Nearly seven in 10 college students say they have not purchased a textbook for financial reasons, even at the risk of academic performance. That's one of the reasons NCSU Libraries created the Alt Textbook Project, which provides mini-grants and support for faculty to adopt, adapt or create free and open alternatives to textbooks.
Microbiology Class Wins SWI, CDC Contest
Alice Lee's Microbiology 360 class recently won a contest sponsored by the Small World Initiative and the Centers for Disease Control about solving the global antibiotics resistance crisis, beating out 13 other entries from across the country.
Cooper Wins Churchill Scholarship
Senior Christopher Cooper, a chemical engineering and economics major at NC State, will spend the 2017-18 academic year at the University of Cambridge, earning a master's degree on a prestigious Churchill Scholarship.
NC State’s annual spring commencement ceremony will take place at PNC Arena on Saturday, May 7, when Chancellor Randy Woodson will confer 64 associate’s, 3,779 bachelor’s, 1,467 master’s, 190 doctoral and 98 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees. Those 5,598 new graduates will swell the total number for the academic year to 9,074.
Generous gifts from Randy and Tiffany Ramsey bolstered the university's programs for men's basketball and equine sports medicine.
NC State to Hold Commencement Ceremony Dec. 16
More than 3,500 NC State students will graduate on Friday, bringing the total to nearly 9,000 degrees awarded in 2016.
2016 Chancellor’s Report
Thanks to our extraordinary faculty, staff and students, NC State is driving positive change in a wide range of disciplines. Explore some of the year’s most significant accomplishments in the 2016 Chancellor’s Report.
McKeand Nabs Top Service Award for Work With Pines
Steve McKeand, director of NC State’s Cooperative Tree Improvement Program, is honored with the Governor James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service. The program breeds loblolly and longleaf pines to better cope with disease, pests and a changing climate.
NC State Fighting Zika on Multiple Fronts
NC State is fighting the worldwide outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus Zika by designing innovative, mosquito-proof fabrics; developing mathematical models that describe and predict the spread of infections; genetically engineering mosquitos to suppress their transmission of disease; and drawing attention to missed opportunities for better biotechnology regulation.
Celebrate All Things NC State During Red and White Week
The annual Red and White Week leading up to next Saturday's Homecoming football game against Boston College at Carter-Finley will have a slew of activities, from Chancellor Randy Woodson's annual fall address next Friday afternoon to food and beer presentations to free Howling Cow ice cream on Stafford Commons for students.