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Jul 1, 2013

New College of Sciences Launches Today at NC State

North Carolina State University has officially launched its new College of Sciences. The new college, which combines the programs of the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences with several of the biological sciences programs from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will offer interdisciplinary educational and research opportunities for students and faculty. The College… 

Jun 21, 2013

NC State Named a Top National STEM University

A new ranking confirms NC State’s position as a STEM education powerhouse. The list, released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report, establishes NC State as the No. 1 public land-grant institution among top national colleges and universities granting the largest percentage of bachelor’s degrees in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. To make… 

Feb 26, 2013

NC State Leads Summit on Economic Development

Leaders from across the nation in business, higher education and the public sector converged on North Carolina State University Tuesday for a critical summit to discuss how universities impact job growth and economic development. The event, “Transforming Economies: The Role of University Innovation in Economic Growth,” was hosted by NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson, who said… 

May 9, 2012

Open to All

Sina Barham is a champion of change. The NC State doctoral student has developed technology that makes maps and other web content acccessible to those with disabilities. 

Apr 27, 2012

NC State Hosts Science Olympiad April 28

North Carolina State University will host more than 2,500 of the state’s best and brightest middle- and high-school students at the North Carolina Science Olympiad on Saturday, April 28. In competitive events, students will launch bottle rockets, fly rubber band-powered helicopters, race mousetrap and gravity vehicles, use catapults and investigate crime scenes. Media are invited… 

Jan 9, 2012

Early college high school students confront real-world issues

The Wake NC State Early College High School gives students a chance to earn college credit and confront real-world issues in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

Nov 21, 2011

NC State University Aims to Increase Diversity in Geosciences

A new initiative from North Carolina State University will address the need for increased awareness of, and participation in, geosciences fields from traditionally underrepresented groups. NC State has received a five-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to increase diversity in geoscience fields such as geology, marine science and atmospheric sciences. The grant will… 

Sep 15, 2011

NC State Gets Grant To Transform Elementary STEM Teaching

A five-year study at North Carolina State University could help reverse the nation’s decline in production of scientists, engineers and mathematicians. NC State will gauge whether its elementary teacher preparation model – which provides more rigorous undergraduate coursework in science and math disciplines than other elementary teacher preparation programs – can be combined with more careful tracking… 

Jul 6, 2011

NC State To Create Video Game Adventure To Boost Science Literacy

North Carolina State University has landed a grant to boost science literacy by developing a narrative video game that uses adventure to help middle school students develop their literacy skills – particularly their ability to read and understand scientific and technical language. 

Apr 29, 2011

NC State Hosts Science Olympiad April 30

North Carolina State University will host more than 2,500 of the state’s best and brightest middle- and high-school students at the North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) on April 30. The competitive events will include launching bottle rockets, flying remote-control helicopters, breaking balsa towers, throwing catapults, destroying sumo bots and investigating crime scenes. Media are invited… 

Feb 17, 2011

DeSimone Receives Top Science Mentor Award

Dr. Joseph M. DeSimone, North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher and innovator, has received the 2010 Mentor Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The award honors association members who have mentored significant numbers of underrepresented students – such as women, minorities and persons with… 

Dec 22, 2010

From Fossils To New Tech: Research Highlights From 2010

From prehistoric penguins, which help us understand the mysteries of evolution, to “artificial leaves” that could change the face of solar energy, 2010 was a fascinating year of research at North Carolina State University. As we prepare for 2011, we thought we’d take a look back at some of the interesting research stories to come… 

Nov 2, 2010

Researchers Find ‘Goldilocks’ Of DNA Self-Assembly

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a way to optimize the development of DNA self-assembling materials, which hold promise for technologies ranging from drug delivery to molecular sensors. The key to the advance is the discovery of the “Goldilocks” length for DNA strands used in self-assembly – not too long, not too short,… 

Nov 1, 2010

Researchers Developing Real-Time Electronic Monitoring For Coastal Waters

Researchers from North Carolina State University are developing a cost-effective electronic monitoring system that will enable researchers to advance our understanding of critical coastal ecosystems by allowing users to track water-quality data from these waters in real time, thanks to support from a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. 

Sep 29, 2010

NC State Works To Increase Interest In STEM Careers For Minority, Rural Students

Students who grow up in small, rural towns do not have the same exposure to high-tech jobs as their “big city” counterparts and  may not be aware of what it takes to be a rocket scientist or video-game programmer. With an increasing need for workers to fill science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers in…