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Sep 24, 2014 | Faculty and Staff

NELA Scores $2 Million Grant

A program that trains principals for rural schools picked up two honors: a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and an award for effectiveness from the University Council for Educational Administration. 

Sep 24, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Researchers Aim to Improve Educational Software through Speech and Emotion Detection

North Carolina State University researchers have won a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to improve educational software by enabling it to assess facial expression, body language, speech and other cues to better […] 

Jun 5, 2014

Remote Lab Allows ‘Hands-On’ Testing of Antennas From Thousands of Miles Away

Imagine a lab that gives scientists the opportunity to do “hands-on” testing from thousands of miles away. Researchers at NC State have created a remotely-controlled testing facility that allows students, professors and private companies from […] 

Feb 5, 2014

Emerging Issues Forum to Focus on Teachers, Teacher Quality

National education experts and policy leaders will join N.C. leaders to discuss how teacher quality impacts educational outcomes at the 29th annual Emerging Issues Forum. This year’s forum, titled “Teachers and the Great Economic Debate,” […] 

Jan 16, 2014

NC State Chancellor Visits White House; Announces New Initiative to Increase College Enrollment for Low-Income Students

At a White House gathering of leaders in higher education, North Carolina State University Chancellor Randy Woodson today unveils the university’s plan to help low-income students enroll and succeed in college. The plan, dubbed the […] 

Jan 8, 2014

Study Shows ‘Readability’ Scores Are Largely Inaccurate

Teachers, parents and textbook companies use technical “readability” formulas to determine how difficult reading materials are and to set reading levels by age group. But new research from North Carolina State University shows that the […] 

Nov 18, 2013

Researchers Design Interactive Software to Target Teen Alcohol Use

If you want teens to avoid risky behavior, you can’t just give teenagers the facts – you have to get them to engage with the information, feel motivated to change, and have the confidence and […] 

Oct 4, 2013

NC State Wins $4.7 Million Grant to Expand Rural School Leadership Program

North Carolina State University will use a $4.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand its efforts to train principals and assistant principals for hard-to-staff school districts in the northeastern region of […] 

Sep 27, 2013

NC State Announces $50 Million Gift From Park Foundation

Chancellor Randy Woodson announced today a $50 million gift from the Park Foundation – the largest single contribution in NC State’s 126-year history – that will go toward permanently funding the university’s prestigious Park Scholarships […] 

Sep 25, 2013

The 21st Century Professor: Evaluating the Future of Instruction in Higher Education

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Jeff Braden, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of psychology at NC State. Braden is leading a study, funded by the Bill […]