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Tag: experiential education

Feb 2, 2016

The Archaeology of Prehistoric Climate Change

NC State archaeology researchers are helping us understand how climate change affected prehistoric societies. 

Dec 11, 2015

Student Project Evolves Into New Tool for the Biotech Industry

When Scott Vu started working on a computer science research project as a teenager, he didn’t realize he would end up launching a company designed to help the biotechnology industry operate more efficiently. 

Dec 3, 2015

Research Seeks Answers to Black Lung Resurgence in Central Appalachia

Black lung is making a resurgence among miners in central Appalachia. And one NC State researcher wants to know why. 

Dec 3, 2015

Study: Mental Health Courts Significantly Reduce Repeat Offenses, Jail Time

NC State research finds that mental health courts are effective at reducing repeat offending, and limiting related jail time, for people with mental health problems – especially those who also have substance use problems. 

Dec 1, 2015

Trap-jaw Ants Exhibit Previously Unseen Jumping Behavior

A species of trap-jaw ant has been found to exhibit a previously unseen jumping behavior, using its legs rather than its powerful jaws. The discovery makes this species, Odontomachus rixosus, the only species of ant that can jump with either its legs or its mandibles. 

Nov 19, 2015

Are People Inherently Good or Bad at Learning New Tech? Your Opinion Matters

If you think people are inherently good or bad at learning how to use new technology, odds are good that it’s harder for you to learn how to use new technology. 

Nov 18, 2015

Experiencing Major Stress Makes Some Older Adults Better Able to Handle Daily Stress

A new study finds that dealing with a major stressful event appears to make some older adults better able to cope with the ups and downs of day-to-day stress. 

Nov 16, 2015

Prime Mover

Computer science graduate Xavier Primus was accepted into MIT, Georgetown and Duke — and then went to NC State instead. Learn why we’re increasingly the first choice of elite students. 

Nov 10, 2015

Psychologist Expands Postpartum Adjustment Work to Community

Psychologist Betty-Shannon Prevatt is working with the community to help understand what resources can help new moms adjust to the arrival of a baby. 

Oct 2, 2015

Grad Student, Boren Fellow Seeks Answers to Youth Unemployment in Morocco

Throughout the Middle East and North Africa, youth unemployment rates are some of the highest in the world. In Morocco, NC State graduate student Mary Sloan wants to know why. 

An exterior of the Talley Student Union.

Sep 8, 2015

A New Campus Hub: Talley Student Union

The Sept. 9 dedication of Talley Student Union completes a years-long renovation and rebuilding effort. That project united many student organizations in a beautiful space that encourages the people inside to exchange ideas and create our unique campus culture. 

Jun 16, 2015

Art, Engineering and Infinity: How Four College Students Ended Up Displaying Their Work With Escher and da Vinci

The concept of infinity and the desire to illustrate the creative process have given a team of NC State students the opportunity to showcase an electronic display they developed alongside the works of M.C. Escher and Leonardo da Vinci. 

Jun 15, 2015

Good News for Combating the Spread of Norovirus

A new finding from NC State researchers shows that an age-old commodity may be a new tool in combating norovirus. 

May 19, 2015

Engineering Graduate Student Wins Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

Ph.D. student Alexander Richter wins a prestigious prize for innovative, pest-controlling nanoparticles. 

May 7, 2015

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: April Hamblin

Entomology student April Hamblin explains how her love of books evolved into a desire to study and understand the natural world.