NC State research is yielding a new understanding of how the sweet potato can be used. More than just a food source for people, the sweet potato holds potential as a fuel source, a base for pet foods and a safe starch for diabetics.
Rethinking the college classroom
Bob Beichner, a professor of physics, is working to replace the traditional lecture at the center of the traditional American classroom.
PyroMan™ and his superfriends, creations of the NC State College of Textiles' Textile Protection and Comfort Center, test garments for resistance to flames, heat and hazardous materials.
Wild Life In Your Home
You may not know it, but your home is host to a staggering array of wild life that you can’t even see. To figure out what we’re living with, NC State researcher Rob Dunn wants to set out on a safari – in your house.
NC State in Asia
NC State's growing presence in Asia is opening professional, academic and personal opportunities to the university's students, faculty and alumni.
Howling Cow a State Fair hit
Howling Cow ice cream, produced at NC State, is one of the most sought-out foods on NC State Fair midway. But it's more than just a fair phenomenon.
Saving energy, money and lives
NC State’s own Dr. B. Jayant Baliga has been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation – the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement.
Leaving lectures behind
A pair of NC State researchers is working to replace the traditional lecture at the center of the traditional American classroom. Bob Beichner, a professor of physics, and Lodge McCammon, a curriculum and contemporary media specialist, both favor activities that encouragement applying knowledge over absorbing it.
Answering the call
The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks presented unprecedented challenges to our country. Chief among the tasks facing the United States after the attacks: innovation to meet those challenges. In fields from textiles to foreign-language training, NC State has been at the forefront, yielding better fabrics for firefighters and technology for detecting improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in combat zones.
Real Research, Real Results
From eradicating bed bugs to programming bandages, research at NC State produces results with real impact.