public policy

Jun 19, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Most State Pension Plans Paper Over Unfunded Liabilities

An analysis of state pension plans from across the country finds that the already troubling state of pension finances may be even worse than it first appears because many pension managers are making their plan’s financial condition look better by perpetually putting off payments.

Dec 2, 2014  |  Research and Innovation

Nutrition, Safety Key To Consumer Acceptance of Nanotech, Genetic Modification In Foods

New research shows that the majority of consumers will accept the presence of nanotechnology or genetic modification technology in foods – but only if the technology enhances the nutrition or improves the safety of the food.

Feb 5, 2014

Emerging Issues Forum to Focus on Teachers, Teacher Quality

National education experts and policy leaders will join N.C. leaders to discuss how teacher quality impacts educational outcomes at the 29th annual Emerging Issues Forum. This year’s forum, titled “Teachers and the Great Economic Debate,” is scheduled for Feb. 10-11 […]

Apr 15, 2013

NC State Researchers Predict Active Hurricane Season for 2013

Researchers at North Carolina State University forecast an above-average hurricane season for 2013. 2013 should see 13 to 17 named storms forming in the Atlantic basin, which includes the entire Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, […]

Jan 9, 2012

NC State Experts Can Discuss Key National Election Issues

North Carolina State University experts can provide clear insights into the pending general election and a host of key issues that will face the presidential contenders. These experts can provide perspective and advance understanding of issues including campaign strategy, the […]

Oct 25, 2011

NC State Project Focuses On Education For Foster Children

When children are placed in foster care, it often means a disruption in their education, as well as a change in living situation – which can hurt their educational performance. Now NC State researchers are using a federal grant to […]

Jul 13, 2011

Martin-Vega Leads Policy Group

Dr. Louis A. Martin-Vega, dean of the College of Engineering, has been appointed chair of the Public Policy Colloquium of the American Society for Engineering Education's Engineering Deans Council.

Jul 6, 2011

Bigger Than Football: Study Shows Sports Can Help Communities Recover From Disaster

Research from North Carolina State University shows that organized sports can be a powerful tool for helping to rebuild communities in the wake of disasters. The research focused specifically on the role of professional football in the wake of Hurricane […]

May 6, 2011

Study: To Be Sustainable, U.S. Agriculture Needs Transformational Push

Improving the sustainability of U.S. agriculture requires broad, transformational shifts in market structure, policy incentives and the type and availability of scientific knowledge, asserts a “Policy Forum” paper in the May 6 edition of the journal Science, co-authored by a […]

Apr 12, 2011

Study Finds Public Relatively Unconcerned About Nanotechnology Risks

A new study finds that the general public thinks getting a suntan poses a greater public health risk than nanotechnology or other nanoparticle applications. The study, from North Carolina State University, compared survey respondents’ perceived risk of nanoparticles with 23 […]

Mar 18, 2011

NC State Experts Can Discuss Japan Nuclear Crisis

Media looking for information on a variety of topics surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant crisis can contact the following North Carolina State University experts: Nuclear reactor function and physics Nuclear engineer Dr. Paul Turinsky can discuss how a […]

Jan 10, 2011

No Left Turn: ‘Superstreet’ Traffic Design Improves Travel Time, Safety

The so-called “superstreet” traffic design results in significantly faster travel times, and leads to a drastic reduction in automobile collisions and injuries, according to North Carolina State University researchers who have conducted the largest-ever study of superstreets and their impacts.

Jan 5, 2011

Birkland Named Associate Dean

Thomas A. Birkland has been named associate dean for research, extension, engagement and economic development in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Dec 8, 2010

Milk, Bread, Researchers: Stocking Up On Disaster Experts

September 11. The Gulf oil spill. Earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. The 2004 tsunami. Given the stakes involved, you would think that research into hazards and disasters (H&D) would be teeming with hordes of young scholars, trying to improve our […]

Sep 28, 2010

Study Finds National Debt ‘Tipping Point’ That Slows Economic Growth

Researchers from North Carolina State University have identified a “tipping point” for national debt – the point at which national debt levels begin to have an adverse effect on economic growth. The findings could influence economic policy discussions globally, and […]