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NC State news is shared far and wide. Below are just some of our recent appearances in local, regional, national and international media publications.

Sep 24, 2021 WMAQ

Climate Change Is Coming for Your Beer

What about beer in the future? An open question, according to Colleen Doherty, an associate professor of molecular and structural biochemistry at North Carolina State University. The taste will almost certainly change, because the ingredients of beer are changing, but will it be better? Worse? “We just really don’t know what’s going to happen,” she… 

Sep 24, 2021 The Washington Post

‘Don’t get vaccinated’: Fake funeral home is used to promote coronavirus shots

Stacy Wood, a professor at North Carolina State University who studies coronavirus vaccine promotion, said BooneOakley’s campaign was too high-pressure to change an unvaccinated person’s mind. If anything, she said, it risks reinforcing their stance.“In studying how people make choices, marketers have found that when people feel pushed to one particular choice, and this pressure… 

Sep 24, 2021 WRAL

NC State study: Pandemic cost us time, physical activity, mental health

A new multi-state survey from North Carolina State University finds more people showed signs of psychological distress during the pandemic, that it has had an impact on their physical activity. The results also point to differences due to income status and where people live. “Individuals’ psychological distress increased a lot during the pandemic,” said NC State’s… 

Sep 24, 2021 The Herald Sun

Are vaccines required for Triangle first responders? Here’s what local agencies are doing

Julie Swann, an N.C. State University professor, said first responders are at an inherent risk of exposure to the virus, due to interacting closely with the public. While she encourages people to get vaccinated she doesn’t think they should be mandated. Still, she said, there are many reasons why first responders should get the shot… 

Sep 23, 2021 WRAL TechWire

$25M grant fuels launch of new center at NCSU focusing on phosphates

RALEIGH – North Carolina State University will lead a national research effort to reduce both dependence on mined phosphates and the amount of phosphorus that leaches into soil and water, the National Science Foundation announced today. The research will focus on issues relevant to both food security and environmental quality. 

Sep 23, 2021 Business Insider

Vaccines a key to supply chain crisis, N.C. State expert says

The latest Beige Book report from the Federal Reserve cited many supply chain problems encountered across a range of industries. I wanted to talk to an expert on how this problem is being addressed, so I called Dr. Rob Handfield, an N.C. State professor. Handfield has spent three decades studying logistics and supply chain management.… 

Sep 23, 2021 WNCN

No need to panic buy as items run out of stock in Triangle-area grocery stores, experts say

“A lot of the shortages are related to labor and COVID-related issues as well as storms and other things as well that’s impacting things consumers would normally see on the shelves,” said North Carolina State University professor Rob Handfield. 

Sep 23, 2021 WNCT

Trees are changing colors across the country, so how is NC’s fall foliage going to look?

“Our state is really big, from one side to the next,” said Associate Dean of Extension for the College of Natural Resources at N.C. State, Robert Bardon. “And we have trees that produce fall colors from one end to the next. So there’s always going to be one spot in the state that we see… 

Sep 22, 2021 Medical Xpress

How the pandemic has triggered a cycle of mental health struggles and physical inactivity

“We know that physical activity is important for helping people maintain their mental health, but this study reveals the unforgiving cycle that the pandemic has imposed on many people,” says Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, co-author of the study and an associate professor of agricultural and human sciences at North Carolina State University. 

Sep 22, 2021 Florida News Times

Studies show that natural outdoor spaces are not always common in schools

Spending time in nature can bring mental, physical and social benefits to children. Schools offer students of all backgrounds the opportunity to go out in nature, but researchers at North Carolina State University found in a small sample of elementary and junior high schools in Wake County that natural spaces such as forests and gardens.… 

Sep 22, 2021 Phys.org

Study finds that natural outdoor spaces are not necessarily common at schools

Spending time in nature can have mental, physical and social benefits for children. While schools offer a chance for students of all backgrounds to get outside in nature, researchers from North Carolina State University found natural spaces like woods or gardens were relatively rare in a small sample of elementary and middle schools in Wake… 

Sep 22, 2021 WNCN

NC State researchers find ‘unforgiving cycle’ pandemic’s impact on mental, physical health

Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, assistant professor and extension specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences at North Carolina State University, and Annie Hardison-Moody helped survey more than 4,000 people in five states, including North Carolina, about their mental health amid the pandemic. 

Sep 21, 2021 Study International

NC State University: Improving the world through plant science innovation

Plants and microbes are the foundation of life. Advancing discoveries in plant research is essential to civilization, and that’s exactly what NC State University’s researchers and graduate students do. NC State University is globally known for their broad research portfolio of over 130 million US dollars in annual expenditures, supporting 600 active projects. Much of that research… 

Sep 21, 2021 Roads & Bridges

North Carolina DOT Conducting Research On Demolished Bonner Bridge

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is partnering with North Carolina State University (NCSU) on a research project related to pieces from the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge. Girders from the now-demolished Bonner Bridge have been sent to NCSU in Raleigh to undergo stress testing at the college’s Constructed Facilities Lab. The goal is to… 

Sep 21, 2021 Medical Xpress

How the pandemic has triggered a cycle of mental health struggles and physical inactivity

“We know that physical activity is important for helping people maintain their mental health, but this study reveals the unforgiving cycle that the pandemic has imposed on many people,” says Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, co-author of the study and an associate professor of agricultural and human sciences at North Carolina State University.