3 Researchers Selected As RTI University Scholars
NC State researchers Owen Duckworth, Sylvia Nassar-McMillan and Nagui Rouphail have been selected for the 2016 class of RTI University Scholars.
Researchers Eye Gaming As Tool for Boosting Computer Science Skills, Diversity in Middle Schools
An interdisciplinary team of researchers is launching an initiative that will use a custom-designed video game to boost computational thinking in middle school science classrooms and foster diversity in the sciences.
Study Shows Unexpected Path for Women to Major in Science
Intriguing new research shows a pattern of women who migrated into science majors after being undecided about what to study when entering college.
Researchers Aim to Understand What Drives School Diversity or Resegregation
Why are some school districts able to maintain economic diversity in their schools, while others have become effectively resegregated in recent decades? That’s a question being explored by a team of researchers led by NC State University under a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Race, Politics, and Neighborhood Schools: What You Can Learn From a School Board Election
Local school board elections can be sleepy affairs, but the past decade saw heated debate over elections to the Wake County Board of Education in North Carolina – a debate that raised issues of race, social ties, and what K-12 schools should do in order to best serve their students.
Researchers Roll Out Science Video Game With Demonstrated Results
Researchers are rolling out a science video game and educational curriculum, making them freely available to educators.
Study: Charter Schools Can Lead Families To Buy Homes Nearby
A new study finds that families with children enrolled at a charter school are likely to move closer to the school. The finding may have relevance for urban renewal efforts.
NELA Scores $2 Million Grant
A program that trains principals for rural schools picked up two honors: a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and an award for effectiveness from the University Council for Educational Administration.
Researchers Aim to Improve Educational Software through Speech and Emotion Detection
North Carolina State University researchers have won a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to improve educational software by enabling it to assess facial expression, body language, speech and other cues to better respond to a student’s emotional […]
Remote Lab Allows ‘Hands-On’ Testing of Antennas From Thousands of Miles Away
Imagine a lab that gives scientists the opportunity to do “hands-on” testing from thousands of miles away. Researchers at NC State have created a remotely-controlled testing facility that allows students, professors and private companies from around the world to test […]