Stories From May 2018

May 31, 2018  |  Campus Life

‘This Date at NC State’ Explores Campus History

A social media project uncovers the notable and notorious in NC State history. Explore the people and events that have shaped the university for more than 130 years.

May 30, 2018  |  Faculty and Staff

Watch Spellings’ State of the University Address

UNC System President Margaret Spellings delivers a State of the University address on Monday at SAS Institute in Cary. Watch a livestream of her remarks, followed by a Q&A session.

May 30, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Devise New Way to Discern What Microbes Eat

New technique helps researchers determine food eaten by microbes.

May 30, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

New Compound Effective Against Drug-Resistant Pathogens Could Lead to Next-Generation Antibiotics

A new synthetic compound inspired by a natural product could be a useful chemical tool for studying antibiotic-resistant infections.

May 29, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Listen for Failure in Granular Materials

A new way to probe granular materials without disturbing them may enable researchers to forecast their failure.

May 24, 2018

A Better B1 Building Block

A B1 precursor called cHET can be easily taken up and used in extremely small concentrations by phytoplankton and plants.

May 24, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Microscopy Advance Reveals Unexpected Role for Water in Energy Storage Material

A material with atomically thin layers of water holds promise for energy storage technologies, and researchers have now discovered that the water is performing a different role than anyone anticipated.

May 24, 2018  |  The Abstract

It’s Not the Mayonnaise: Food Safety Myths & Summertime Food

Warm weather means picnics and outdoor get-togethers. Here are some tips on how to avoid making your friends and loved ones barf this summer.

May 23, 2018  |  Faculty and Staff

Professor Emeritus Honored for Service in Retirement

The Association of Retired Faculty recognizes longtime physics professor Richard Patty.

May 23, 2018  |  Campus Life

Unrivaled Licensing Deal Pays Off

NC State and Carolina become the first two Power Five conference schools to jointly market their trademark and licensing rights.

May 23, 2018  |  The Abstract

How Frequent Hurricanes Change Estuarial Ecosystems

Increased hurricane frequency can lead to increased algal blooms, fish kills and dead zones in estuaries.

May 23, 2018  |  Campus Life

Airport Designs Take Flight in Venice

Teams from the School of Architecture are showcasing their ideas for airports of the future at a prestigious expo this week.

May 23, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Perceived Socioeconomic Status Can Affect How Old We Feel

A recent study finds that how older adults perceive their socioeconomic status influences how old they feel and their attitudes toward aging.

May 22, 2018

Lee to Focus on Data Science as RTI Scholar

As a new RTI University Scholar, Hollylynne Lee will collaborate on a project to help teachers incorporate statistics and data science into their classes.

May 22, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

New Tech May Make Prosthetic Hands Easier for Patients to Use

Researchers have developed new technology for decoding neuromuscular signals to control powered, prosthetic wrists and hands.