Communicating Science to Skeptical Audiences
Conveying scientific findings to a skeptical audience can be a daunting task.
Leadership in Public Science: Meet Jean Goodwin
Leadership in Public Science cluster member Jean Goodwin studies how scientists and the public communicate with each other.
Field of ‘Sexting’ Research Finds Little to Worry About
A recent analysis of research into how so-called “sexting” may affect sexual behavior finds that it has little impact on sexual activity – but highlights significant shortcomings in the research itself.
Social, Computer Scientists Want to Share Data On Group Behavior
Computer and social scientists have collaborated to develop a large data set on how group behavior and technology influence decision-making – and they want to share that data with other researchers.
To Lose Weight, and Keep It Off, Be Prepared to Navigate Interpersonal Challenges
A new study highlights an unexpected challenge for those who have made a new year’s resolution to lose weight: the people around you may consciously or subconsciously sabotage your efforts.
Two Pack Grads Playing in Super Bowl LI
Starting offensive guard Joe Thuney and reserve quarterback Jacoby Brissett both earned their degrees from NC State before heading off to play for the NFL's New England Patriots. Sunday, the two rookies hope to help their team win Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons in Houston.
Study Finds NC Coastal Officials Eschew Climate Planning Until They See Damage
A recent study finds that local officials in coastal North Carolina are unlikely to plan for the effects of climate change until they perceive a threat to their specific communities.
Study Finds Indie Rockers Face Business Communication Challenges
A new study finds indie rock musicians face significant business communication challenges, requiring them to develop skills that are probably not what they had in mind when they decided to make a career out of rock n’ roll.
Rediscover MLK’s Impact at ‘Experiencing King’
Next weekend, NC State is opening its doors for "Experiencing King," a two-day series of events that will give the public a chance to rediscover Martin Luther King Jr.'s impact on the state of North Carolina and the nation through stage drama, documentary film, recently unearthed audio archives, modern art and immersive technologies that re-create the experience of what it was like to attend two of King's landmark speeches in North Carolina.
SARS and the Communication Challenges of Global Public Health
The spread of the Zika virus has brought global attention to the issue of epidemics – and the international public health and communications challenges that go with them. Challenges that are similar to those posed by the SARS outbreak more than a decade ago.