Stories From 2010

Dec 2, 2010

Emmy-Winning Fare

New York City taxis can empty your pockets, but on Discovery Channel’s hit game show "Cash Cab," passengers get paid. NC State alum Greg Volk has won Emmy awards for writing the show's challenging questions about history and current events.

Dec 1, 2010

Wilson Wins Teaching Award

Dr. Elizabeth B. Wilson, associate professor of agricultural and extension education, received a 2010 Regional Teaching Award at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities annual meeting in Dallas.

Dec 1, 2010

Why You Would Put A Radar In Your Shoe

When I was a kid, I thought it was pretty cool that Maxwell Smart had a phone in his shoe. That’s old hat these days, but researchers have now developed more advanced podiatric technology: the shoe radar. And, yes, there’s […]

Dec 1, 2010

GPS Not Working? A Shoe Radar May Help You Find Your Way

The prevalence of global positioning system (GPS) devices in everything from cars to cell phones has almost made getting lost a thing of the past. But what do you do when your GPS isn’t working? Researchers from North Carolina State […]

Dec 1, 2010

Arden Named NC State University’s Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Warwick A. Arden has been named provost and executive vice chancellor at North Carolina State University. The appointment was made by Chancellor Randy Woodson and approved today in a meeting of the NC State Board of Trustees’ Academic Affairs […]

Nov 30, 2010

Homeless for a Week

After taking time to talk with a homeless man downtown, alum Will Langley wondered what he could do to help the growing number of people living on the street. For the next seven days, the graphic designer will share their stories as he lives out of his car.

Nov 30, 2010

Dispatches From The North Pole: The Science of Santa’s List

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of occasional dispatches from Dr. Larry Silverberg, a researcher at NC State who is leading a visiting scholars program at Santa’s Workshop-North Pole Labs (NPL). Dr. Silverberg is an expert in […]

Nov 30, 2010

Campus Enterprises Generates Scholarship Money

Campus Enterprises, the university’s retail and hospitality division, recently donated $1 million to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for merit and need-based scholarships.

Nov 29, 2010

Day Wins Science Education Award

Judy Benton Day, assistant director for undergraduate research, received the 2010 Herman and Emma Gatling Award for Outstanding Science Education Leadership in North Carolina.

Nov 29, 2010

Hitting the Road

For the next seven days, NC State alum and Raleigh-based graphic designer Will Langley, armed with only a $20 bill and a full tank of gas, is taking to the streets to raise the profile of the growing number of unsheltered homeless residents facing daily, harsh realities in our local community.