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Stories From Jan 2011

Jan 27, 2011

ARPA-E Grant Will Fund NC State Research On Smart Grid Technologies

A new grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will support North Carolina State University efforts to develop new technologies essential to the development of a “smart grid” that can […] 

Jan 27, 2011

Take a Zipcar for a Spin

Learn about NC State’s new vehicle-share program, Zipcar, during a special event on the Brickyard from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2. 

Jan 26, 2011

Use Your Poetic License

Forget a penny for your thoughts. How about $500 for your poetry? That's the grand prize in the Creative Writing Program's annual poetry contest. 

Jan 26, 2011

Charron’s Civil Rights Book Honored

Dr. Katherine Mellen Charron’s book, Freedom’s Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark, was selected as the best book of South Carolina history published in the preceding calendar year. 

Jan 26, 2011

Into The Void: Boosting LED Energy Efficiency

LEDs are already vaunted as an energy-efficient technology for lighting, but new research shows that their efficiency can be increased by a factor of two. A paper describing the work shows that the secret is […] 

Jan 26, 2011

Hardware, Software Advances Help Protect Operating Systems From Attack

The operating system (OS) is the backbone of your computer. If the OS is compromised, attackers can take over your computer – or crash it. Now researchers at North Carolina State University have developed an […] 

Jan 25, 2011

Eye on the Future

Chancellor Randy Woodson gets to the heart of the strategic planning process Thursday with a forum on ideas that could lead to big changes in the way NC State does business. Read the white papers and weigh in. 

Jan 25, 2011

At Your Service

Senior engineering major Justin Boucher (right) didn't spend Spring Break 2010 toting beach chairs and downing frosty beverages. Instead, he joined a group of classmates on an Alternative Spring Break trip to Nicaragua, where he transformed cinderblocks, bags of mortar and wheelbarrows of dirt into sinks, showers and washing stations for needy local residents. 

Jan 25, 2011

NC State Teams Up for Sustainable Growth

NC State experts teamed up to deliver an award-winning guidebook, online curriculum and workshops on how to protect the state’s natural resources during times of growth. 

Jan 25, 2011

Voiding Defects: New Technique Makes LED Lighting More Efficient

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are an increasingly popular technology for use in energy-efficient lighting. Researchers from North Carolina State University have now developed a new technique that reduces defects in the gallium nitride (GaN) films used […]