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Stories From Jun 2011

Jun 21, 2011

Grad Students Complete Teaching Institute

Thirty graduate students completed NC State’s first Summer Teaching Institute to learn the fundamentals of teaching in a college classroom. 

Jun 16, 2011

A Clever Solution: Sensors That Repair Themselves

I love it when someone comes up with an ingenious solution to a problem, like the self-healing sensor discussed in a paper that came out this month. I won’t go into the entire sensor, but […] 

Jun 16, 2011

Schroeder’s Retirement Reception June 24

A retirement reception Friday, June 24 will honor Carol Schroeder, director of the University Career Center, who is retiring after 25 years of service. 

Jun 16, 2011

Woodson on the Budget

Chancellor Woodson provides information about the new state budget, although its full impact on NC State is not known. 

Jun 16, 2011

Apply Now for Leadership Program

The university's Pathways Leadership Development Program is accepting applications through July 1. 

Jun 15, 2011

Gaming’s Crystal Ball

Video games are more popular than ever. The online role-playing game World of Warcraft (WoW) alone has more than 11 million registered players. And generating new content to keep those players involved can be a challenge. But now NC State researchers have developed a way to predict what players will do next – and that can help video-game designers give the players exactly what they want. 

Jun 15, 2011

What Is 3D Printing? And How Does It Work?

Three-dimensional (3D) printing holds promise for a wide variety of applications, from biomedical implants to space exploration. But when a friend asked me how it worked, I had no idea. It was a perfect excuse […] 

Jun 15, 2011

Alum Gives to Help Attract Top Faculty

S. Frank Culberson, a chemical engineering alumnus, and his wife, Doris, have pledged $1 million over five years to establish two professorships in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. 

Jun 15, 2011

Professor Funds Physics Endowment

A $1 million endowment from longtime faculty member John S. Risley and his wife, Dellaine, will fund a physics professorship. 

Jun 15, 2011

New Sensor To Measure Structural Stresses Can Heal Itself When Broken

Researchers from North Carolina State University have designed a sensor that can measure strain in structural materials and is capable of healing itself – an important advance for collecting data to help us make informed […]