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Author: Laura Oleniacz

Muddy Sneakers program uses the outdoors to engage kids in science.

Apr 6, 2021

For Girls, Learning Science Outside Linked to Better Grades, Knowledge

NC State researchers found an outdoor science program was linked to higher average grades and an increase in a measure of science knowledge for a group of fifth grade girls in North Carolina. 

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Mar 30, 2021

Analysis: Studies of U.S. National Parks Are Trending Down, Focused on Popular Parks

Research conducted in U.S. national parks has focused largely on five iconic parks, an analysis from NC State researchers found. 

Meteorological sensors above a forest.

Mar 29, 2021

How Coastal Forests Are Managed Can Impact Water Cycle

NC State researchers tracked how water moves through wetland pine forests near the North Carolina coast. 

Orange biocatalytic yarn with oxygen bubbles

Mar 11, 2021

Yarns Coated With Enzymes Can Act as Filters

NC State researchers showed they could attach enzymes to textiles in a proof-of-concept study. They want to use this technology to develop chemical filters, including for carbon capture. 

Bacterial cellulose

Mar 8, 2021

Bacterial Film Separates Water From Oil

Researchers used a material produced by the bacteria Gluconacetobacter hansenii as a filter to separate water from an oil mixture. 

Kids playing at sunset

Mar 8, 2021

For Teens, Outdoor Recreation During Pandemic Linked to Improved Well-Being

A study from North Carolina State University found outdoor play and nature-based activities helped buffer some of the negative mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for adolescents. 

A citizen science study helped researchers capture wildlife images.

Mar 4, 2021

NC Citizen Science Study of Wildlife Captures 2.2M Images

A citizen science project led by NC State researchers captured 2.2 million images for wildlife research in North Carolina. 

University gateway at sunset.

Mar 4, 2021

‘Decolonizing Science’ Class Tracks COVID’s Impact on Navajo

A class at NC State called 'Decolonizing Science' launched a project to track COVID-19’s spread in the Navajo Nation last year. 

A woven fabric surface analysis image

Mar 2, 2021

3D Images of Fabric ‘Sandwich’ Can Help Measure Textile Friction

NC State researchers developed a method of measuring fabric’s roughness using 3D imaging. 

Researchers are developing an armband that can track heart rate.

Mar 1, 2021

Study Finds Ideal Placement, Pressure for Armband That Could Track Heart Rate

In an effort to develop an armband that can track the heart's electrical activity, NC State researchers determined the ideal placement for three electrodes in their band design, and how tightly the band needs to be worn. 

Sneakers

Feb 3, 2021

Sneakerheads, Not Hypebeasts: Defining a Sneaker-Driven Sub-culture

Researchers report new insights into the motivations, brand preferences and identity considerations of Sneakerheads. 

Sneakers

Feb 3, 2021

More Than Just Shoes: What You Need To Know About Sneakerhead Subculture

Here are answers to all of your Sneakerhead sub-culture questions, as told by an NC State researcher. 

Textile sensor can detect pressure points on the socket of a prosthetic limb.

Feb 1, 2021

Textile Sensor Patch, Made With Conductive Yarns, Could Detect Pressure Points for Amputees

NC State researchers sewed a soft, flexible sensor system to help map pressure points on an amputee's prosthesis. 

Forest in Oregon damaged by fire.

Jan 25, 2021

Ecologist: People Should Prepare for Landscapes to Change

In a new book, an NC State professor describes how land managers and communities should expect landscape change and plan for it. Rob Scheller is a professor of forestry and environmental resources at North Carolina State University. 

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.