Stories From 2017

Dec 7, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

NC State Moves Closer to Selecting eRA System

Faculty and staff working to select a new research administration system are inviting two vendors back to campus for another round of hands-on testing. The new eRA system will support the entire lifecycle of a research project, from proposal development through final reporting and closeout.

Dec 6, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Short Intervention Boosts Safe-Sex Skills in Teen Girls

A 45-minute online sexual health program improved the ability of teen girls to communicate effectively about safe sex.

Dec 6, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Separated Since the Dinosaurs, Bamboo-Eating Lemurs, Pandas Share Common Gut Microbes

A new study finds bamboo lemurs, giant pandas and red pandas share 48 gut microbes in common – despite the fact that they are separated by millions of years of evolution.

Dec 6, 2017  |  The Abstract

Gaming to Inspire Future Generations of Health Scientists

Researchers are developing an online adventure game designed to inspire future generations to pursue health-related careers.

Dec 5, 2017  |  Campus Life

NC State To Hold Fall Commencement Ceremony Dec. 15

It's tassel-turning time. Nearly 3,500 NC State students are graduating this fall.

Dec 5, 2017  |  The Abstract

Protecting Water Quality

Chris Osburn studies the chemistry of lake ecosystems to gather information that policymakers can use to protect water quality.

Dec 5, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Lemur Study Highlights Role of Diet in Shaping Gut Microbiome

A study of the bacteria in the guts of three lemur species offers new insights into the role of diet in shaping these microbial ecosystems – and how these microbes may relate to primate health.

Dec 4, 2017

NC State Student Kobi Felton Receives Prestigious Marshall Scholarship

Senior Kobi Felton gets great news: He's been selected for two years of graduate study in the U.K. with support from a Marshall Scholarship.

Dec 4, 2017  |  The Abstract

Making AI ‘Intentional’: a Case Study and New Programming Framework

Computer science researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) game-playing program that exhibits social reasoning and “intentionality.”

Nov 29, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

O&E Incentive Grants Available

Faculty seeking support for outreach and engagement work may apply for financial support through the Office of Outreach and Engagement. The deadline is Jan. 16.

Nov 28, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Inadvertently Boost Surface Area of Nickel Nanoparticles for Catalysis

A technique designed to coat nickel nanoparticles with silica shells actually fragments the material – creating a small core of oxidized nickel surrounded by smaller satellites.

Nov 22, 2017  |  Campus Life

Donors Chime In to Complete Belltower

A gift from Bill and Frances Henry of Gastonia caps decades of effort to complete the Memorial Tower, NC State’s iconic structure honoring alumni killed in the First World War. The Belltower will ultimately feature the full complement of 54 bells, carillon and interior stairs as originally designed.

Nov 16, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

Severin Named Head of English Department

Laura Severin, a longtime faculty member and administrator at NC State, takes the helm of the English department in January.

Nov 16, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Find Diffusion Plays Unusual Signaling Role in Drosophila Embryos

Research shows that diffusion plays an unexpected role in cell differentiation during the early stages of development in the embryos of Drosophila.

Nov 16, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

More Than a Numbers Game: New Technique Gauges Microbial Communities by Biomass

New technique allows researchers to get a more in-depth view of microbial communities.