Stories From Feb 2011

Feb 28, 2011

On the Waterfront

An oversized Whoopee cushion, several superheroes and an assortment of costumed critters joined their 'human' classmates for Saturday's Polar Plunge - an icy dip into NC State's Lake Raleigh - to help raise more than $60,000 for Special Olympics North Carolina.

Feb 28, 2011

Scientific Serendipity

In an interesting bit of scientific serendipity, researchers at North Carolina State University have found that a chemical compound useful for studying the origins of intestinal birth defects may also inhibit the growth and spread of cancerous tumors. During the […]

Feb 28, 2011

Stretched Rubber Offers Simpler Method For Assembling Nanowires

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a cheap and easy method for assembling nanowires, controlling their alignment and density. The researchers hope the findings will foster additional research into a range of device applications using nanowires, from nanoelectronics […]

Feb 26, 2011

Finely Tuned

Each spring, mtvU seeks to recognize the nation's best college radio station with a 'Woodie Award.' Not only has our own WKNC 88.1 FM been nominated for top honors, NC State's home to all things eclectic sits squarely in mtvU's 'Top 10.'

Feb 25, 2011

Gubbins to Receive Medal

Dr. Keith E. Gubbins, chemical and biomolecular engineering professor, will receive the 2012 Foundations of Molecular Modeling and Simulation Medal.

Feb 25, 2011

Off the Hook: Lead, Serve, and Find a Great Deal! (2.24.11)

Deadlines are fast approaching to apply for elected student leadership positions, and our part of the NCSSM-led, Guinness world-record-breaking canned food drive is right around the corner! And, did I mention that NC State has – once again – been named one of the nation's best college values?

Feb 24, 2011

NC State Receives $3 Million Grant to Root Out Factors Behind Childhood Obesity

North Carolina State University has received a five-year, $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to study the root causes behind childhood obesity in low-income families. The goal is to track urban and rural families to better […]

Feb 24, 2011

Language Development Is Cyclical In Kids

Does it sometimes seem like your kids are suddenly speaking a totally different language? Well, you may be on to something. New research on language development in African-American children shows that kids go through cycles – going back and forth […]

Feb 24, 2011

A Heart for Dogs and Cats

An innovative online cardiology care network helps extend the life of a cat with heart problems. Meet Kovu, a 9-year-old Siamese who's beaten the odds thanks to NC State.

Feb 24, 2011

Language Patterns Are Roller-Coaster Ride During Childhood Development

Why, and when, do we learn to speak the way that we do? Research from North Carolina State University on African-American children presents an unexpected finding: language use can go on a roller-coaster ride during childhood as kids adopt and […]