Stories From 2015

Dec 15, 2015  |  Campus Life

Energy-Saving Tips for Winter Break

Turn off the lights when you leave for the winter holiday break next week to help the university avoid energy costs while everyone is away. Since the program began in 2004, the university has saved $2.76 million.

Dec 15, 2015  |  The Abstract

This is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Veronica Augustyn

Veronica Augustyn explains how her childhood fascination with gemstones led her to do research on new materials for use in fuel cells and batteries.

Dec 14, 2015  |  The Abstract

What Motivates Older Adults to Stay Mentally Active?

As we age, it can be harder to do what’s good for the mind. Now researchers are trying to learn more about what affects our motivation to engage in cognitively-rewarding tasks.

Dec 11, 2015  |  The Abstract

Domain Size and Purity Key to Efficient Organic Solar Cells

As solar energy becomes more popular, the drive to create more efficient, less expensive solar cells increases. Solar energy is abundant, but the devices we use to collect that energy have an efficiency problem – currently, the most efficient polymer-based […]

Dec 11, 2015  |  The Abstract

Student Project Evolves Into New Tool for the Biotech Industry

When Scott Vu started working on a computer science research project as a teenager, he didn’t realize he would end up launching a company designed to help the biotechnology industry operate more efficiently.

Dec 10, 2015  |  Campus Life

NC State’s Green Football Results

Here's what happened when multiple NC State partners worked together to create the first zero-waste football season at Carter-Finley Stadium.

Dec 10, 2015  |  Campus Life

Gifting a Drone for Holidays? Read On

Unmanned aviation systems and recreational drones are a popular gift item. Here are a few things to know before you take flight.

Dec 10, 2015  |  Awards and Honors

Helminck Wins Public Service Award

Former head of NC State's Department of Mathematics Loek Helminck will receive the 2016 Distinguished Public Service Award from the American Mathematical Society.

Dec 10, 2015  |  Athletics

Forbes Names Yow to Powerful List

NC State athletics director Debbie Yow, finishing up her fifth year as the leader of the Wolfpack, was No. 16 on Forbes' list of the most powerful women in sports.

Dec 10, 2015  |  Campus Life

Meet a Finalist in PCM Dean Search

NC State welcomes a candidate for dean of the Poole College of Management next week. Don’t miss an open forum on campus Dec. 15.