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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 12, 2023 Farm Progress

New North Carolina facility called a prize asset for ag science

“That’s why this partnership is so important between N.C. State and the USDA ARS. N.C. State has been working in the plant sciences for a really long time, 130 years since our founding. We focus on anything dealing with agriculture, from the seed to harvest to supply chain to consumption to post consumption. We published… 

Sep 11, 2023 Nation's Restaurant News

Restaurant operators maintain focus on food safety, despite labor challenges

Dr. Ben Chapman, department head of Agricultural and Human Sciences as well as professor and director of the Safe Plates food safety extension and research program at North Carolina State University, said operators appear to be keeping food safety top of mind even as they find ways to operate more efficiently and with fewer workers.“… 

Sep 11, 2023 Nature

Legacy of racist US housing policies extends even to bird data

The study is one of the first direct looks at how “systemic racism can play a role in the ecological process”, says Jin Bai, an urban ornithologist at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. 

Sep 11, 2023 The Washington Post

Employers turn to ice vests, sweat stickers to cope with extreme heat

Don Chernoff, founder of the commercial research firm Small World Sciences, is working with North Carolina State University and University of Chicago researchers to produce textiles for “clothing that essentially lets you wear the shade on your body.” Tiny pyramids built into the fabric are designed to deflect sunlight, much like the leaves of a… 

Sep 11, 2023 The New York TImes

Morocco Races to Dig Out Survivors After Strongest Quake in 100 Years

The quality of data depends on several factors and is later reviewed by several seismologists,” said Paula Figueiredo, an earth scientist at North Carolina State University.That task, she added, can take a few days to be completed. 

Sep 8, 2023 National Science Foundation

Citizen science inspires kids to take local action

Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that a program designed to involve Girl Scouts in citizen science — in which members of the public can participate in scientific research — not only taught girls how to conduct research but motivated them to tackle scientific or environmental problems in their communities. 

Sep 8, 2023 The American Ceramic Society

Compliant combustion: Nanocoating offers new way to control ‘runaway’ thermal reactions

In a recent study, researchers led by North Carolina State University developed a new nanocoating that provides even greater control over reaction rate and ignition propagation during combustion. 

Sep 8, 2023 Nature

Legacy of racist US housing policies extends even to bird data

From 2000 to 2020, the density of bird observations rose steeply in green neighbourhoods, but more gradually in red ones. The disparity in observations between green and red zones grew by more than 35% in that period, the authors calculate. The study is one of the first direct looks at how “systemic racism can play… 

Sep 8, 2023 Forbes

Mastering The Clarity Code: 10 Expert Techniques For Writing Clear Marketing Content

Throughout your ebooks and other documents, you can also use callouts to highlight key statistics or quotes from industry experts. For its content creators, North Carolina State University provides examples of a few different callout designs. Emphasizing takeaways and key points lets readers know what to focus on. It’s as if you’re right there on… 

Sep 7, 2023 STL NPR

Boeing’s $1.8 billion St. Louis project faces questions on tax breaks worth millions

“The fact that everybody knows for St. Louis that it’s Boeing surprises me,” said Bruce McDonald, a professor of public budgeting and finance at North Carolina State University. Companies seeking these kinds of incentives from state or local governments usually try to stay anonymous for as long as they can, he said. McDonald has studied… 

Sep 7, 2023 Essence

Talking About Your Mental Health Online Could Cost You A Job

Researchers at North Carolina State University surmised that the recruiters could view those who post about their mental health challenges on social media platforms could affect applicants in the long run. 

Sep 7, 2023 WWNO

Gulf South’s ‘Hot Labor Summer’ is heating up heading into the fall

The more than half dozen strikes reflect a heightened labor movement in the Gulf South — but it still pales in comparison to the action in the northeast and along the West Coast. David Zonderman, a labor historian and professor at North Carolina State University, said it stems from the South’s more than 100-year history… 

Sep 7, 2023 107.7 The Bounce

NC State Study Finds Posting About Mental Health on Social Media Could Impact Job Prospects

A recent study at North Carolina State University found that people who disclose their personal mental health information on social media may be looked at differently by prospective employers. Jenna McChesney, assistant professor of psychology at Meredith College elaborated on their findings. “Specifically, we found that these disclosures can influence the way people view us… 

Sep 6, 2023 Farm Progress

NC research shows See & Spray effective at targeting weeds

Wes Everman has high hopes for John Deere’s See & Spray as another tool of precision agriculture to control weeds. The North Carolina State University Extension weed specialist believes this new technology has a fit for many farmers. The rig Everman and his colleagues are testing at N.C. State is not a commercial rig but… 

Sep 6, 2023 The Print

Discussing mental health influence how employers see job candidates: Study

“People are often encouraged to discuss their mental health struggles on social media with the goal of reducing the stigma associated with mental health challenges,” says Lori Foster, co-author of a paper on the study and a professor of psychology at North Carolina State University.