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NWI is dedicating its meltblown and spunbond nonwoven making facilities and expertise to produce specially designed fabrics that can be delivered to USA manufacturers to assemble facemasks.

Nov 20, 2020

Nonwovens Institute Awarded Grant to Study Mask Material Improvements

A grant awarded to researchers at NC State's Nonwovens Institute will allow them to study improving properties of mask and respirator materials. 

nurses stand with newly-delivered boxes of PPE

Nov 12, 2020

The Strategic Stockpile Failed; Experts Propose New Approach to Emergency Preparedness

Academic and military experts are calling for a new approach to national emergency preparedness. 

An illustration by the CDC shows ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Nov 10, 2020

NC State Researchers Take On COVID-19

While COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, has brought much of the world to a standstill, it hasn’t stopped research at NC State. Faculty and the staff at the university have pivoted from their customary research to study COVID-19, using their expertise in battling the pandemic. Their research has covered a large scope, from how the… 

person holds head in hands

Nov 9, 2020

New Software Focuses On Better Targeting Mental Health Resources

The tool would help make the most of limited mental health resources. 

masked and gloved woman working at COVID testing tent on NC State's campus

Oct 28, 2020

Taking Care of the Pack in a Pandemic

Student Health Services leads the way in keeping the Wolfpack healthy — especially when a novel pathogen turns life upside down. 

BTEC-bioreactor

Oct 21, 2020

How to Make and Distribute a Vaccine

BTEC's Jennifer Pancorbo talks to The Abstract about vaccine production and distribution. 

Parents and students shop at Wolfpack Outfitters during the first day of move-in for the Fall 2020 semester. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Oct 13, 2020

Auxiliary Units Complete Cost-Cutting Plans for Fall

In a final round of cost-cutting actions by auxiliary units, NC State's retail and hospitality division is enacting temporary furloughs and salary reductions. 

In the campus warehouse, three Facilities employees prepare materials in for workers' welcome kits.

Oct 7, 2020

Teamwork, Trust Keep NC State Stocked

NC State employees hustled to get critical supplies for campus when COVID-19 reached the United States, ensuring the Wolfpack had the necessities for safe classes, research and work. 

two men in Civil Air Patrol uniforms at a PPE distribution site in NC

Oct 7, 2020

Extraordinary Effort

NC State employee Scott Stevens goes above and beyond as a volunteer in the Civil Air Patrol, helping communities across North Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Students pose high above the city of London in a glass observation pod.

Oct 7, 2020

Eye of the Storm

An eight-week study-abroad program on global leadership gave a group of NC State students a front-row seat to corporate decision-making as Europe grappled with economic uncertainties and an emerging pandemic. 

group of Facilities employees standing together

Oct 1, 2020

Stewardship on the Roof

At Carmichael Gym — which has one of the most problematic roofs on campus — Facilities employees leveraged the COVID-19 closure to install a roof overlay at a fraction of the estimated cost. 

Mr. Wuf struts on the field at Carter-Finley Stadium.

Oct 1, 2020

Athletics Enacts Cost-Cutting Measures Due to COVID-19

The financial burden of the pandemic forces NC State Athletics to enact temporary furloughs and temporary salary reductions. 

steak sandwich

Oct 1, 2020

How Steak-umm Became a Social Media Phenomenon During the Pandemic

How a brand of frozen meat products took social media by storm (and why that matters). 

A man wears an N95 mask prototype in front of an NC State banner.

Sep 28, 2020

Public and Private Partners Join Forces to Deliver PPE to Health Care Workers Statewide — All Made in NC

The Made in NC initiative manufactures and distributes N95 masks to protect frontline workers across North Carolina. 

Workers remove green chairs from Talley Student Union to limit seating capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sep 24, 2020

Proactive Pack

Once COVID-19 started spreading in North Carolina, staff in Facilities and Campus Enterprises stepped up to the challenge of making campus safe.