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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 21, 2022 Phys.org

Study outlines steps to reduce ‘cybervetting’ bias in hiring

“Our previous work [in Socio-Economic Review] highlights the scope of these biases,” says Steve McDonald, co-author of the paper and a professor of sociology at NC State. “But this paper addresses actions that hiring agents and organizations can take to limit the potential harms associated with cybervetting. We also outline things job seekers can do to… 

Sep 21, 2022 AZO Clean

Wildfire Smoke May Intensify Arctic Phytoplankton Bloom

A new study from North Carolina State University and the International Research Laboratory Takuvik (CNRS/Laval University) in Canada, suggests that smoke from a Siberian wildfire might have delivered nitrogen to the Arctic Ocean and intensified a phytoplankton bloom. 

Sep 21, 2022 House Digest

15 Flowering Perennials That Can Withstand Frigid Winters

Winter aconites are another cold hardy perennial that will grace your garden late into the season with mellow yellow flowers, according to the North Carolina State University Extension. This plant prefers direct sunshine, especially when it blooms during winter. As the weather gets warmer, be sure to provide it with shade. They are the perfect… 

Sep 21, 2022 Al Jazeera

How are Black American farmers reclaiming their land?

Black farmers have lost 98 percent of their land over the past century due to factors that include discrimination from the United States Department of Agriculture. Now, with a growing food crisis that disproportionately affects them, a new generation of farmers and organisers are acquiring back that lost land to provide a reliable food source… 

Sep 20, 2022 KPLC

Health Headlines: Brain-powered prosthetics

Dr. Helen Huang who is a biomedical engineer at NC State University & UNC Chapel Hill explains, “It doesn’t provide power, doesn’t provide enough range of motion.” In a lab at North Carolina State University, biomedical engineers are currently studying how these advanced prosthetic ankles could restore more natural movement. “The difference of our prosthesis is… 

Sep 20, 2022 WUNC

More than just a nuisance: Insecticide-resistant mosquitoes are a public health concern.

“Evolution is arguably the most important force in nature, and it’s happening all the time, whether we see it or not,” said Michael Reiskind, an associate professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University. “It’s happening in our backyard.” 

Sep 20, 2022 Phys.org

Wildfire smoke may have amplified Arctic phytoplankton bloom

Smoke from a Siberian wildfire may have transported enough nitrogen to parts of the Arctic Ocean to amplify a phytoplankton bloom, according to new research from North Carolina State University and the International Research Laboratory Takuvik (CNRS/Laval University) in Canada. The work, which appears in Communications Earth & Environment, sheds light on some potential ecological… 

Sep 19, 2022 Science Daily

Researchers explore enzymes that use a cation, not oxygen-addition, to drive reactions

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Texas at Austin defined the structure of a substrate-bound iron 2-oxoglutarate (Fe/2OG) enzyme to explore whether these enzymes could be used to create a wide array of molecules. They probed the enzyme’s active site to determine its ability to bind with different substrates. Additionally, rather… 

Sep 19, 2022 Futurity

Siberian Wildfire May Have Amped Up Arctic Agal Bloom

“For a bloom that large to occur, the area would need a substantial influx of new nitrogen supply, as the Arctic Ocean is nitrogen-depleted,” says Douglas Hamilton, assistant professor of marine, earth, and atmospheric sciences at North Carolina State University, as well as co-first author of the study in Communications Earth & Environment. “So we… 

Sep 19, 2022 WECT

Whiteville continues work on flood mitigation four years after Hurricane Florence

“It looks a whole lot different than it did during Florence,” Lowder said. “Actually, where we are right now, we had to fly drones in here to actually see some of the businesses and do damage assessments. We had people in here kayaking up and down this street.” To make sure Whiteville never sees the… 

Sep 19, 2022 WRAL

NC State researchers help design safer, more efficient travel

Traffic simulations created by N.C. State researchers compare typical driving on busy roads to what could be the future with self driving, or autonomous vehicles. Ali Hajbabaie is an assistant professor of of civil construction and environmental engineering. “Some of these animations that show vehicles are going through an intersection without the signal and they… 

Sep 16, 2022 Blue Ridge Public Radio

A researcher’s tips for teachers to foster belonging among students of color

Belonging is about acceptance, respect, and inclusion education researcher DeLeon Gray says. The N.C. State University professor has dedicated much of his research and advocacy to studying classroom belonging. And his latest study looks at how teachers can promote a sense of belonging for students of color. “It’s all about answering the question, what is… 

Sep 16, 2022 WCNC

The Worst Floods in North Carolina: Where Hurricane Florence Ranks

North Carolina is no stranger to flooding. Every year floods happen across the state. But sometimes the set up lines up perfectly, leading to catastrophic historical flooding. We reached out to Corey Davis, N.C. State University’s Assistant State Climatologist, to inquire what were the worst flooding events in North Carolina history. Below were his findings… 

Sep 16, 2022 WFMZ

Health Beat: Game-changing garments: Mosquito-free

It’s hard to imagine something so small can do so much damage. One bite from an infected mosquito may be all it takes. “It’s actually injecting saliva into your body,” explained Michael Roe, an entomologist at N.C. State University. Roe and a team of researchers have been testing non-toxic ways to protect human skin. “There’s… 

Sep 16, 2022 Happi

Surface Sanitizer and Disinfectant Efficacy Against Norovirus: NC State Study

A new study by North Carolina State University, in partnership with Gojo, found that total formulation (active ingredients and non-active ingredients) significantly impacts a surface sanitizer or disinfectant’s efficacy against norovirus.