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Nov 11, 2015

Researchers Detail How to Control Shape, Structure of DNA and RNA

NC State researchers have used computational modelling to shed light on precisely how charged gold nanoparticles influence the structure of DNA and RNA – which may lead to new techniques for manipulating these genetic materials. 

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. 

Oct 1, 2015

Researchers Measure How Specific Atoms Move in Dielectric Materials

Researchers have measured the behavior of specific atoms in dielectric materials when exposed to an electric field. The work advances our understanding of dielectric materials, which are used in a wide variety of applications – from handheld electronics to defibrillators. 

Jun 16, 2015

Researchers Create Transparent, Stretchable Conductors Using Nano-Accordion Structure

Researchers have created stretchable, transparent conductors that work because of the structures’ “nano-accordion” design. The conductors could be used in applications such as flexible electronics, stretchable displays or wearable sensors. 

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. 

May 5, 2015

NC State Selects 39 Park Scholars for Class of 2019

North Carolina State University’s Park Scholarships program has named 39 students to its Class of 2019. Recipient biographies, listed by N.C. county, state and nation, are available via PDF. “The Class of 2019 has the distinction of being the 20th class of Park Scholars at NC State,” said Park Scholarships director Eva Feucht. “These students will… 

Belltower at night.

May 5, 2015

9 Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

The NSF’s highly competitive Graduate Research Fellowship goes to nine NC State current or former undergraduates. Meet the elite group of young researchers. 

The Memorial Belltower, as viewed from a bus stop on Hillsborough Street.

Apr 29, 2015

CED Prof, 6 Students Nab Fulbrights

Education professor Patricia L. Marshall will spend next academic year in Ecuador, while a record six NC State students and alumni will study abroad thanks to Fulbright scholar grants. 

Apr 15, 2015

Researchers Can Trace Dust Samples Using Fungal DNA

Researchers have developed a statistical model that allows them to tell where a dust sample came from within the continental United States based on the DNA of fungi found in the sample. The work offers law enforcement a new forensic biology tool. 

Apr 15, 2015

How a Team of Engineers Is Trying to Save Dairy Farmers Time (and Money)

Five electrical engineers have taken on an unlikely project – finding a way to make the U.S. dairy industry more profitable. 

Apr 2, 2015

A Safer Way to Deal With Raw Sewage in the Developing World

In 2011, an engineering student came up with an idea to save lives by help people in the developing world deal with raw sewage. Four years and several countries later, the technology is beginning to come into focus. 

Mar 31, 2015

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Angel Cruz

NC State researcher Angel Cruz explains why she is working on cost-effective ways to improve soil quality and conservation for small farmers to improve food production in Central America. 

Nov 24, 2014

First-Year Class Boasts Highest Percentage of Female Engineers

NC State’s 2014 first-year engineering class includes the highest percentage of female students in university history. A change in focus and a series of programs help draw those students and support their studies. 

Shelton Leadership scholars work with children in Costa Rica.

Nov 19, 2014

Student Scholars Carry Shelton’s Legacy Forward

The Shelton Leadership Center's scholarship programs shape values-based leaders, supporting academics, overseas study, service and more.