Skip to main content

Tag: research and innovation

The sun peeks through the leaves of a tree at the Court of North Carolina.

Jun 2, 2021

Turning Tree Residue Into Smart Hydrogels

NC State researchers are turning wood byproducts into sensory hydrogels and sustainable, biodegradable smart materials. 

Jeancarlo Ferman, in the foreground, and Gabriel Montague, in the background, wear their red commencement robes and mortar boards, stoles and red face masks outside. 

May 7, 2021

Local Company Donates Innovative, Breathable Face Masks for Commencement

For spring commencement, a local entrepreneur is donating thousands of masks using material created at NC State. 

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and U.S. first gentleman Doug Emhoff visit facilities on NC State's Centennial Campus.

May 4, 2021

Buttigieg, Emhoff Visit NC State

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and U.S. second gentleman Doug Emhoff recently toured Centennial Campus labs and spoke with NC State researchers about the university’s infrastructure-related research and innovation. 

Student working in chemistry lab.

Mar 10, 2021

NC State Shows Top Gains in Federal Research Expenditures

University priorities have powered NC State's research funding growth over the past decade. 

collage of varied research images

Feb 12, 2021

Show Us What NC State Research Looks Like

Help us highlight the beauty and importance of the work being done at the bench and in the field. 

A student adds his hand print to the Free Expression Tunnel in 2017 as part of NC State's Respect the Pack event.

Aug 11, 2020

NC State Joins SEA Change Initiative as Charter Member

NC State commits to building a culture of inclusion across campus and a scientific enterprise where everyone can thrive. 

Silhouette of a child fishing.

Aug 5, 2020

To Bond With Nature, Kids Need Solitary Activities Outdoors

A new study found solitary activities like hunting, fishing or exploring outside are key to building strong bonds between children and nature. 

North American river otter

Aug 3, 2020

Study Finds Diseases In N.C. Otters, an Important Species for Tracking River Health

A new study from North Carolina State University detected evidence of otter diseases associated with pets. 

Carbon nanotube material wound around a tube.

Jul 2, 2020

Flexible Material Shows Potential for Use in Fabrics to Heat, Cool

Researchers reported that a material made of carbon nanotubes may be key in developing clothing that can heat or cool the wearer on demand. 

Shadow, a wolf at the San Diego Zoo, when he was a pup in 2014.

Jun 22, 2020

Positive YouTube Videos of Wolves Linked to Greater Tolerance

NC State researchers saw in a new study that people showed increased tolerance for wolves after watching positive videos of them. 

Young oak trees growing at NC State.

Jun 4, 2020

NC State Tree Experts Grow Oaks to Honor Marines

Forestry experts at NC State are growing young oaks to honor Marines who fell at Belleau Wood. 

Squares and arrows drawn in red marker on a piece of backlit glass.

Sep 23, 2019

Shining a Light on Foreign Influence

NC State employees who file conflict of interest forms are asked to report professional activities involving foreign entities. The new scrutiny comes in response to growing concern about undue foreign influence in federally funded research. 

A researcher looks at results on an iPad while the PyroMan manikin is aflame in a glass chamber

Mar 20, 2019

25 Years of Textile Innovation

For 25 years, NC State's Textile Protection and Comfort Center has been blazing new trails in the textile industry. 

Judy Schledorn outside her office.

Mar 12, 2019

New Research Enterprise Data System Marks a Milestone

Faculty members using animals in research or teaching confront a sizable amount of paperwork to ensure they comply with legal and ethical rules. There’s a 17-page application form, an annual renewal form and a final report, not to mention forms for medical surveillance, environmental health and safety, and changes in personnel and protocols. “It’s a… 

Lynley Wentzel in front of computer screen.

Mar 12, 2019

Tailored Training

On the implementation chart for NC State’s new research administration system, campus training occupies a single box, positioned as the next-to-last step in a seven-part journey that progresses from process mapping to system launch. But like almost everything involved in rolling out the new centralized system, it’s not as simple as it seems. For one thing,…