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Jan 13, 2016

Racial Makeup of Labor Markets Affects Who Gets Job Leads

Research from North Carolina State University and Rice University finds that the racial composition of a labor market plays a significant role in whether workers find out about job leads – regardless of the race of the worker. 

Jan 11, 2016

New Tech Targets Cloud Computing Bugs

Computer science researcher Helen Gu has launched a start-up to help companies that use cloud computing improve the user experience for their customers. 

Jan 6, 2016

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Ashley Brown

Biomedical engineering researcher Ashley Brown explains what drew her to the sciences. 

Jan 6, 2016

SUNY Albany President to Give Diversity Lecture at NC State

Robert Jones, president of the State University of New York at Albany, will give the NC State College of Humanities and Social Sciences’s Diversity Lecture on Feb. 17. Jones’s presentation is titled “Institutional Culture Change in Higher Education: Leadership and Inclusive Excellence.” 

Jan 5, 2016

Start-Up Connects Micro-Entrepreneurs With Tourists

How an interdisciplinary team of researchers is helping small, locally owned businesses connect with tourists to create economic prosperity -- and amazing experiences. 

Dec 18, 2015

Magnetic Nanoparticle Chains Offer New Technique for Controlling Soft Robots

Researchers have developed a new technique that uses chains of magnetic nanoparticles to remotely control new “soft robots.” 

Dec 16, 2015

New Metamaterial Manipulates Sound to Improve Acoustic Imaging

Researchers have developed a metamaterial made of paper and aluminum that can manipulate acoustic waves to more than double the resolution of acoustic imaging, focus acoustic waves, and control the angles at which sound passes through the metamaterial. 

Dec 15, 2015

This is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Veronica Augustyn

Veronica Augustyn explains how her childhood fascination with gemstones led her to do research on new materials for use in fuel cells and batteries. 

Dec 14, 2015

What Motivates Older Adults to Stay Mentally Active?

As we age, it can be harder to do what’s good for the mind. Now researchers are trying to learn more about what affects our motivation to engage in cognitively-rewarding tasks. 

Dec 11, 2015

Student Project Evolves Into New Tool for the Biotech Industry

When Scott Vu started working on a computer science research project as a teenager, he didn’t realize he would end up launching a company designed to help the biotechnology industry operate more efficiently.