Stories From Feb 2012

Feb 29, 2012

Philip Rivers to Give NC State Spring Commencement Speech

Philip Rivers, a record-setting passer for North Carolina State University and currently the starting quarterback for the NFL’s San Diego Chargers, will give NC State’s commencement speech during its spring commencement exercise, scheduled for Saturday, May 12. The 2003 Atlantic […]

Feb 29, 2012

Green Brick Nominations Open

There's a new name for a campus sustainability award. Find out more about the Green Brick.

Feb 29, 2012

Foot Bones Allow Researchers To Determine Sex of Skeletal Remains

Law enforcement officials who are tasked with identifying a body based on partial skeletal remains have a new tool at their disposal. A new paper from North Carolina State University researchers details how to determine the biological sex of skeletal […]

Feb 29, 2012

Chancellor’s Spring Highlights

Chancellor Randy Woodson gives a preview of what to expect this spring, from celebrations to changes on campus.

Feb 28, 2012

Bottomley Wins Transportation Award

Dr. Laura Bottomley, director of the university's Engineering Place outreach program, has been named Woman of the Year by the NC Triangle Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar.

Feb 28, 2012

Study Shows How The Brain Responds To Deceptive Advertising

Several specific regions of our brains are activated in a two-part process when we are exposed to deceptive advertising, according to new research conducted by a North Carolina State University professor. The work opens the door to further research that […]

Feb 27, 2012

Fruit Flies, Mice and How Their Genetic Codes Can Help You

In the past two weeks, NC State geneticists Trudy Mackay and David Threadgill, working with collaborators from across the globe, have published landmark scientific papers and made available new resources that will make it easier for researchers to tease out the links between an organism’s genetic blueprint and its behavior or traits.

Feb 27, 2012

Physiology Society Honors Moeser

Dr. Adam Moeser, assistant professor of swine health and production, will speak in San Diego as winner of a national award from the American Physiology Society.

Feb 27, 2012

First Full Look at Prehistoric New Zealand Penguin

After 35 years, a giant fossil penguin has finally been completely reconstructed, giving researchers new insights into prehistoric penguin diversity. The bones were collected in 1977 by Dr. Ewan Fordyce, a paleontologist from the University of Otago, New Zealand. In […]

Feb 23, 2012

Mechanism Behind Capacitor’s High-Speed Energy Storage Discovered

Researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered the means by which a polymer known as PVDF enables capacitors to store and release large amounts of energy quickly. Their findings could lead to much more powerful and efficient electric cars. […]