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Laura Oleniacz

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Dec 2, 2022

Why Tinkering is Important for Kids

A new study finds that tinkering with “everyday” science-related objects at home could be an important way to build science interests and skills in kids, but children may not always know if they have access to these items. 

Embroidery machine

Nov 22, 2022

Researchers Eye Embroidery as Low-Cost Solution for Making Wearable Electronics

NC State researchers discovered a low-cost, scalable method for making wearable devices. 

Soccer ball

Nov 17, 2022

Human Rights Take Spotlight Ahead of World Cup in Qatar

Human rights issues have come under scrutiny as Qatar looks to kick off the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Sunday. 

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Nov 16, 2022

In-Person Learning Helped Narrow Reading Gaps During Pandemic

In-person classes helped narrow pandemic reading learning losses for some elementary school students, a study led by an NC State researcher found. 

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Nov 10, 2022

How Colleges Can Help Students Make Friends Who Have Different Religious, Spiritual Beliefs

Co-curricular opportunities can impact whether college students make friends with students from different faith traditions. 

North Carolina wetland

Nov 8, 2022

To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Wetlands, Just Add (Fresh) Water

Scientists found they could reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions from a former coastal wetland in North Carolina by raising the groundwater level. 

Emily Oven holds snake under study

Nov 2, 2022

Scientists Monitor Emerging Fungal Disease in Snakes

NC State researchers track snake fungal disease in small snakes. 

Triangle deer are under study

Oct 27, 2022

Scientists Track Triangle Deer to Learn How They Deal With Development

NC State researchers are tracking white-tailed deer as they move around cities, suburbs and rural areas in the Triangle. 

Sharks in the ocean

Oct 24, 2022

Positive YouTube Videos Help Deflect Blame From Sharks

NC State researchers found more people shifted blame for shark bites away from the animals after watching positive YouTube videos about them. 

Student learning online

Oct 12, 2022

Teachers Detail Digital Safety Concerns, Strategies in Elementary Schools

A recent study detailed elementary school teachers' concerns for students' digital safety as well as strategies schools are implementing in response. 

College of Education banners on a fall afternoon. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Sep 28, 2022

Why We Need More Joy in Higher Education

An upcoming symposium will focus on cultivating joy in order to address issues in higher education. 

Three people view a waterfall

Sep 16, 2022

How Outdoor Adventures Can Help Students Bond

Facing adversity on outdoor adventures helped students make meaningful connections, even across differences, an NC State study found. 

North Carolina forest

Sep 13, 2022

The Way Land Is Protected in N.C. Will Impact Wildlife Habitat Connectivity, Study Shows

Findings from an NC State study could help conservation-focused organizations make better land acquisition decisions, depending on what their conservation goals are. 

Zoom call with coffee

Sep 7, 2022

Instructors Share Secrets for ‘Bichronous’ Teaching Online

Award-winning instructors reveal lessons for the design and delivery of online “bichronous” courses. 

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Sep 6, 2022

Users Care About Assistive Devices’ Look, Feel and Smell

People considered the look, texture and smell of assistive devices in online reviews, an NC State study found.