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Author: D'Lyn Ford

Supermarket shopper pushing cart past empty refrigerator cases

Apr 22, 2020

Q&A: Food Supply Chain, Disrupted

Let's talk about the big picture of how we get our food. 

Camera trap photo of a coyote in eastern Panama

Dec 20, 2019

Camera Traps Show Coyotes on the Doorstep of South America

Panama is poised for another milestone in mammal history, as coyotes eye a new continent. 

A graduate student takes a cell phone photo at the commencement ceremony

Dec 18, 2019

NC State to Hold Fall Commencement Ceremony on Thursday

It's tassel turning time for more than 3,500 graduates. 

Students celebrate commencement.

Nov 22, 2019

Roper to Give NC State Winter Commencement Speech

Graduates will hear from the interim president of the UNC System during commencement on Dec. 19. 

Photo of NC State's Belltower

Oct 17, 2019

NC State to Hold Open House for Prospective Students on Oct. 19

NC State's Open House provides a preview of campus life. 

A row of e-scooters on a city street

Aug 2, 2019

Are Shared E-scooters Good for the Planet?

Experts say the environmental impact of scooter rides depends on whether they replace car trips. 

Glowing firefly on a leaf

Jul 23, 2019

How Fireflies Glow – and What Signals They’re Sending

NC State's Clyde Sorenson shines a light on bioluminescent beetles. 

Illustration of people in a city park

Jun 25, 2019

Can Parks Help Cities Fight Crime?

A study of green space and parks in the 300 largest U.S. cities reveals what helps lower the risk of crime. 

People in a New York City park

Jun 24, 2019

NYC Park Study Compares Crime Reports, Kids’ Park Use

Community health researchers saw fewer elementary-age kids, particularly girls, in New York City public parks following crime reports. 

Lighthouse and keeper's house built in 1873 at Cape Lookout National Seashore

May 30, 2019

Cape Lookout Research Could Help National Park Managers

A historic preservation model created in North Carolina could help park managers at other sites. 

View of the Technology Tower at NC State University's Talley Student Union

May 28, 2019

Making Professional Development Count for Elementary Math Teachers

It's a tough assignment to keep up with math research. Elementary teachers can benefit from a new approach to professional development. 

People use a 3D landscape model

May 20, 2019

Can a Hands-on Model Help Forest Stakeholders Fight Tree Disease?

Participants don't need coding or software expertise to use Tangible Landscape, a 3D model that allows them to try out different approaches for stopping the spread of sudden oak death, which has killed millions of trees. 

A northern bobwhite quail in the grass

May 9, 2019

How Sea Level Rise Affects Birds in Coastal Forests

Saltwater intrusion changes coastal vegetation that provides bird habitat. To find out what it means for birds, researchers went to North Carolina's Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula, compared to the Everglades and Serengeti for its biodiversity. 

A graduating student takes a cell phone picture during commencement.

May 8, 2019

NC State to Hold Commencement Ceremony May 11

It's tassel-turning time for 6,125 NC State graduates. 

Picture of NC State's gateway.

May 2, 2019

Design Flaws Create Security Vulnerabilities for ‘Smart Home’ Internet-of-Things Devices

NC State researchers find countermeasures for designers of security systems and other smart home devices.