Stories From 2015

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.

Dec 9, 2015  |  Events

Bid Farewell to Dean Malecha

All faculty and staff are invited to attend a farewell reception for College of Design Dean Marvin Malecha on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Malecha, who has been at NC State since 1994, is retiring.

Dec 9, 2015  |  HR and Finance

December Pay Will Include Bonus

Qualifying staff and faculty will receive a one-time, lump-sum bonus of $750 in their December paychecks. Here's what to expect.

Dec 7, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

Gut Bacteria Important Factor in Cockroach Gathering

North Carolina State University research shows that bacteria in the gut of German cockroaches play a major role in how the cockroaches gather together, or aggregate. The findings could lead to more efficient roach baits and traps. In a study […]

Dec 7, 2015

Taking the Road Less Traveled

NC State ecologist Nick Haddad argues that we should find ways to mitigate the destructive effects of road building on animals and plants in an essay in the journal Science.

Dec 3, 2015  |  The Abstract

Research Seeks Answers to Black Lung Resurgence in Central Appalachia

Black lung is making a resurgence among miners in central Appalachia. And one NC State researcher wants to know why.

Dec 3, 2015

Researchers Simulate Scattering of Helium Nuclei in Stars

Alpha particles, or helium nuclei, play a key role in the synthesis of elements such as carbon and oxygen within stars. An accurate description of alpha particles and their interactions is key to understanding how nature produces elements. Since there’s […]

Dec 3, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

Study: Mental Health Courts Significantly Reduce Repeat Offenses, Jail Time

NC State research finds that mental health courts are effective at reducing repeat offending, and limiting related jail time, for people with mental health problems – especially those who also have substance use problems.

Dec 2, 2015  |  Faculty and Staff

5 Questions About Neutrinos

NC State physicists Chris Gould, Albert Young and Diane Markoff, with graduate student Jason Messimore, were part of a team of nearly 100 physicists who won the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. Read more about their fascinating work in detecting and studying the elusive neutrino.

Dec 2, 2015  |  The Abstract

Questions About the Science of Beer

Sure, there’s an art to brewing – but there’s science as well.

Dec 2, 2015  |  Academics

Former Ambassador to Give NC State Fall Commencement Speech

Graduates will hear inspiring words from Karl Eikenberry, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, and meet World Food Prize winner Pedro A. Sanchez during the Dec. 18 ceremony.