May 5, 2015
Top 5 Reasons to Garden for Native Bees
Five good reasons to take steps to make your garden welcoming to native bee species.
Apr 9, 2015
Researchers Roll Out Science Video Game With Demonstrated Results
Researchers are rolling out a science video game and educational curriculum, making them freely available to educators.
Dec 4, 2014
Bolstering Our Food Banks
The number of people at risk of going hungry in North Carolina is more than one in six. It often falls to the state’s food banks to provide relief from food insecurity — with help from industrial and systems engineers at NC State.
Jun 9, 2014
Public Engagement and Science Communication at NC State
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Nicolas Canete, an international student from Paraguay who recently earned his master’s degree in communication at NC State. Most NC State researchers are involved in some form […]
Feb 11, 2014
A Wealth of Wildlife, Right in the Backyard
Zoologist Roland Kays travels the world to study rare species, so he calls it a “cool surprise” to find a wealth of wildlife in the suburban backyards of Raleigh and Durham, N.C. “As scientists, we’ve […]
Feb 4, 2014
Grueling as it is, the 5-mile, 2,400-calorie Krispy Kreme Challenge is the end of a longer race for the students who organize it.
Nov 7, 2012
Navel-Gazing Researchers ID Which Species Live in Our Belly Buttons (But Don’t Know Why)
Researchers have discovered which bacteria species are most commonly found in our bellybuttons, but have still not discovered what governs which species will be found on which people. These are the first published findings of […]
Nov 5, 2012
Vote for This! ‘Self-Folding Origami’ is Finalist in SciVis Contest
I think there’s something amazing about watching a two-dimensional (2-D) sheet of plastic fold itself up into a three-dimensional (3-D) object. The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Science apparently agree, having selected a video (see […]
Oct 5, 2012
Bringing Bugs Into the Classroom
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Dr. David Buchwalter, a researcher in NC State’s Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology. Every so often, The Abstract likes to highlight outreach efforts by NC State […]
Jul 5, 2012
Researchers Seek Public’s Help to Aid Trees
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Rosemary Hallberg, of USDA’s Southern Region Integrated Pest Management Center (SRIPMC), which is housed at NC State. The SRIPMC is launching a “tiny terrors” initiative to help […]