Secrets of the Yow Sisterhood
Wolfpack Athletics Director Debbie Yow shares vivid memories of basketball rivalries with her older sister, Kay, and younger sister, Susan.
Hunting For (Software) Bugs
If you know how to type, you’ve probably made a typo at some point. Normally it’s no big deal. But imagine you’re a computer programmer, churning out line after line of code. That’s when a simple typo can create a […]
New Technique Improves Efficiency Of Biofuel Production
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a more efficient technique for producing biofuels from woody plants that significantly reduces the waste that results from conventional biofuel production techniques. The technique is a significant step toward creating a commercially […]
Carter Regional Scientist of Year
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that Dr. Thomas E. “Tommy” Carter is this year’s South Atlantic Area Senior Research Scientist of the Year
Rock Can Roll
In continuing NC State's mission to assist and serve those beyond the borders of our campus, Student Government, the Union Activities Board and WKNC 88.1 came together last week with a singular goal in mind - cranking up the volume to help a local food bank fight hunger across 34 North Carolina counties.
Study Shows Age Doesn’t Necessarily Affect Decisions
Many people believe that getting older means losing a mental edge, leading to poor decision-making. But a new study from North Carolina State University shows that when it comes to making intuitive decisions – using your “gut instincts” – older […]
Bottomley Wins IEEE Award
Dr. Laura J. Bottomley, director of the Engineering Place outreach program, received a Meritorious Service Award in Informal Education from the Educational Activities Board of technical professional association IEEE.
Engineering Society Honors Felder
Dr. Richard M. Felder received a Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Engineering Education’s Educational Research and Methods Division.
Police, Poison and Peace
Caldwell Fellow Saul Flores survived an encounter with a poison dart frog and an hour-long police interrogation before skirting the dangerous border region between Colombia and Panama along the coast and arriving in Costa Rica yesterday.
More Food From Marginal Lands? Perennial Grains Hold Promise Where Annuals Lag
The world needs more food for its growing population, but risks overtaxing the croplands where much of the world’s food is grown. How then to provide more food while keeping a fragile ecosystem safe? A “Policy Forum” paper in the […]