Stories From 2014

Dec 29, 2014

The Best of the Pack

At NC State, 2014 opened with a presidential visit and closed with record-high levels of research funding and donor support. Between those bookends lay a year of highlights: new public-private partnerships to tackle global challenges, problem-solving faculty research, athletic success at the conference and national levels, and more.

Dec 22, 2014  |  Research and Innovation

2014 Research Round-Up Quiz

NC State researchers do amazing work. To see if you’ve been paying attention, we decided to highlight some fun science stories from the past year in a quiz.

Dec 19, 2014

Fall 2014 Commencement

More than 3,400 new NC State graduates got their degrees on Dec. 18. Keynote speaker Vivian Howard, 2000 alum and PBS TV star, offered words of wisdom.

Dec 19, 2014  |  Campus Life

NC State Doubles Down on Service

NC State earns two spots on a prestigious presidential honor roll, gaining national recognition for both community service and economic opportunity.

Dec 18, 2014  |  The Abstract

Will Rapprochement Mean New Research Collaborations Between Cuba and the U.S.?

We asked Ruben Carbonell, National Academies member, Cuban American, and professor at NC State, what the rapprochement between Cuba and the U.S. may mean for fostering relationships and collaborations between U.S. research institutions and their Cuban counterparts.

Dec 18, 2014  |  Research and Innovation

New Technique Moves Researchers Closer to New Range of GaN Biosensors

Researchers have found a way of binding peptides to the surface of gallium nitride (GaN) in a way that keeps the peptides stable even when exposed to water and radiation. The discovery moves researchers one step closer to developing a new range of biosensors for use in medical and biological research applications.

Dec 16, 2014  |  Campus Life

Football Goes Bowling

NC State football caps a winning season with a trip to the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl on Jan. 26. The Wolfpack looks to improve on its all-time bowl record of 14-12-1.

Dec 16, 2014  |  Campus Life

NC State to Hold Commencement Ceremony Dec. 18

PNC Arena will be awash in red as NC State confers more than 3,500 degrees on Thursday.

Dec 16, 2014  |  Research and Innovation

Results: Big Data and More

From the challenges of information overload to the hunt for a stealth pathogen, NC State researchers confront the world's most complex problems.

Dec 16, 2014  |  The Abstract

Religion and Politics in Japan: A Conversation With Religion Scholar Levi McLaughlin

In the wake of Japan's recent national elections, we talk to scholar Levi McLaughlin about the role of religion in Japanese politics (and why no one talks about it).

Dec 15, 2014  |  The Abstract

If Eggnog Has Eggs in it, Why Is it Safe to Drink?

Eggnog is a holiday treat, but it contains — surprise! — eggs. So how come it’s okay for us to drink it? Here are a few questions and answers about eggnog and food safety.

Dec 15, 2014  |  Service and Community

Still the Farmer’s Best Friend

Now 100 years old, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service is finding new ways to serve North Carolina — with help from NC State.

Dec 15, 2014  |  The Abstract

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Magdalena Sorger

Meet Magdalena Sorger, who left business school to study ants from Florida to Ethiopia to Borneo.

Dec 12, 2014  |  The Abstract

NC State Innovation Lights Amsterdam’s Rainbow Station

NC State technology helps an artist create a vibrant image in Amsterdam's Central train station. Discover the science behind the magical Rainbow Station.

Dec 11, 2014

New Parking Machine Options in January

New parking options will roll out in January when Pay-By-Space machines open for business in three locations on campus.