environmental engineering

Aug 7, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Benefits of Advanced Wood-Burning Stoves Greater Than Thought

Research finds that advanced wood-burning stoves designed for use in the developing world can reduce air pollution more than anticipated.

Mar 22, 2017  |  The Abstract

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.

Sep 26, 2016  |  The Abstract

The Next Generation of Greenhouses May Be Power Plants

Researchers from NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill are launching a project to develop next generation greenhouses with built-in solar cells that make use of the entire spectrum of solar light.

Nov 12, 2015

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.

Sep 29, 2015  |  The Abstract

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.

Sep 24, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

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.

Jun 3, 2015  |  The Abstract

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?

Apr 2, 2015  |  The Abstract

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.

Oct 11, 2012

Noble Work: Improving Global Sanitation

An enterprising environmental engineering student finds ways to improve sanitation in developing countries.

Apr 28, 2011

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.