Stories From Nov 2011

Nov 29, 2011

The Inventors

NC State is a leader in technological innovation, and its creative, committed faculty is the engine that drives that innovation. Meet some of the university's top faculty, The Inventors.

Nov 29, 2011

Dr. Orlin Velev

Dr. Orlin Velev and fellow researchers developed a soft memory device capable of functioning in wet environments.

Nov 29, 2011

Dr. Stephen Michielsen

Dr. Stephen Michielsen developed an anti-microbial nanocoating that, when exposed to light, kills viruses.

Nov 29, 2011

Solar House Reopens to Public

NC State's Solar House has reopened its doors to the public weekdays on a limited basis.

Nov 28, 2011

NC State Designs New Handle To Make Lifting Infant Car Seats Safer, Easier

Engineers at North Carolina State University have developed a new handle for infant car seats (ICSs) that makes it easier for parents to lift the seat out of a car – while retaining a firmer grip on the handle – […]

Nov 28, 2011

Read This! Book Recommendations For Kids And Armchair Researchers

I think it is important to get the general public – and kids – interested in research. It’s never too late to get grown-ups excited about science. And maybe the child you encourage today will be a future Albert Schweitzer, […]

Nov 28, 2011

Events Preceding the Helvetican Renaissance (Part II)

Editor’s Note: Readers of The Abstract are generally interested in research, science and technology. People that fall into that camp are often also devotees of science fiction. So, in a throw back to the serialized storytelling of the golden age […]

Nov 23, 2011

McNeal Honored with Friday Medal

NC State honored Dr. Bill McNeal, longtime leader and former Wake County superintendent, with the Friday Medal for contributions to education.

Nov 22, 2011

Craig Leads Economics Department

Economics professor Dr. Lee Craig is now serving as head of the Department of Economics.

Nov 22, 2011

Nobel Laureate to Deliver Fall Commencement Address at NC State

Nobel Prize winner and NC State alumnus Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, a world leader in the study of climate change, will deliver NC State’s commencement address on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the RBC Center in Raleigh. The commencement ceremony will […]