Stories From Jan 2017

Jan 31, 2017  |  Campus Life

Event Counters Anti-Muslim Bias

NC State hosts an event to encourage understanding of Muslim culture and challenge anti-Muslim sentiments.

Jan 31, 2017  |  Campus Life

NC State Response to Immigration Executive Order

NC State is advising faculty, staff and students from seven countries named in a presidential executive order temporarily limiting the entry of immigrants and refugees to avoid international travel until further notice.

Jan 31, 2017  |  Events

Celebrate Black History Month at NC State

Check out a calendar of events for Black History Month at NC State. This year’s slate of activities includes lectures, workshops, films and performances on racial justice, African American dance, the school-to-prison pipeline, history and activism.

Jan 31, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Paper Spotlights Key Flaw in Widely Used Radioisotope Dating Technique

An oversight in a radioisotope dating technique used to date everything from meteorites to geologic samples means that scientists have likely overestimated the age of many samples.

Jan 31, 2017  |  The Abstract

Ahmed Mohamed: From Desert Nomad to Health Researcher

Raised as a nomad in northern Africa, Ahmed Mohamed has found a home in North Carolina helping to solve challenges facing public health.

Jan 30, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Develop Wearable, Low-Cost Sensor to Measure Skin Hydration

NC State researchers have developed a wearable, wireless sensor that can monitor a person’s skin hydration for use in applications that need to detect dehydration before it poses a health problem.

Jan 26, 2017  |  Campus Life

Nominations for 2017 Global Awards Now Open

The Office of International Affairs is accepting nominations through March 1 for the 2017 Global Awards, which recognize NC State faculty and staff across campus for making contributions to global research, scholarship and service.

Jan 26, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

Suggs Awarded Order of Long Leaf Pine

Alumni Association executive director Benny Suggs, a 1969 graduate of NC State and native of Columbus County, was presented with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the most prestigious awards given to a citizen of the state.

Jan 26, 2017  |  Students

Cooper Wins Churchill Scholarship

Senior Christopher Cooper, a chemical engineering and economics major at NC State, will spend the 2017-18 academic year at the University of Cambridge, earning a master's degree on a prestigious Churchill Scholarship.

Jan 26, 2017  |  Campus Life

Check Out Data Privacy Month

During Data Privacy Month, Jan. 28 to Feb. 28, the Office of Information Technology sponsors "Protect the Pack! Protect Your Data!" to empower you with tools to protect your privacy and control your digital footprint.

Jan 26, 2017  |  Service and Community

Design Grads to Pitch Housing Solution at SXSW

Two NC State grads are finalists in the upcoming SXSW Accelerator competition in Austin, Texas. Their ideas for incremental housing are based on a post-graduation trip to South America, funded by a 2014 Duda Travel Fellowship.

Jan 25, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

Entrepreneurship Clinic Receives Exemplary Nod

The NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic, based in the Poole College of Management, was presented with the Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Program award by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. The recognition was announced at the association's annual conference held in in Philadelphia in January.

Jan 25, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Foreign Affairs Expert Offers Insight On Impact of U.S. Withdrawal From TPP

Reporters interested in learning more about what the TPP withdrawal may mean for international trade or U.S. foreign policy in Asia can contact Jessica C. Liao.

Jan 24, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

Barrangou Wins NAS Award

CRISPR pioneer Rodolphe Barrangou garners another prestigious award for his work on the system that uses a molecular scalpel to edit genes.

Jan 23, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Fresh Material

In the past eighteen months, no fewer than six startups have sprung from groundbreaking discoveries in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Those six companies join more than a dozen other big names founded on the department’s research.