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Aug 26, 2014 | The Abstract

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Joel Ducoste

Engineering professor Joel Ducoste, who works to keep drinking water clean and safe, describes how his lifelong passion for discovery has fueled his research around the world. 

Aug 12, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Researchers Roll Out Free Software to Advance Computer Chip Design

Engineering researchers have developed new software, called FreePDK15, to facilitate chip design – and are making it freely available in order to foster new research focused on pushing the frontiers of computer technology. “State-of-the-art transistors […] 

Aug 5, 2014

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Emily Griffiths

Editor’s note: This post was written by Emily Griffiths, a postdoctoral researcher in NC State’s Department of Entomology. She also writes Emily’s Dengue Blog. This post is an entry in an ongoing series that we […] 

Jul 30, 2014

Urbanization: Good for Pests, Bad for Trees

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Steve Frank, an assistant professor of entomology at NC State.The post first appeared on Frank’s blog, Insect Ecology and Integrated Pest Management. My wife is from a […] 

Jul 29, 2014

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Àngels de Luis Balaguer

Editor’s note: This post was written by Àngels de Luis Balaguer, a postdoctoral researcher in plant biology at NC State (who also earned her Ph.D. in electrical engineering at NC State). The post is an […] 

Jul 21, 2014

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Meghan Hegarty-Craver

Editor’s note: This post was written by Meghan Hegarty-Craver, a postdoctoral researcher in NC State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The post is an entry in an ongoing series that we hope will highlight […] 

Jul 15, 2014

Cretaceous Cold Case No. 5: When Evidence Dries Up

This is the fifth post in a series called “Cretaceous Cold Cases” in which the science of taphonomy, or prehistoric forensics, is explained by fascinating cases from the files of Terry “Bucky” Gates, a research […] 

Jul 10, 2014

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Nadia Singh

Editor’s note: This post was written by Nadia Singh, an assistant professor of biological sciences at NC State. The post is an entry in an ongoing series that we hope will highlight the diversity of […] 

Jul 8, 2014

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Xiaohui Gu

Editor’s note: This post was written by Xiaohui (Helen) Gu, an associate professor of computer science at NC State. The post is an entry in an ongoing series that we hope will highlight the diversity […] 

Jul 1, 2014

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Ahmad Alsabbagh

Editor’s note: This post was written by Ahmad Alsabbagh, who recently completed his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering at NC State. The post is an entry in an ongoing series that we hope will highlight the […]