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From left, Nathan Woodward, Aram Amassian and Tonhui Wang examine a microscope slide. The three wear white lab coats, and Wang, who is holding the slide, wears black gloves.

Nov 3, 2022

Integrating Robotics, Materials Science to Capture Solar Energy

By researching more effective solar panels cells, an NC State team is establishing more inclusive, accessible ways to do science. 

Sep 1, 2022

Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Awards Support to Six Promising Projects

The Chancellor's Innovation Fund is supporting research to improve wireless EKGs, prevent and remove ice using a coating and make faster COVID-19 antibody tests. It's supporting additional discoveries that could revolutionize human healthcare. 

A photo of the landscape on the Galapagos Islands. Hills are made up of volcanic rock and are interspersed with small bodies of water.

Jul 29, 2022

NC State Brings Expertise, Interdisciplinarity to Galapagos Consortium

In joining the International Galapagos Science Consortium, NC State bolsters its current research and service on the archipelago. 

The Raleigh skyline is seen beyond NC State's Centennial Campus in an aerial photograph.

May 18, 2022

NC State Ranked One of Nation’s Elite Technology Transfer Universities

NC State ranks second among all U.S. public universities in research technology transfer and commercialization according to a comprehensive analysis. 

A computer screen shows different take-out containers with food inside.

May 9, 2022

Design Students Develop Compostable Take-Out Container Prototypes in Project Sponsored by Eastman

To combat packaging waste, NC State’s College of Design worked alongside Eastman to create food packaging with a new compostable material. 

photo shows a large-eyed larva that resembles some sort of alien spaceship

Feb 15, 2022

Envisioning Research: NC State Wants to Put Your Research on Display

We know you are doing the work, now we want you to share it. 

A group of middle school students sit on a log and look out onto a lake.

Aug 10, 2021

Researchers Incorporate Marginalized Voices in Climate Change Solutions

As experts at NC State study aspects of climate change, they strive to center marginalized voices to ensure groups facing the highest risk aren’t overlooked. 

Jul 29, 2021

Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Catalyzes 6 Promising Projects

This year’s Chancellor's Innovation Fund projects could reshape medicine, immunotherapies, consumer packaging, stealth jets and solar-energy cells. 

Brig. Gen. Bob Ritchie, UNC System President Peter Hans, NC State University Chancellor Randy Woodson, Vice Chancellor Mladen Vouk and Capt. Dave Giralt attend a signing event to formalize an educational partnership agreement. 

Jan 27, 2021

NC State Leads New UNC System Partnership With Military

A new partnership between the XVIII Airborne Corps and the UNC System will offer new opportunities to encourage and enhance education, research and innovation in STEM and other disciplines.  

The photo "testing + holi" shows an engineering project centered in colorful powder.

Dec 14, 2020

Gallery: Envisioning Research Winners

NC State researchers highlighted their vital work in natural resources, engineering, veterinary medicine and more through art in the 2020 Envisioning Research Contest. 

An illustration by the CDC shows ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Nov 10, 2020

NC State Researchers Take On COVID-19

While COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, has brought much of the world to a standstill, it hasn’t stopped research at NC State. Faculty and the staff at the university have pivoted from their customary research to study COVID-19, using their expertise in battling the pandemic. Their research has covered a large scope, from how the… 

A man wears an N95 mask prototype in front of an NC State banner.

Sep 28, 2020

Public and Private Partners Join Forces to Deliver PPE to Health Care Workers Statewide — All Made in NC

The Made in NC initiative manufactures and distributes N95 masks to protect frontline workers across North Carolina. 

A researchers studying how drones can detect poachers and count wildlife in Namibia is juxtaposed against the Milky Way at night.

Sep 2, 2020

Envisioning Research Contest Winners Show Artistic Exploration

The winners of the 2020 Envisioning Research Contest brought a new light to their discoveries at NC State. 

View through a glass door into a laboratory.

Aug 18, 2020

Conflict of Interest Reporting Process Upgraded

An ambitious initiative to roll out an integrated suite of research administration tools continues this fall with a new module for reporting conflicts of interest. 

Aerial of tractor spraying fields at Lake Wheeler farms.

Aug 5, 2020

Seed-funding Grows Agricultural Advancements

GRIP4PSI, a seed-funding program for the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative, invests in a better future for growers and consumers alike.