Scientists in Training
Building pasta bridges, learning reptile facts and launching marshmallows with a catapult are all in a day's work for NC State engineering students who coach elementary school Science Olympiad teams.
Top 5 Reasons to Garden for Native Bees
Five good reasons to take steps to make your garden welcoming to native bee species.
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.
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.
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 of public engagement when it […]
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 traditionally thought of residential areas […]
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.
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 the Belly Button Biodiversity project […]
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 above) about this self-folding materials […]
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 researchers. This one sounded like […]