Stories From Feb 2018

Feb 28, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Belize Study Offers Blueprint for Community-Based Public History Research

A new paper on fieldwork in rural Belize serves as a case study for both developing site-specific cultural and historical exhibits and training a new generation of public history scholars.

Feb 28, 2018  |  The Abstract

Using Data to Tell Stories That Solve Problems

NC State statistician Alyson Wilson works with a variety of scientists to help them use their data to solve big problems.

Feb 28, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Create More Complete Picture of Freshwater Toxic Algal Blooms

A two-year study of North Carolina’s Jordan Lake found that multiple cyanotoxins from toxic algal blooms are present year-round, albeit in very low concentrations.

Feb 27, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Research Improves Food Bank Effectiveness, Equity

NC State researchers have developed computer models to improve the ability of food banks to feed as many people as possible, as equitably as possible, while reducing food waste.

Feb 26, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

New Technique Allows Printing of Flexible, Stretchable Silver Nanowire Circuits

New technique prints silver nanowire circuits on flexible, stretchable substrates.

Feb 23, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Intensive Biomass Harvest Linked to Fire Ant Colonization, Declines in Some Invertebrates

Removing too much of the woody debris left on the ground after timber is cut can open the door for invasive fire ants and reduce invertebrate diversity, according to two new studies in North Carolina and Georgia.

Feb 22, 2018  |  Academics

NC State Faculty Leads in Fulbright Scholars

NC State ranks among an elite group of globally engaged universities producing the highest number of Fulbright Scholars. The scholarships give faculty members the opportunity to teach or conduct research abroad.

Feb 22, 2018  |  Service and Community

NC State in Top 25 of Peace Corps Volunteers

NC State ranks No. 22 in the Peace Corps' latest rankings of Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities.

Feb 21, 2018  |  The Abstract

Flowers Aren’t Enough: How Urban Heat Affects Bee Populations

In cities, even gardens rich with flowers do not have the same bee abundance or diversity as natural areas. Why not?

Feb 21, 2018  |  Faculty and Staff

Faculty Score NSF Early-Career Awards

Five faculty researchers receive grants to support their groundbreaking work in areas ranging from ultrafast out-of-equilibrium phase transitions to the evolution of damage in polymer composites.

Feb 20, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

‘Demographic Compensation’ May Not Save Plants Facing Changing Climate

Large-scale study shows mixed results for hypothesis on how plants deal with climate change.

Feb 20, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Atomic Structure of Ultrasound Material Not What Anyone Expected

Researchers have gotten a glimpse at how atoms are arranged in a widely-used material – and it’s not what anyone expected.

Feb 20, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Study: Corporations Can Benefit from Altruism During a Crisis

Research finds that altruism – and social media – can help corporations cultivate trust with consumers on mobile devices during and after natural disasters, such as hurricanes.

Feb 15, 2018

Employee Survey Extended to Feb. 19

There’s still time to make your voice heard in the UNC System Employee Engagement Survey. The survey has been extended to Monday, Feb. 19. Find out how to participate.

Feb 15, 2018  |  Awards and Honors

Mathematician Named Sloan Research Fellow

Mathematician Tye Lidman receives 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship.