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Author: Alastair Hadden

Feb 14, 2019

Black History Month 2019: Meet Elan Hope and Blair Kelley

February is Black History Month, a vital opportunity to honor black legacies, histories and accomplishments. It's also a chance to amplify ongoing research into the black experience. 

North Carolina historical marker for Dr. Martin Luther King's speech given in Rocky Mount.

Jan 15, 2019

Describing the Dream: Studying Martin Luther King Jr. at NC State

Researchers, digital humanities experts and musicians at NC State keep finding new ways to explore King's life and legacy. 

A student model in the 2016 edition of the African America Textiles Society's Fashion Exposé show.

Apr 4, 2017

Fashion Exposé

For two decades, the annual Fashion Exposé runway show has given College of Textiles students — and the wider Triangle design community — a spotlight for their talent and tenacity. 

Two Catalyst program students work on soldering a circuit.

Feb 21, 2017

Learners, Leaders

One in every eight students in North Carolina public schools has a disability. That’s nearly 170,000 people who need the expert support of the state’s educators. But those students are also a potential wellspring of talent for the state’s STEM industries. 

Randy Ramsey with Mr. and Ms. Wuf and NC State basketball legend David Thompson.

Dec 21, 2016

Game-Changing Impact

Generous gifts from Randy and Tiffany Ramsey bolstered the university's programs for men's basketball and equine sports medicine. 

Drs. Dennis Brown and Raquel Hernandez of the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry.

Nov 21, 2016

A Vaccine for Zika

A husband-wife team of biochemists at NC State is testing a one-shot vaccine that could grant lifetime immunity against the widely feared Zika virus. 

Nov 16, 2016

NC State Fighting Zika on Multiple Fronts

NC State is fighting the worldwide outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus Zika by designing innovative, mosquito-proof fabrics; developing mathematical models that describe and predict the spread of infections; genetically engineering mosquitos to suppress their transmission of disease; and drawing attention to missed opportunities for better biotechnology regulation. 

Mosquitoes clinging to the inside of a transparent drum.

Nov 14, 2016

A Fashionable Response to Zika Protection

As part of a five-year collaboration between NC State’s College of Natural Resources, College of Textiles and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, researchers are aggressively looking to find solutions to protect people living and working in locations infected with mosquito-borne illnesses. 

A portrait of Alun Lloyd, NC State mathematics professor.

Nov 14, 2016

Let’s Subtract Zika

Alun Lloyd, professor of mathematics and director of the Center for Quantitative Sciences in Biomedicine and the Biomathematics Graduate Program at NC State, is developing mathematical models to describe the spread of infections. 

NC State Ph.D. student Sophia Webster at work in her entomology lab.

Nov 14, 2016

Engineering a New Mosquito

NC State entomologists are developing genetic systems that could replace mosquito populations with strains that have a reduced capacity for transmitting disease. 

A mosquito sucking blood from human flesh.

Nov 14, 2016

Mosquitoes, Zika and Biotech Regulation

In a new Policy Forum article in Science, NC State professor Jennifer Kuzma argues that federal authorities are missing an opportunity to revise outdated regulatory processes not fit for modern innovations in biotechnology, such as a current situation involving genetically engineered mosquitoes. 

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture at night.

Sep 14, 2016

Awaiting the Opening

In August 2016, the Alumni Association caught up with Phil Freelon, who graduated from the College of Design in 1975, to see how he was feeling ahead of the grand opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

Farmer out standing in his soybean field.

Aug 11, 2016

Our Shining Future

A new $45 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation makes the Plant Sciences Initiative at NC State a reality — and positions North Carolina as a global leader for education, research and innovation in the plant sciences. 

Roger Barker, director of the Textile Protection and Comfort Center.

Jun 27, 2016

Collaborative Research to Help Wildland Firefighters Survive

As firefighters in California unite to battle wildfires fueled by extreme heat, researchers from NC State's College of Textiles and College of Natural Resources have joined forces to look for ways to better protect them under the worst circumstances. 

Chris Gearing, Robert Davis and Annie McQuaid collaborating at the WebAssign headquarters on Centennial Campus.

Jun 24, 2016

A Legacy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

WebAssign, the company launched by late NC State physicist John Risley, has become a formidable innovator in customizable online instruction.