Jun 9, 2014
Public Engagement and Science Communication at NC State
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Nicolas Canete, an international student from Paraguay who recently earned his master’s degree in communication at NC State. Most NC State researchers are involved in some form […]
Feb 11, 2014
A Wealth of Wildlife, Right in the Backyard
Zoologist Roland Kays travels the world to study rare species, so he calls it a “cool surprise” to find a wealth of wildlife in the suburban backyards of Raleigh and Durham, N.C. “As scientists, we’ve […]
Feb 4, 2014
Grueling as it is, the 5-mile, 2,400-calorie Krispy Kreme Challenge is the end of a longer race for the students who organize it.
Nov 7, 2012
Navel-Gazing Researchers ID Which Species Live in Our Belly Buttons (But Don’t Know Why)
Researchers have discovered which bacteria species are most commonly found in our bellybuttons, but have still not discovered what governs which species will be found on which people. These are the first published findings of […]
Nov 5, 2012
Vote for This! ‘Self-Folding Origami’ is Finalist in SciVis Contest
I think there’s something amazing about watching a two-dimensional (2-D) sheet of plastic fold itself up into a three-dimensional (3-D) object. The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Science apparently agree, having selected a video (see […]
Oct 5, 2012
Bringing Bugs Into the Classroom
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Dr. David Buchwalter, a researcher in NC State’s Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology. Every so often, The Abstract likes to highlight outreach efforts by NC State […]
Jul 5, 2012
Researchers Seek Public’s Help to Aid Trees
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Rosemary Hallberg, of USDA’s Southern Region Integrated Pest Management Center (SRIPMC), which is housed at NC State. The SRIPMC is launching a “tiny terrors” initiative to help […]
Jun 18, 2012
Got Ticks? There’s an App for that.
We’ve all heard the stories – Mild winter! Longer tick season! Disease! Pestilence! Hide your pets and children! But it’s summer, and at some point you’re most likely going to be out and about amongst […]
Jun 13, 2012
What Exoskeletons Are Hiding in Your Closet?
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Dr. Holly Menninger, director of public science for the Your Wild Life program at NC State, which explores the biodiversity that lives on, in and around us. […]
Jun 12, 2012
Science Outreach: What Do You Need?
In recent weeks, the science community has engaged in an enormous amount of discussion about science outreach. There are calls from many people, including me, for scientists to take an active role in efforts to […]