Stories From 2014

Dec 11, 2014  |  Campus Life

Help NC State Save Energy Over Holidays

It's going to be cold on campus over the holidays, when the university reduces the thermostats in most buildings to save money on energy costs.

Dec 11, 2014

Grant Enhances U.S.-France Exchange

NC State wins one of four grants designed to aid scholarship, language education and study-abroad programs with France.

Dec 11, 2014  |  Campus Life

Come to Chancellor’s Holiday Reception

Chancellor Randy Woodson and his wife Susan invite all faculty and staff to The Point on Friday, Dec. 19 for their annual Holiday Open House.

Dec 11, 2014  |  The Abstract

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Jeni Burnette

Editor’s note: This post was written by Jeni Burnette, an assistant professor of psychology at NC State. The post is an entry in an ongoing series that we hope will highlight the diversity of researchers in science, technology, engineering and […]

Dec 11, 2014  |  Research and Innovation

Stacking Two-Dimensional Materials May Lower Cost of Semiconductor Devices

Researchers have found that stacking materials that are only one atom thick can create semiconductor junctions that transfer charge efficiently, regardless of whether the crystalline structure of the materials is mismatched – lowering the manufacturing cost for a wide variety of semiconductor devices such as solar cells, lasers and LEDs.

Dec 10, 2014  |  Campus Life

Pack Goes on Toy-Buying Spree

With the holidays on the horizon, members of NC State's bowl-bound football team spent time this week collecting money and toys and going on a buying spree at a Cary department store.

Dec 10, 2014  |  Research and Innovation

New ‘High-Entropy’ Alloy Is As Light As Aluminum, As Strong as Titanium Alloys

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Qatar University have developed a new “high-entropy” metal alloy that has a higher strength-to-weight ratio than any other existing metal material.

Dec 9, 2014  |  The Abstract

Moving Toward a Cheaper, Better Catalyst for Hydrogen Production

Hydrogen could be an important source of clean energy, and the cleanest way to produce hydrogen gas is to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. But the catalyst currently used to facilitate this water-splitting reaction is platinum. And that’s a problem.

Dec 9, 2014  |  Research and Innovation

Online Students Give Instructors Higher Marks If They Think Instructors Are Men

A new study shows that college students in online courses give better evaluations to instructors they think are men – even when the instructor is actually a woman.

Dec 8, 2014  |  Research and Innovation

Study: Charter Schools Can Lead Families To Buy Homes Nearby

A new study finds that families with children enrolled at a charter school are likely to move closer to the school. The finding may have relevance for urban renewal efforts.

Dec 8, 2014  |  Research and Innovation

Nanoparticle Allows Low-Cost Creation of 3-D Nanostructures

Researchers have developed a new lithography technique that uses nanoscale spheres to create 3-D structures with biomedical, electronic and photonic applications.

Dec 5, 2014  |  The Abstract

Fruitcake – Will it Last Forever?

The USDA says a fruitcake will last two to three months in the refrigerator without spoiling. But how long will it really last? We asked a scientist.

Dec 5, 2014  |  Campus Life

Hofmann Forest Purchase Agreement Terminates

Editor’s Note: The information on this page is outdated and no longer accurate. Get the most current information on the future of Hofmann Forest. The Board of Trustees for the Endowment Fund of NC State University announced today that the purchase agreement […]

Dec 4, 2014  |  Service and Community

Bolstering Our Food Banks

The number of people at risk of going hungry in North Carolina is more than one in six. It often falls to the state’s food banks to provide relief from food insecurity — with help from industrial and systems engineers at NC State.

Dec 4, 2014  |  Campus Life

Art for Academics’ Sake

ARTS NC STATE helps faculty members incorporate a wide range of arts programs and performances into their academic courses. Check out the spring issue of NC State's Curricular Connections Guide.