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Deja Perkins and Lauren Pharr pictured while birding

Jun 15, 2020

The Importance of Black Birders Week and Its Lasting Impact

Two NC State students who participated in Black Birders Week weigh in on why it's important. 

Apr 16, 2018

How Memes Use Humor to Discredit African-American English

A recent study finds video memes can use humor to contribute to – and reinforce – negative views of black culture. 

Feb 14, 2018

What Do You Get When You Cross an Airplane With a Submarine?

The EagleRay is the first unmanned, fixed-wing aircraft capable of traveling through the air and underwater – transitioning repeatedly between sky and sea. 

A survey group collects plant and whitefly samples while talking to a farmer outside Mbeya, Tanzania. Photo credit: Joseph Ndunguru.

Aug 4, 2017

Notes from Tanzania: Reflections from the Field and Next Steps

Scientists, governments and organizations must collaborate to solve the complex problem of cassava mosaic disease. 

Aug 1, 2017

Notes From Tanzania: A Farmer’s Story from the Field

How interviewing farmers can help researchers in their fight against crop disease. 

Jul 19, 2017

Notes from Tanzania: Lessons from the Field

Some lessons learned from a student doing research on crop disease in Tanzania. 

Jul 17, 2017

Tackling Cassava Mosaic Disease: One Week in Tanzania

A student writes about her fieldwork in Tanzania, tackling a crop disease that threatens millions. 

Jul 6, 2017

Studying a Disease in Order to Prevent Starvation

Research into a disease that affects cassava crops aims to prevent starvation for millions in Africa. 

Mar 22, 2017

Researchers Use Light to Remotely Control Curvature of Plastics

Researchers have developed a technique that uses light to get flat, plastic sheets to curve into 3-D structures, such as spheres, tubes or bowls. 

Mar 22, 2017

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. 

Mar 8, 2017

Paper Pumps Power Portable Microfluidics, Biomedical Devices

Biomedical engineering researchers have developed inexpensive paper pumps that use capillary action to power portable microfluidic devices, opening the door to a range of biomedical tools. 

"Supernova Remnant Simulations," by Christopher Kolb, was the first place winner of the graphics and illustration category in 2016's contest.

Feb 13, 2017

Picture This: Announcing NC State’s Second Annual Research Image Contest

NC State's research image contest is open to faculty, staff, graduate students and postdocs. Show us what makes your work amazing! 

Sep 12, 2016

Lightweight, Wearable Tech Efficiently Converts Body Heat to Electricity

NC State researchers have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics. The experimental prototypes are lightweight, conform to the shape of the body, and can generate far more electricity than previous lightweight heat harvesting technologies. 

Aug 3, 2016

Forensic Research Finds Bone Density Affects Size of Bullet Holes

NC State research finds that the density of bones in the skull affects the size of bullet holes in the skull. The finding is useful for law enforcement officials and medical examiners seeking to identify the caliber of firearms that have been used to commit murder. 

Aug 1, 2016

Space, Bees and Cancer: Announcing the Research Image Winners

Simulating the aftermath of an exploding star. Capturing a bee in mid-flight. Tracking how cancer cells move through the blood stream. These are the images that captured first place in NC State’s first Research Image Contest.