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Oct 3, 2010

A Different Take

Since 2002, countless professors and thousands of university students had pored over the leading introductory electrodynamics textbook used today. But something in a recent lesson didn't ring true to physics doctoral student David Babson, who realized - and confirmed - an inconsistency in the text, related to one of the field's most basic principles. 

Sep 30, 2010

[Kitchen] Space: The Final Frontier

It's likely your grandchildren will thank Matthew Gilbride for all that extra countertop space in the year 2060. The industrial design grad student's award-winning concept may seem like something out of a Jetsons cartoon, but there's a lot of practical research behind it. 

Sep 15, 2010

Standing Out

Job recruiters looking to hire the nation's best trained and well prepared students to fill vacancies in today's improving job market ranked NC State among the 20 best universities in the country, according to a recent survey in The Wall Street Journal

Sep 9, 2010

Video Visionaries

Armed with the latest gear and a passion for storytelling, advanced video students like senior communication major Will Lamb are able to gain hands-on experience in all aspects of the constantly evolving industry - and land solid internship and job offers as well. 

Jun 4, 2010

High-Speed Learning

Armed with big dreams for tiny, ladybug-inspired vehicles to those that recall the sleek lines of Japanese drift cars, middle- and high-school students from around the region raced their way through NC State's first Sustainable Transportation Education Program (STEP), held outside the McKimmon Center. 

Jun 1, 2010

No Fear

Although no university had ever won the Urban Land Institute's national design competition on its first attempt, a team of grad students fielded by NC State had ideas of doing just that. And when the dust settled, the quintet's family-centered plan earned top honors, rising above 116 entries - including those from Ivy-League heavyweights Penn and Harvard. 

May 12, 2010

Stand and Deliver

Each semester, one NC State student is selected to speak on behalf of the entire graduating class. Before the 2010 spring commencement ceremony, we sat down with biological sciences and international studies double major Lianne Gonsalves, who reflected on everything from the Krispy Kreme Challenge to anthropological research in Guatemala. 

May 5, 2010

Hooked on Science

On April 27, Dr. Trudy Mackay became our ninth current faculty member to gain election to the National Academy of Sciences, an honor that speaks to the significance of her 22 years of work at NC State. Today, she discusses her passion for science and her ability to equip students with the knowledge they need to succeed both in and outside the laboratory. 

May 3, 2010

Promising Future

Political science major Ericka Aiken will graduate with no debt, armed with a slew of offers from some of the nation's top law schools. She, along with 84 of her fellow graduates, is part of the inaugural class of NC State's Pack Promise program, which guarantees qualifying students 100 percent of financial aid requirements. 

Apr 20, 2010

Skeleton Crew

The renovated Park Shops building has everything NC State students need to dig into the past: new workspaces, spacious anthropology labs and plenty of skeletons - in the closet and elsewhere. Now, students can bone up on even the most minute details in pursuit of careers ranging from forensics to archaeology, with little concern of classroom overcrowding.