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Author: Laura Oleniacz

A person goes for a jog in the morning.

Jan 12, 2021

Study Finds Risk Factors Linked to COVID-19 Mental Health Impacts for College Students

A study of students at seven U.S. universities identified risk factors for greater mental health impacts linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Wooden boats on Andros, the largest island in the Bahamas.

Jan 6, 2021

Study Tracks Changes to Fishing, Culture on Island in Bahamas

Interviews with fishermen and women on Andros, the largest island in the Bahamas, reveal changes to fishing practices as well as the island's culture and environment. 

The Talley tower

Dec 22, 2020

Study Explores Diversity-Innovation Link in Pulp and Paper Industry

Researchers from North Carolina State University compared companies ranked among the world’s most innovative with the largest pulp and paper companies to understand how diversity among company leaders may affect innovation. 

Public park.

Dec 21, 2020

Study Identifies Amenities Parents Want in Public Parks

Parents from diverse backgrounds value parks that offer playgrounds, sports fields and green spaces, and safety, according to a survey from NC State researchers. 

Stream in Costa Rica.

Dec 17, 2020

Fertilizer Runoff in Streams and Rivers Can Have Cascading Effects, Analysis Shows

Fertilizer pollution can have significant ripple effects in the food webs of streams and rivers, according to a new analysis of global data led by a researcher from NC State. 

Mask demonstration

Dec 9, 2020

NC State Experts Study Performance, Fit Testing for Face Masks for the Public

Researchers at the NC State Textile Protection and Comfort Center are working on better ways to test and study cloth masks. 

NC State Graduation Ceremonies. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Dec 3, 2020

NC State to Hold Virtual Commencement Ceremony Dec. 4

NC State will confer degrees on more than 9,100 graduates from the spring, summer and fall semesters of 2020. 

Mountain forest.

Dec 1, 2020

Cost of Planting, Protecting Trees to Fight Climate Change Could Jump

A new analysis estimates the cost of preserving and planting trees to hit global emissions reductions targets. 

The Arthur family arrives in Chicago.

Nov 30, 2020

Study Spotlights Black Social Reformer, Parks and Rec Pioneer, on Chicago’s South Side

In a new paper, researchers highlight the contributions of Ada S. McKinley to the parks and recreation and settlement house movements. 

Christmas tree farm.

Nov 24, 2020

Christmas Trees: Here’s The Scoop on North Carolina’s Crop

North Carolina’s Christmas tree growers are prepared to meet high demand from consumers this year, according to an expert from NC State. 

NWI is dedicating its meltblown and spunbond nonwoven making facilities and expertise to produce specially designed fabrics that can be delivered to USA manufacturers to assemble facemasks.

Nov 20, 2020

Nonwovens Institute Awarded Grant to Study Mask Material Improvements

A grant awarded to researchers at NC State's Nonwovens Institute will allow them to study improving properties of mask and respirator materials. 

NC State alumna and astronaut Christina Koch

Nov 19, 2020

NASA Astronaut Christina Koch to Deliver NC State Commencement Address

NASA astronaut and NC State alumna Christina H. Koch is the featured speaker at NC State's first ever virtual commencement. 

Flooding in Venice.

Nov 13, 2020

Preserving Cultural and Historic Treasures in a Changing Climate May Mean Transforming Them

Saving cultural and historic sites from climate change will require a new approach to heritage preservation, an NC State expert argues. 

cardinal

Nov 11, 2020

Noise and Light Pollution Impact Songbird Reproduction

Noise and light pollution increases were linked to changes in factors important to songbird reproduction, researchers found in a new study. 

A girls' overnight camp focused on environmental science and ecology.

Nov 9, 2020

Black Ecologists Look to Offer Support, Recruit Next Generation

An NC State ecologist is working to offer support and encouragement to Black professionals and students.