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marine earth and atmospheric sciences

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. 

Dec 3, 2009

Research on the Half Shell

NC State researchers and partners will lend a hand with a project to revitalize oyster beds along the Pamlico Sound and create jobs in an industry that has suffered during the recent economic downturn. 

Sep 17, 2009

Bikers Make 100-Mile Charity Trek

Two faculty members in Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences will make a 100-mile bike trek this Saturday to raise money for United Cerebral Palsy. 

May 7, 2009

Chase the Whirlwind

NC State researchers will spend part of their summer finding out what makes tornadoes tick.