high-performing students

Aug 3, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

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  |  The Abstract

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.

Jul 6, 2016  |  The Abstract

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Scott Vu

Scott Vu not only earned four degrees from NC State -- he also learned how to dance.

May 11, 2016  |  The Abstract

Looking for an Oasis in America’s Food Deserts

Where does your food come from? For many in the United States, getting nutritious, fresh food is not as easy as making a quick trip to the supermarket.

Apr 20, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

In Gaming, Player Behavior Reflects Roles – Even When No Roles Are Given

New research from NC State finds that player behavior in narrative role-playing games (RPGs) reflects specific character roles – even if the game tells players nothing about the character’s role.

Mar 28, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study Highlights Importance of Multimodal Communication in Higher Ed

Research from NC State finds that “multimodal” communication – using a mix of words, images and other resources – is important for students and faculty in higher education, a finding that argues for increased instruction in multimodal communication for undergraduates.

Mar 24, 2016  |  The Abstract

Engineering a Better Necklace

Four engineering students have stopped looking for the perfect “statement” necklace, deciding to design their own – and to launch a company to make the jewelry available to everyone.

Feb 23, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Can Tune Mechanical Properties of Radiation-Sensitive Material for Biomedical Use

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a composite material that emits light and heat when exposed to specific wavelengths of radiation and that can be customized to have specific mechanical characteristics. The composite holds promise for use in biomedical imaging, drug delivery and therapeutic treatments.

Feb 13, 2016  |  The Abstract

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

Images can capture the imagination, and research images have the power to explain complex concepts, offer insights into the research process and draw viewers in to the power and beauty of science, mathematics and engineering.

Dec 11, 2015  |  The Abstract

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.