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video game image of three young people examining a waterway

Nov 13, 2019

Making (Fun) Multi-Player Gaming an Educational Experience

A new video game framework keeps multiple players engrossed in the learning experience while fostering collaboration and problem solving. 

Students gather samples in the sound in front of the CMAST building

Jul 24, 2019

Campus at the Coast

NC State's Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) offers students unique experiences and furthers the university's research and outreach mission. 

an empty classroom

May 6, 2019

Climate Education for Kids Increases Climate Concerns for Parents

A new study finds that teaching children about climate change increases their parents’ concerns about climate change. 

painting of insects

Dec 12, 2018

College Textbooks Largely Overlook the Most Common Animals

Biology textbooks devote less than 1 percent of their text to discussing insects, which make up more than 60 percent of animal species. 

children walking together

Nov 12, 2018

Family, School Support Makes Kids More Likely To Stand Up To Bullying

A recent study finds young people with good family relationships are more likely to intervene when they witness bullying at school. 

Apr 19, 2018

Improving Public Engagement With Science Museums

A team of computer science, education and museum researchers is launching a project to better understand how museum visitors interact with educational exhibits. The ultimate goal: helping museums capture public interest. 

The Belltower at NC State.

Jan 10, 2018

NC State’s Online Programs Move Up in Rankings

NC State makes big gains in this year’s ranking of the nation’s top online degree programs. Take a look at the reasons behind NC State’s rising reputation. 

Dec 6, 2017

Gaming to Inspire Future Generations of Health Scientists

Researchers are developing an online adventure game designed to inspire future generations to pursue health-related careers. 

Teacher with student at blackboard

Jul 27, 2017

NC State Research Explores How Private Schools, Families Make Voucher Decisions

New reports from education researchers provide insight on how school leaders and parents view a publicly funded voucher program to allow lower-income students to attend private schools. 

Mar 22, 2017

Hands-On Model Helps Students Understand Genetic Engineering

A team of faculty and undergraduate researchers have created an interactive, physical model to teach students about genetics and biological processes at the cellular level. 

Oct 12, 2016

Moms More Likely Than Dads to Favor Both School Diversity And Neighborhood Schools

In the first empirical study on gender and school assignment, researchers find that mothers are more likely than fathers to favor both school diversity and so-called neighborhood schools. 

Sep 27, 2016

NSF-funded Afterschool Program Powering Up in Durham

Middle school students in Durham will have time to explore electrical engineering and computer science as part of a 3-year, National Science Foundation project NC State is leading. 

NC State University sign on metal gateway.

Sep 21, 2016

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. 

Sep 14, 2016

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. 

Sep 13, 2016

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.