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Author: Drew Sykes

NC State Engineering professor Laura Bottomley talks about the science of Star Wars

Dec 22, 2019

Are Working Lightsabers Possible? Is Lightspeed Real?

NC State College of Engineering professor Laura Bottomley answers questions about space travel and the feasibility of lightsabers in the Star Wars movies. 

NC State College of Sciences professor Paul Byrne answers questions about the planets in Star Wars.

Dec 19, 2019

How Real Are the Star Wars Planets?

NC State College of Sciences planetary scientist Paul Byrne answers questions about some of the most popular planets in the Star Wars galaxy. 

Katie Mack and Laura Bottomley answer questions about outer space.

Aug 29, 2019

What Does the Universe Look Like?

We asked NC State Sciences professor Katie Mack and NC State Engineering professor Laura Bottomley to answer some popular out-of-this-world questions. 

Wolfline rideshare scooter for April Fools'

Apr 1, 2019

Wolfline Bus System to be Replaced by Rideshare Scooters

Wolfline Bus System to be replaced by rideshare scooters. The decision comes as regulations over rideshare scooters are discussed across campus and beyond. 

Photo of Belltower lit red with fireworks.

Dec 29, 2018

NC State’s Social Media Year in Review

It’s been another extraordinary year for NC State! On the university side, 2018 brought us our largest and most academically qualified first-year class in school history. We conferred 9,364 degrees and welcomed a whole Pack of graduates to our alumni family. And did we mention athletics? This year saw the Wolfpack finish at 15th in the… 

NC State coffee mug sits on top of a stack of NC State Alumni Association magazines.

Oct 29, 2018

Kindred: NC State Red and White Week 2018

You know the symbols. You feel the bond in your heart — the strength, the courage, the will to never give up. We’re kindred spirits. We’re the Wolfpack — and it’s time for us to come home. Join us for Red and White Week as we celebrate homecoming. Show us your Wolfpack spirit with #NCStateRedWhite… 

Members of #NCState18 talk about wearing their cap and gown.

May 11, 2018

Wearing the Red Robes

We asked members of #NCState18 to try on their cap and gown and look in the mirror. Then we asked them how it felt. These are their answers, unfiltered. 

Apr 1, 2018

April Fools’!

Read more about the university's announcement to stop serving the beloved ice cream. 

Newly minted NC State graduates throw up their wolf signs at Spring Commencement 2016.

May 15, 2017

#NCState17

On Saturday, May 13, we conferred 5,871 degrees to the graduating class of 2017. We couldn't be more proud of our newest alumni and can't wait to see what they Think and Do next. 

The Brickyard with the new green space in place of Harrelson Hall.

Apr 1, 2017

April Fools’!

You got roundly hoaxed — just like that time when you were a freshman and asked some seniors how to get to your class in Harrelson Hall and they said “You can’t miss it.” But fear not — there are plans for plot of the Brickyard that used to be occupied by the first-ever cylindrical… 

A brave toy droid rolls alone in front of the wolves at NC State's Wolf Plaza.

May 3, 2016

May the Fourth Be With You

While characters like Luke Skywalker and Rey use the Force to get things done, NC State uses its Think and Do spirit to create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity. Check out some of the sci-fi research taking place on our campus — including a few ideas straight out of the movies. 

Apr 20, 2015

What Science Looks Like at NC State

At NC State, science is more than labs, computers and experiments. Science is a story. Science is a calling. Science is diverse. These are the stories of the dual identities of our scientists – the researcher and the everyday man or woman. 

Apr 14, 2015

From Studio to Stage

Art2Wear is celebrating its 13th year as a student-organized runway show that presents fashion, costume and wearable sculpture created by the students of the College of Design and College of Textiles. Hear from the designers as they prepare for the event. 

Mar 23, 2015

#Statement Games

The NC State men's basketball team topped Louisiana State University and toppled top-seed Villanova in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. Next, they'll face a rematch with Louisville in the Sweet 16. See how the games (and the celebrations) unfolded on social media. 

Dec 19, 2014

Fall 2014 Commencement

More than 3,400 new NC State graduates got their degrees on Dec. 18. Keynote speaker Vivian Howard, 2000 alum and PBS TV star, offered words of wisdom.