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May 21, 2015

Race, Politics, and Neighborhood Schools: What You Can Learn From a School Board Election

Local school board elections can be sleepy affairs, but the past decade saw heated debate over elections to the Wake County Board of Education in North Carolina – a debate that raised issues of race, social ties, and what K-12 schools should do in order to best serve their students. 

May 20, 2015

Field Study Shows How a GM Crop Can Have Diminishing Success at Fighting Off Insect Pest

Research finds the toxin in a widely used GM crop is having little impact on the crop pest called corn earworm – which is consistent with predictions made almost 20 years ago that were largely ignored. 

May 19, 2015

Engineering Graduate Student Wins Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

Ph.D. student Alexander Richter wins a prestigious prize for innovative, pest-controlling nanoparticles. 

May 19, 2015

Fisheries, Society and Sustainability: A Q&A With Stefano Longo

What happens when part of the ecosystem becomes a commodity? Stefano Longo explores this and other questions in his new book on fisheries and environmental sociology. 

May 13, 2015

New Project Tackles Genetic Switchboard for DNA

The Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project, with help from NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill researchers, is looking at the link between genetic variation and gene expression, to figure out how genetic variation impacts disease. 

May 11, 2015

NC State Team Selected for FAA Unmanned Aircraft Center of Excellence

NC State is part of a coalition selected by the FAA as a Center of Excellence for unmanned aircraft research. 

May 11, 2015

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Warren Sconiers

Entomologist Warren Sconiers has traveled from southern California to Texas to North Carolina in his pursuit of better understanding the relationship between insects and the environment. 

May 7, 2015

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: April Hamblin

Entomology student April Hamblin explains how her love of books evolved into a desire to study and understand the natural world. 

May 6, 2015

Spirits Rejoice! A Musician and Scholar Talks About Jazz, Religion, and American Culture

Religion professor and jazz musician Jason Bivins talks about his new book that explores the links between religion, jazz and American culture. 

May 6, 2015

Study: Part-Time College Faculty Crave Respect, Office Space

A new study of part-time faculty members' job satisfaction shows ways colleges and universities can offer support, from providing office space to a place at the table when decisions are made.