Toilets, Pit Latrines and Adventures in Human Waste
According to Francis de los Reyes III, the problem with World Toilet Day is that it focuses almost entirely on toilets. And he's working on that.
Modeling Tool IDs Genes That Control Stress Response in Plants
An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a modeling algorithm that is able to identify genes associated with specific biological functions in plants. The modeling tool will help plant biologists target individual genes that control how plants respond to drought, high temperatures or other environmental stressors.
Automobile Emissions Expert Can Discuss Volkswagen Scandal, Emissions Testing
Reporters interested in understanding how VW cheated, what emissions tests are and how they work, and how these deceptions can be detected can contact vehicle emissions expert Chris Frey.
How Do Scientists Predict the Size of a ‘Dead Zone’?
What causes the enormous 'dead zone' in the Gulf of Mexico? And how do researchers predict how big it will be?
A Safer Way to Deal With Raw Sewage in the Developing World
In 2011, an engineering student came up with an idea to save lives by help people in the developing world deal with raw sewage. Four years and several countries later, the technology is beginning to come into focus.
Noble Work: Improving Global Sanitation
An enterprising environmental engineering student finds ways to improve sanitation in developing countries.
Engineers Without Borders
Engineering students Ross Varin and Megan Smithmyer went to Sierra Leone to find ways to help supply clean drinking water. They returned with new plans for their careers.
At Your Service
Senior engineering major Justin Boucher (right) didn't spend Spring Break 2010 toting beach chairs and downing frosty beverages. Instead, he joined a group of classmates on an Alternative Spring Break trip to Nicaragua, where he transformed cinderblocks, bags of mortar and wheelbarrows of dirt into sinks, showers and washing stations for needy local residents.
Figuring it Out
When sophomore Andie Mitchell heard about a late-breaking $750 tuition increase, she called financial aid for help. In two weeks, staff members recalculated grant, scholarship and loan information to help almost 8,000 Wolfpack students, including Mitchell, pay for school.
Hitting the Road
For the next seven days, NC State alum and Raleigh-based graphic designer Will Langley, armed with only a $20 bill and a full tank of gas, is taking to the streets to raise the profile of the growing number of unsheltered homeless residents facing daily, harsh realities in our local community.