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Author: Deborah Strange

The sun peeks through the leaves of a tree at the Court of North Carolina.

Jun 2, 2021

Turning Tree Residue Into Smart Hydrogels

NC State researchers are turning wood byproducts into sensory hydrogels and sustainable, biodegradable smart materials. 

A male student marks his hometown on a map of the world as a female student looks on.

Jun 1, 2021

At Home or Abroad, Students Immerse Themselves in Global Engagement

No matter where they come from or where they’re headed, students support each other — and themselves — through global engagement. 

Michael Evans stands behind the counter of 321 Coffee for a portrait.

May 12, 2021

Coffee and Statistics To Go

The online Master of Statistics program allowed Michael Evans to pursue a degree while working at 321 Coffee. 

Twin sisters Iman, left, and Salam pose together at a Wolf Ears sculpture on campus and make wolf hands gestures. 

May 11, 2021

Twin Sisters Nurture Friendship, Individuality

Twin sisters Salam and Iman Ibrahim forged their own paths at NC State, discovering new passions while strengthening their bond.  

Jeancarlo Ferman, in the foreground, and Gabriel Montague, in the background, wear their red commencement robes and mortar boards, stoles and red face masks outside. 

May 7, 2021

Local Company Donates Innovative, Breathable Face Masks for Commencement

For spring commencement, a local entrepreneur is donating thousands of masks using material created at NC State. 

Dan Swift, a Mills Manufacturing worker, a T-11 parachute individual harness to shows IES personnel during a company tour.

Apr 19, 2021

Industry Expansion Solutions Leads Local Businesses to Success

NC State’s Industry Expansion Solutions helps North Carolina businesses face challenges head-on, offering deep, engineering-based expertise that sparks success. 

NC State Stewards, wearing matching green T-shirts, speak to a small group of fellow students outside next to a solar panel.

Apr 19, 2021

Finding Your Wolfpack: Flourish With Sustainability

With dozens of sustainability-focused opportunities, students can make real change on campus and foster meaningful relationships. 

People climb a new modular wall at the Wellness and Recreation Center and Carmichael Gym.

Jan 25, 2021

Finding Your Wolfpack: Wellness and Recreation

The Wellness and Recreation team shares tips about caring for your whole self — and making the most of this semester's wellness days. 

The photo "testing + holi" shows an engineering project centered in colorful powder.

Dec 14, 2020

Gallery: Envisioning Research Winners

NC State researchers highlighted their vital work in natural resources, engineering, veterinary medicine and more through art in the 2020 Envisioning Research Contest. 

Alyssa Cox sits on a balance ball inside the Wellness and Recreation Center for a portrait.

Nov 30, 2020

Design Meets Biomechanics

Biomechanics and design might seem like separate fields. But Alyssa Cox is mixing those two passions to find a career in athletic apparel and footwear innovation 

Michael Evans stands behind the counter of 321 Coffee for a portrait.

Nov 30, 2020

Coffee and Statistics To Go

Michael Evans is about to graduate with his bachelor's degree in Statistics. His next step is focusing on the nonprofit 321 Coffee. 

An illustration by the CDC shows ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Nov 10, 2020

NC State Researchers Take On COVID-19

While COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, has brought much of the world to a standstill, it hasn’t stopped research at NC State. Faculty and the staff at the university have pivoted from their customary research to study COVID-19, using their expertise in battling the pandemic. Their research has covered a large scope, from how the… 

In the campus warehouse, three Facilities employees prepare materials in for workers' welcome kits.

Oct 7, 2020

Teamwork, Trust Keep NC State Stocked

NC State employees hustled to get critical supplies for campus when COVID-19 reached the United States, ensuring the Wolfpack had the necessities for safe classes, research and work. 

Caroline Olson, a Kenan Fellow, types on a laptop at a table as her two mentors look over her work.

Oct 7, 2020

Kenan Fellows Take STEM Education to the Next Level

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership brings together educators across North Carolina for an immersive experience in STEM fields. 

Workers remove green chairs from Talley Student Union to limit seating capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sep 24, 2020

Proactive Pack

Once COVID-19 started spreading in North Carolina, staff in Facilities and Campus Enterprises stepped up to the challenge of making campus safe.