The Abstract: NC State's research blog

Dec 21, 2017

Shining a Light on the ‘Invisible Scholars’

A new book examines the contributions and needs of postdoctoral fellows.

Dec 13, 2017  |  The Abstract

Collaborative Research Project Aims to Improve Child Welfare in NC

An interdisciplinary group of NC State researchers is helping improve the wellbeing of children across North Carolina.

Dec 13, 2017  |  The Abstract

Fieldwork in Africa Informs Science – and Changes a Scientist

How one postdoc's experiences in Kenya changed the way he views himself and his work.

Dec 11, 2017  |  The Abstract

Building 3-D models of molecules with RealityConvert

RealityConvert software creates 3-D models of molecules for research, education and drug discovery.

Dec 11, 2017  |  The Abstract

Using New Technologies to Preserve Wildlife and Wild Spaces

NC State and its Namibian partners are using new technologies to better study and protect African wildlife.

Dec 6, 2017  |  The Abstract

Gaming to Inspire Future Generations of Health Scientists

Researchers are developing an online adventure game designed to inspire future generations to pursue health-related careers.

Dec 5, 2017  |  The Abstract

Protecting Water Quality

Chris Osburn studies the chemistry of lake ecosystems to gather information that policymakers can use to protect water quality.

Dec 4, 2017  |  The Abstract

Making AI ‘Intentional’: a Case Study and New Programming Framework

Computer science researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) game-playing program that exhibits social reasoning and “intentionality.”

Nov 8, 2017  |  The Abstract

“Space” Invader – Invasive Marine Fouling Species Crowds Out Natives

An invasive species of tunicate known as Clavelina oblonga crowds out and overgrows other marine fouling species and reduces biodiversity.

Nov 6, 2017  |  The Abstract

Study Examines Hiring, Retention of Women and Underrepresented Minorities in STEM Faculty

NC State statistician Marcia Gumpertz conducted a “snapshot” survey of time to tenure, promotion and retention for female and minority faculty in four different STEM fields.