ARPA-E Grant Will Fund NC State Research On Smart Grid Technologies
A new grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will support North Carolina State University efforts to develop new technologies essential to the development of a “smart grid” that can easily store and distribute energy […]
Take a Zipcar for a Spin
Learn about NC State’s new vehicle-share program, Zipcar, during a special event on the Brickyard from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2.
Use Your Poetic License
Forget a penny for your thoughts. How about $500 for your poetry? That's the grand prize in the Creative Writing Program's annual poetry contest.
Charron’s Civil Rights Book Honored
Dr. Katherine Mellen Charron’s book, Freedom’s Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark, was selected as the best book of South Carolina history published in the preceding calendar year.
Into The Void: Boosting LED Energy Efficiency
LEDs are already vaunted as an energy-efficient technology for lighting, but new research shows that their efficiency can be increased by a factor of two. A paper describing the work shows that the secret is to decrease the number of […]
Hardware, Software Advances Help Protect Operating Systems From Attack
The operating system (OS) is the backbone of your computer. If the OS is compromised, attackers can take over your computer – or crash it. Now researchers at North Carolina State University have developed an efficient system that utilizes hardware […]
Eye on the Future
Chancellor Randy Woodson gets to the heart of the strategic planning process Thursday with a forum on ideas that could lead to big changes in the way NC State does business. Read the white papers and weigh in.
At Your Service
Senior engineering major Justin Boucher (right) didn't spend Spring Break 2010 toting beach chairs and downing frosty beverages. Instead, he joined a group of classmates on an Alternative Spring Break trip to Nicaragua, where he transformed cinderblocks, bags of mortar and wheelbarrows of dirt into sinks, showers and washing stations for needy local residents.
NC State Teams Up for Sustainable Growth
NC State experts teamed up to deliver an award-winning guidebook, online curriculum and workshops on how to protect the state’s natural resources during times of growth.
Voiding Defects: New Technique Makes LED Lighting More Efficient
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are an increasingly popular technology for use in energy-efficient lighting. Researchers from North Carolina State University have now developed a new technique that reduces defects in the gallium nitride (GaN) films used to create LEDs, making them […]