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Sep 24, 2020

NC State Team Finds Solution for Sweetpotato Problem

A new discovery will save NC sweetpotato growers millions of dollars. 

a pine forest

Aug 27, 2020

How Climate Change May Reshape Pine Plantations

To be sustainable, and turn a profit, the forestry sector is already thinking about how to evolve in the face of climate change. 

dollar bills

Feb 27, 2020

Study: Corporate Tax Incentives Do More Harm Than Good to States

A study of tax incentives aimed at attracting and retaining businesses finds that most incentives leave states worse off. 

man in suit behind desk

Feb 10, 2020

Financial Pressure Makes CFOs Less Likely to Blow the Whistle on Potential Fraud

Study finds CFOs are less likely to voice fraud concerns when their company is under pressure. 

spirals demonstrate the nc factory at work

Mar 15, 2019

Nanocrystal ‘Factory’ Could Revolutionize Quantum Dot Manufacturing

A new system for synthesizing perovskite quantum dots across the entire spectrum of visible light drastically reduces manufacturing costs, can be tuned on demand to any color and allows for real-time process monitoring to ensure quality control. 

Vishnu Mahesh Vivek Nanda stands next to the GeoLab sign

Mar 14, 2019

Partnership With Wake County a New Think (and Do) Tank for Harnessing Spatial Data

Through a new partnership called Geo-IDEAS, NC State and Wake County are developing innovative approaches to incorporate spatial analysis and decision-making. 

Oct 16, 2018

State Pension Plans Would Be Better Off Avoiding External Management Fees

Recent research finds state pension plans would be better off avoiding external asset managers when investing their assets – and would carry substantially smaller unfunded liabilities if they simply invested in a conventional index fund. 

A sunny vineyard.

Oct 8, 2018

For Wineries, Competition Boosts Profits From Sustainability

An international study finds that the more sustainability practices a winery has in place, the better its financial performance – and the effect is enhanced when a winery perceives significant pressure from competitors. 

Mar 20, 2018

Survey: 69% of Organizations Do Not Have Comprehensive Enterprise-wide Risk Management Processes in Place Despite Growing Corporate Risks

While most finance leaders agree corporate risks are increasing, less than a third report having complete enterprise risk management processes in place. 

Mar 12, 2018

Cloud-Computing Tool Moves From the Lab to the Marketplace

How one NC State researcher's work has gone from the lab to a thriving company. 

Sep 13, 2017

New Manufacturing Process for SiC Power Devices Opens Market to More Competition

Researchers are rolling out a new manufacturing process and chip design for silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, which can be used to more efficiently regulate power in technologies that use electronics. 

Jan 18, 2017

Study Finds Current Corporate Sustainability Reporting Misses the Mark

A new study finds corporate sustainability reporting often focuses on issues that are unimportant to stakeholders, and offers specific suggestions to improve the content of future reporting efforts. 

Golden Leaf BTEC building.

Jan 1, 2017

NC State to Play Workforce Training Role in National Biopharmaceutical Initiative

NC State is part of a new, federal initiative aimed at advancing U.S. leadership in the biopharmaceutical sector. 

A student works in the Jet Laser Lab.

Dec 13, 2016

Faculty Inventors Recognized

Three faculty members at North Carolina State University are being named fellows by the National Academy of Inventors. 

Aug 9, 2016

NC State Boosts Efforts to Commercialize Research Discoveries

NC State has announced that seven projects will receive support from its Chancellor’s Innovation Fund, aimed at moving innovative discoveries from the lab bench to the marketplace in areas ranging from the development of new antibiotics to the creation of faster, more accurate medical diagnostic tools.