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Author: Lauren Barker

Sunset on the American Tobacco Trail I-40 Pedestrian Bridge in Durham, North Carolina

Nov 17, 2021

Infrastructure Bill Experts

Billy Williams, director of NC State’s Institute for Transportation Research and Education and a professor of civil, construction, and environmental engineering, can speak to issues associated with transportation and transportation infrastructure in North Carolina. Williams can be reached at billy_williams@ncsu.edu or 919.515.7813. Jason Coupet is an associate professor of public administration. He has expertise in the administrative challenges associated with implementing… 

AERPAW DRONE

Nov 9, 2021

PAWR Program Announces Launch of AERPAW Testbed for Advanced Research on Wireless Connectivity and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

WASHINGTON – November 9, 2021 – The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Project Office announces general availability of the AERPAW wireless testbed for network communications and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) research. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, the AERPAW – or Aerial Experimentation and Research Platform for Advanced Wireless – testbed is designed to accelerate the… 

Halloween Foods

Oct 26, 2021

Trick-or-Treating Food Safety Tips

With the COVID-19 pandemic still lingering, Ellen Shumaker, extension associate and Director of Outreach for Safe Plates at NC State University, sat down with The Abstract to discuss what trick-or-treating may look like this year and which foods to steer clear of. When trick-or-treating this year, “it’s really up to each person to decide their level… 

Cargo ship docked at the Morehead City port.

Oct 20, 2021

Will Supply Issues Affect Holiday Shopping This Year?

NC State supply chain management expert Robert Handfield weighs in. 

Park-Scholars-Class-Of-2025

May 24, 2021

Park Scholarships Announces Class of 2025

The Park Scholarships program at North Carolina State University has named 40 students to its Class of 2025 – the 26th class of Park Scholars. Biographies of each new Park Scholar are available: Park Class of 2025 “The talented Park Scholars of the Class of 2025 join a thriving network of more than 1,100 Park Scholars.… 

dog-handlger-training

Feb 4, 2021

Are COVID-Sniffing Dogs the New Tool in Helping Detect the Virus?

Toxicology Professor David Dorman talks about how dogs are able to detect the virus and where this may be useful. 

BTEC-bioreactor

Oct 21, 2020

How to Make and Distribute a Vaccine

BTEC's Jennifer Pancorbo talks to The Abstract about vaccine production and distribution. 

Trick-Or-Treating-During-Covid

Sep 28, 2020

Should I Send My Kids Trick-Or-Treating This Year?

Food safety expert Ben Chapman weighs in on Halloween trick-or-treating during a pandemic. 

group-of-escaped-slaves

Jun 19, 2020

Land Loss Has Plagued Black America Since Emancipation – Is it Time to Look Again at ‘Black Commons’ and Collective Ownership?

This is a repost from The Conversation. Authors: Kofi Boone, professor of landscape architecture, College of Design, North Carolina State University; Julian Agyeman, professor of urban and environmental policy and planning, Tufts University Underlying the recent unrest sweeping U.S. cities over police brutality is a fundamental inequity in wealth, land and power that has circumscribed black lives… 

A completed face shield printed by NC State's Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics.

Apr 7, 2020

NC State Uses 3D Printers to Make Face Shields for WakeMed

Our university's Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics is using 3D printers to create face shields for health care workers fighting COVID-19. 

COVID-19 Experts

Mar 18, 2020

NC State Experts on COVID-19

Experts from across our university are available to speak with media about the wide-ranging effects of COVID-19 on our world. 

Greenway

Feb 19, 2020

The Urgency and Necessity for Greenways: 5 Questions With Charles A. Flink

There’s a lot of talk about the need for greenways but besides being attractive, nice areas to take a jog, how do these spaces actually benefit communities? Do they outweigh the financial cost, physical labor and political will to build them?  Charles A. Flink is a professor of practice in landscape architecture at NC State University… 

Dog cuddling with man.

Feb 14, 2019

How do pets show love?

We’d all like to think that our pets love us as much as we love them, but how can we know? How exactly could pets show love, anyway? Are they cuddling with us out of affection or because they want dinner? Those are good questions. And it turns out that we know a lot about… 

Photo of peanuts

Feb 8, 2019

Is There Fat in Fruits and Nuts, and How Much?

While most people associate fat with junk food, many “healthy” foods contain fats as well – including fruits and nuts.