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extension, engagement and outreach

Jun 20, 2012

New Partnership to Advance Biomanufacturing Industry in U.S., Europe

To foster the continued success of the biomanufacturing industry, North Carolina State University has joined forces with a French university to provide biomanufacturing training, education and process services in the United States and Europe. The new organization, BTEC International, is the result of a partnership between NC State’s Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC)… 

May 29, 2012

Researchers Aim to Reduce Food Safety Risk at Farmer’s Markets

Food-safety researchers at North Carolina State University are unveiling a website that offers guidance to farmer’s markets on how to reduce the risk of foodborne illness. The program is the first to rely on observational study of farmer’s markets to establish best management practices for food safety. 

Feb 22, 2012

NC State Chancellor Woodson Will Visit Eastern North Carolina

North Carolina State University Chancellor Randy Woodson will tour eastern North Carolina on Thursday, Feb. 23 and Friday, Feb. 24 to discuss how NC State research, extension and economic development efforts make a difference in the lives of North Carolinians. On Thursday, Woodson will speak with community business leaders at Pamlico Jack’s Restaurant in Nags Head… 

Dec 5, 2011

NC State Holds Forensic Science Symposium for National and State Law Enforcement

North Carolina State University will hold its fourth annual forensic science symposium –including presentations of cutting-edge crime scene investigation technology and techniques – on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the College of Textiles. 

Oct 25, 2011

NC State Project Focuses On Education For Foster Children

When children are placed in foster care, it often means a disruption in their education, as well as a change in living situation – which can hurt their educational performance. Now NC State researchers are using a federal grant to launch a project designed to improve educational stability for foster children nationally and boost their overall… 

Oct 4, 2011

Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network Names Robert Creeden Executive Director

The Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network has named Robert Creeden, founder and managing partner of Partners Innovation Fund (PIF) of Boston, as its first executive director.  Creeden brings 30 years of experience to North Carolina’s Research Triangle.  Creeden will coordinate a major effort to draw marketable innovation out of the Triangle and its universities.  He will lead… 

Aug 25, 2011

NC State Extends Chinese Classes to St. Augustine’s College

In a first for historically black colleges and universities, North Carolina State University’s Confucius Institute will extend its reach across Raleigh by opening a Confucius Classroom at St. Augustine’s College. The Confucius Classroom will provide one Chinese language instructor and an operational fund for supporting Chinese language classes and cultural events at St. Augustine’s College… 

Jul 14, 2011

NC State Presents Awards to Help Speed Discoveries to Marketplace

A vaccine that prevents Salmonella, coatings that protect fabrics from ultraviolet (UV) rays, bandages that release medication to improve wound healing, and better bed bug bait – these four technological breakthroughs are one step closer to becoming reality. The North Carolina State University researchers behind these inventions are the first recipients of NC State’s Chancellor’s Innovation… 

Jul 12, 2011

NC State Leads Local Gates Foundation Initiative to Spur Postsecondary Success

North Carolina State University has been awarded a $1.3 million grant to guide the continuing participation of the Raleigh postsecondary partnership in a three-year demonstration funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Partners for Postsecondary Success initiative is part of the Gates Foundation’s postsecondary strategy to double the number of young adults (aged… 

Feb 21, 2011

Zuiches Announces Retirement

Dr. James J. Zuiches, vice chancellor for the Office of Extension, Engagement, and Economic Development at North Carolina State University, announced his plan to retire no later than Dec. 31, 2011. Zuiches became vice chancellor in 2006 and has led the university’s outreach programs for the past five years. “Creating jobs and building meaningful partnerships… 

Feb 16, 2011

NC State Hosts Bullying Symposium

What: North Carolina State University is hosting a symposium, “Stand Up, Speak Out: Finding Opportunities to Protect Our Youth Against Bullying.” The symposium will include sessions on bullying prevention and intervention in schools; cyberbullying and professional ethics; implementing the anti-bullying law; and gender identity and sexual orientation issues facing youth. Who: Sponsored by NC State’s University… 

Jan 10, 2011

No Left Turn: ‘Superstreet’ Traffic Design Improves Travel Time, Safety

The so-called “superstreet” traffic design results in significantly faster travel times, and leads to a drastic reduction in automobile collisions and injuries, according to North Carolina State University researchers who have conducted the largest-ever study of superstreets and their impacts. 

Nov 16, 2010

Oh Deer: Protecting This Year’s Christmas Tree Crop

Hair clippings, cayenne pepper and raw eggs – these are just a few of the odd ingredients  recommended to keep those pesky deer away from your backyard garden. But what about farmers who have hundreds of acres of Christmas trees to protect? North Carolina State University extension specialists have now found an effective, inexpensive alternative… 

Nov 10, 2010

NC State’s Solar Center Hosts Free Green-Job Workshop

What: North Carolina State University will host a free, half-day workshop to help job-seekers find employment in North Carolina’s growing green-energy sector. The workshop will explore: Career options in the green-energy market and how to leverage your education and experience How to get plugged into the green network Training programs to take and where to… 

Oct 29, 2010

NC State Shelton Forum to Focus on Strategic Leadership and Global Change

Retired Gen. Dan McNeill, commander of  the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in 2007 and 2008, will give a keynote speech at North Carolina State University’s General Hugh Shelton Leadership Forum on Friday, Nov. 5, at the McKimmon Center.