Stories From Aug 2017

Aug 31, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

Williams Wins Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award

A national magazine recognizes the director of NC-MSEN Pre-College Program for his lifework of encouraging students of color to pursue college and STEM careers.

Aug 31, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

Nominate Candidates for Watauga Medal

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Watauga Medal. Deadline for submission is Sept. 27.

Aug 31, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

Parcel Appointed Program Director at NSF

Toby Parcel, professor of sociology at NC State, will serve as a program director with the National Science Foundation for at least one year beginning Sept. 5, 2017. Her appointment is part of NSF’s rotating program director initiative through which university faculty work at the federal agency for one or two years.

Aug 31, 2017  |  Events

Faculty, Staff Invited to Nutter Retirement Event

Faculty, staff and colleagues are invited to the Oct. 11 retirement celebration for Vice Provost and Director of Libraries Susan Nutter as she concludes her 30 years of service to the NCSU Libraries.

Aug 31, 2017  |  Campus Life

Carter-Finley Expands Compost Effort

When the Wolfpack returns to Carter-Finley Stadium for its first home football game, so will composting and recycling in order to reduce gameday waste.

Aug 31, 2017  |  Students

Finding Purpose Through Service

Chemistry student and Goodnight Scholar Haley Newton discovered a passion for international service on a trip to the Dominican Republic.

Aug 30, 2017  |  The Abstract

Molecular Motors and Molecular Machines – a Q&A with Gufeng Wang

Researchers create light-driven, motorized molecules capable of drilling holes in membranes of individual cells.

Aug 30, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Expanding Tropical Forest Spells Disaster for Conservation

Plants and ants living in tropical savannas disappear when forests encroach due to lack of fire.

Aug 30, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Set New Bar For Water-Splitting, CO2-Splitting Techniques

Researchers boost efficiency of techniques for splitting water to create hydrogen gas and splitting CO2 to create carbon monoxide.

Aug 29, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Investing in Ideas

Five promising projects in a diverse range of fields will receive support from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund, which helps NC State researchers move their inventions into the marketplace.