education

Nov 18, 2013

Researchers Design Interactive Software to Target Teen Alcohol Use

If you want teens to avoid risky behavior, you can’t just give teenagers the facts – you have to get them to engage with the information, feel motivated to change, and have the confidence and skills to keep themselves safe. […]

Oct 4, 2013

NC State Wins $4.7 Million Grant to Expand Rural School Leadership Program

North Carolina State University will use a $4.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand its efforts to train principals and assistant principals for hard-to-staff school districts in the northeastern region of the state. Thirteen districts will […]

Sep 27, 2013

NC State Announces $50 Million Gift From Park Foundation

Chancellor Randy Woodson announced today a $50 million gift from the Park Foundation – the largest single contribution in NC State’s 126-year history – that will go toward permanently funding the university’s prestigious Park Scholarships program. Together with additional donor […]

Sep 25, 2013

The 21st Century Professor: Evaluating the Future of Instruction in Higher Education

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Jeff Braden, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of psychology at NC State. Braden is leading a study, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to […]

Sep 17, 2013

NC State Lands $7.3M ‘Citizen Science’ Grant to Boost Research in Schools

North Carolina State University is taking the lead on a five-year, $7.3 million “citizen science” initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The goal of the program is to give science teachers and students the opportunity to engage in […]

Sep 10, 2013

School Reform in a Vacuum: 5 Questions With Lance Fusarelli

When it comes to the state of our schools, Americans don’t have confidence that the kids are all right. Dr. Lance Fusarelli, professor of education policy at NC State University, took an in-depth look at trends in children’s well-being. His […]

Jun 21, 2013

NC State Named a Top National STEM University

A new ranking confirms NC State’s position as a STEM education powerhouse. The list, released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report, establishes NC State as the No. 1 public land-grant institution among top national colleges and universities granting the […]

Mar 22, 2013

Outdoor Education Helps Minority Students Close Gap in Environmental Literacy

Environmental education programs that took middle school students outdoors to learn helped minority students close a gap in environmental literacy, according to research from North Carolina State University. The study, published March 22 in PLOS ONE, showed that time outdoors […]

Oct 5, 2012

Bringing Bugs Into the Classroom

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Dr. David Buchwalter, a researcher in NC State’s Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology. Every so often, The Abstract likes to highlight outreach efforts by NC State researchers. This one sounded like […]

Aug 21, 2012

NC State Experts Can Discuss Back to School Topics

As students and teachers across the state head back to class this fall, experts with North Carolina State University’s College of Education can offer helpful information on a range of topics, from digital literacy and graduation rates to reading tips […]