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Apr 2, 2019

What Does Uranus Sound Like?

What would it sound like if you were on Uranus? Windy. (Seriously.) 

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Dec 7, 2018

How Big Can Snowflakes Be?

Snowflakes can get pretty darn big. 

Professor Richard Patty working out an equation

May 23, 2018

Professor Emeritus Honored for Service in Retirement

The Association of Retired Faculty recognizes longtime physics professor Richard Patty. 

Sep 14, 2017

Pack Hacks for Faculty: Making Videos for Fun and Learning

Welcome to the second installment of Pack Hacks for Faculty: quick tips, advice and other insight to facilitate your teaching, research or engagement activities. 

Jul 13, 2017

Geology Graduate Student Wins NASA Fellowship

Graduate student Corbin Kling recently won a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship for his planetary geology research. 

Apr 8, 2015

History Event Focuses on Climate Change

Harvard professor Naomi Oreskes, a leading scholar on the history of climate change, is the featured speaker at NC State's History Weekend, which begins on Thursday, April 18, with a showing of the climate-change documentary Disruption. 

Feb 10, 2015

Exploring the Deep Sea: Adventures of a Researcher in the Field

For centuries, scientists thought that all life depended on the sun. They were wrong. 

Oct 25, 2012

Dinosaur Bone Analysis Confirms Ancient Protein Preservation

NC State researchers have found more evidence for the preservation of ancient dinosaur proteins. This helps solidify the case for preservation of cells – and possibly DNA – in ancient remains. 

Jul 27, 2011

Pirates of the Paleolithic

Avast, ye scurvy Homo erectus! An NC State geologist explains evidence that early humans took to the sea more than 100,000 years sooner than previously thought. 

Jul 18, 2011

Robinson Named Department Head

Dr. Walter Robinson will become head of the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at NC State University on Aug. 16. 

Oct 15, 2010

Mitasova Wins Open Source Award

Dr. Helena Mitasova, associate professor of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences, won the 2010 Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software. 

Oct 5, 2010

March of the Fossilized Penguins

Dr. Daniel Ksepka talks about finding fossilized feathers from a 36 million-year-old species of penguin that lived near the Equator during the Eocene period. 

Aug 30, 2010

Fuentes Appointed Editor

Dr. Montserrat Fuentes has been appointed editor of the Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics

Jul 15, 2010

Study in Stormy Weather

Dr. Matthew Parker and a team of grad students chased tornadoes from West Texas to South Dakota over the last two summers. They'll spend the next decade digesting the results of 10 weeks of field work. 

Dec 10, 2009

Burkholder Wins Award

Dr. JoAnn Burkholder, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Applied Aquatic Ecology, is the 2009 recipient of the Joint Award for Service to the Environment and Society.