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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.

May 10, 2021 St. Joseph News-Press

Strategies shift to vaccinate as supply becomes higher than demand

Dr. Julie Swan, department head for industrial and systems engineering at North Carolina State University, has researched the epidemiology of the flu as well as COVID-19. She said that as doses become more available, the actual number of vaccines given per day has gone down. She said it is time to switch the approach of… 

May 10, 2021 The Wildlife Society

In the Keys, does go high while fawns go low

As Cove’s team members looked at the photos they captured of the deer, they realized that their spot patterns were unique. Julia Jacobs, an undergraduate student at North Carolina State University at the time, took the lead to use these patterns to try to understand more about where the Key deer spend their time. “I… 

May 7, 2021 The Horse

Feeding Metabolic Horses

Because each of these conditions affects horses’ ability to metabolize soluble carbohydrates, including sugars and starches, developing appropriate feeding strategies is of paramount importance for their welfare. Many owners of metabolic horses do not know how many calories these individuals need and how much feed and forage will provide that amount, says Paul Siciliano, PhD,… 

May 7, 2021 WNCN

Did the state strike a good deal with Apple? NCSU researchers say yes.

“This is a really big win for the state of North Carolina,” said Nathan Goldman, an assistant professor of accounting at N.C. State’s Poole College of Management who co-authored the study with lecturer Erynn Stainback. “Are the tax benefits that they’re going to provide to the state and to the local municipalities — are those… 

May 7, 2021 National Hog Farmer

A new, alternative protein for swine diets

For the swine industry to remain agriculturally sustainable in the future, considerable attention must be given to the feed ingredients used in pig diets. Soybean meal is the most common protein source used in livestock diets and makes up almost 70% of the world’s protein meal consumption. Intensive farming of crops can have a significant… 

May 7, 2021 WRAL Tech Wire

Pandemic deja vu? Our economic recovery from COVID could be another ‘Roaring 20s’

One hundred years ago a worldwide pandemic ended.  Known as the “Spanish flu” – although the virus did not begin in Spain – the pandemic killed an estimated 20 to 50 million people worldwide and almost 700,000 in the US.  To date, the death toll in the US from the COVID-19 pandemic is 570,000, and… 

May 6, 2021 Scientific American

Bird Brawlers Love Spectators—Other Avian Species Are Welcome at Ringside

Across her career studying these dynamics, Sieving has noticed that birds of different species often seem interested in one another’s fights. She finally had the opportunity to investigate that observation with the help of her former graduate student Jin Bai, who is now at North Carolina State University. Bai walked around suburban woods in Gainesville,… 

May 6, 2021 Forbes

Apple’s $1 Billion North Carolina Building Could Spur Corporate Diversity

Apple stands to gain a lot in terms of diversity when it moves to the area, as this move can potentially up its Black employee representation which currently falls at 9%. CultureBanx dug in even deeper into the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill demographics which make up the Research Triangle Park area where 22% of… 

May 6, 2021 Coastal Review Online

PFAS Prevalence, Effects Clearer: Report

The Cape Fear River basin is the largest watershed in the state. It is the drinking water source to about 1.5 million North Carolinians, about 1 million of whom are affected by water with the higher PFAS concentrations, said Detlef Knappe, a North Carolina State University professor and researcher. 

May 6, 2021 Fast Company

Your parents’ education level predicts your income better than your college degree will

“Education is not the equalizer that many people think it is,” noted researcher Anna Manzoni, an associate professor of sociology at North Carolina State University. “We like to think that if someone makes it to college and becomes a lawyer or doctor, they have ‘made it.’ But what we see is that even earning an… 

May 5, 2021 The Coastland Times

Buttigieg, Emhoff pitch infrastructure plan in North Carolina

The trip to tour N.C. State University’s Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics sought to highlight the research and development investment within Biden’s $2.3 trillion plan. At the Teamsters hall, Buttigieg told forum participants that investing in infrastructure is about investing in trade jobs. “These are not mysterious jobs,” Buttigieg said. “We’re talking about needing… 

May 5, 2021 Unite.AI

Newly Discovered Law of Physics Set to Drastically Impact Robotics

Researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered a new law of physics that should have major implications for the field of robotic technologies. The new law helps solve some of the issues surrounding a robot’s grip, which is usually relied on in many different fields. These robots struggle with accounting for the friction that… 

May 5, 2021 WTVD

Skyrocketing lumber prices, aluminum shortages impacting Habitat for Humanity affordable housing project

Professor Tim Kraft, a supply chain logistics expert with NC State University, told ABC11 manufacturers slowed down production during the pandemic because they expected spending not to be there; that reality was not the case. “This created this gap between the supply and demand. Now, as the economy starts to re-open and we start to see… 

May 5, 2021 Carolina Coast Online

Atlantic hurricane season starts soon; forecasters call for above-average activity

According to NCSU meteorologists, the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season will see 15 to 18 named storms, which is above the 1951-2020 average of 11 named storms per season. Of these named storms, seven to nine could grow to hurricane strength – above the historical average of six – with two or three that may become… 

May 4, 2021 Spectrum News 1

Pushing Biden’s jobs plan, Buttigeig and second gentleman visit Raleigh

Following a visit from the vice president two weeks ago, Kamala Harris’s husband Doug Emhoff and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg came to North Carolina to continue pushing the Biden administration’s jobs and infrastructure plan. Emhoff and Buttigieg made several stops in Raleigh Friday, meeting with union workers and touring advanced manufacturing labs at North Carolina…