts Proctor

Dr. Dalton Proctor, former state 4-H leader in North Carolina, was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame in an October ceremony in Chevy Chase, Md. 

Nov 17, 2010

Thanksgiving Science: Tryptophacts and Tryptophantasies

I was looking for an excuse to write about Thanksgiving science when a friend posed this question: “Can tryptophan be extracted from a turkey and then be injected directly into a human vein via syringe?” […] 

Nov 17, 2010

Bullard Explores Educational Frontiers

Dr. Lisa G. Bullard is among of 53 of the nation’s most innovative young engineering educators selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium Dec. 13-16 in Irvine, Calif. 

Nov 16, 2010

Thinking Outside the Brick

During a teaching fellowship at NC State, Ginger Dosier came up with the idea of harnessing the power of bacteria to grow bricks. Thanks to a multidisciplinary effort, the idea is becoming reality. 

Nov 16, 2010

Start It Up: Awards Honor Innovators

NC State celebrated its achievements in innovation and entrepreneurship for 2010—including 32 U.S. patents issued and four start-up companies launched—with the inaugural presentation of its Innovator of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year awards Friday. 

Nov 16, 2010

Munchin’ Around The Christmas Tree

All you out there with home gardens know what a burden it is to keep those pesky deer at bay. The sprinkling of hair clippings or hanging bars of soap (or whatever the fix du […] 

Nov 16, 2010

Oh Deer: Protecting This Year’s Christmas Tree Crop

Hair clippings, cayenne pepper and raw eggs – these are just a few of the odd ingredients  recommended to keep those pesky deer away from your backyard garden. But what about farmers who have hundreds […] 

Nov 15, 2010

Homegrown Politician

Junior Jenna Wadsworth won election to the Wake County Soil and Water Conservation District at age 21, making her the state's youngest elected official. Find out why more than 112,000 voters said, "Run, Jenna, run."