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Nov 8, 2010

Hangin’ Around with Zach Galifianakis

From his early days of doing standup to the international spotlight in which he now resides, Zach Galifianakis has always done things his way. So when we had the opportunity to chat with him about his time on campus - including advice for current NC State students - we jumped at the chance. 

Nov 5, 2010

Extreme Makeover

Inside a makeshift garage, a team of NC State students moves hurriedly around a stripped-down SUV, working diligently under the watchful eye of three Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering graduate students. It's a race against the clock - as well as teams from 15 other universities across North America - to retool their ride into an energy-efficient, EcoCAR Challenge award winner. 

Nov 2, 2010

Strumming Up Business

Italo Leiva was struggling to learn sheet music for guitars when suddenly a light bulb went off. Specifically, a light with seven colors. So, Leiva color-coded his guitar strings to improve his skills, and now fronts a start-up business with a chance to become a big hit in the music equipment industry. 

Oct 19, 2010

Natural Born Leader

After traveling more than 5,000 miles across 10 Latin American countries over the summer, Saul Flores is more than prepared for a few side trips around the Triangle as he shares his experiences in hopes of bringing a measure of compassion and understanding to the ongoing national debate about immigration. 

Oct 11, 2010

Border Crossings

Each year, more than 1,000 students take part in NC State's Study Abroad program, crossing international borders for cultural immersion, academic study, career building and service opportunities. Thousands of photographs of stunning landscapes, unique cultural heritages and globally engaged NC State students have been taken - some of the best of which we'll share with you today. 

Oct 6, 2010

The Eyes Have It

When a team of undergrads announced the results of their senior research project, there wasn't a dry eye in the house. Literally. The five NC State biomedical engineering (BME) students had developed a special lens for patients suffering from forms of paralysis that leave them unable to blink and hydrate their eyes. 

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 27, 2010

Finding the Balance

An avid photographer and plant-propagation enthusiast, sophomore Amanda Wilkins spends her days with one foot planted knee-deep in foliage and soil and the other submerged in pictures and print as Editor-in-Chief of Technician, NC State's award-winning daily newspaper. 

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