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Feb 11, 2015

NC State Researchers Land UNC System Research Grants

NC State is a key partner in five of six grants awarded as part of a new, statewide initiative designed to advance strategically-important collaborative research projects in North Carolina. 

Feb 6, 2015

Fish Pee Helps Keep Coastal Ecosystems Healthy, Thriving

Researchers find that pristine Caribbean coral reefs would be quite a bit less pristine without the proper levels of fish pee. 

Jan 29, 2015

Lab Grades Green Building Potential

Nelson Hall becomes a living lab for sustainability education as students evaluate the building for LEED certification. 

Jan 23, 2015

New Technique Helps Probe Performance of Organic Solar Cell Materials

Researchers have developed a way to determine the role that a material’s structure has on the efficiency of organic solar cells, which are candidates for low-cost, next generation solar power. The finding will help guide future research and development efforts. 

Jan 14, 2015

New Material, Technique Efficiently Produce Hydrogen, Syngas Fuel Feedstock

Researchers have developed a technique that uses a new catalyst to convert methane and water into hydrogen and a fuel feedstock called syngas with the assistance of solar power. 

Jan 14, 2015

Holiday Energy Effort Reaps Mega Savings

Over the last 10 years, NC State has saved $2.76 million in energy costs with its conservation efforts during the university's holiday break, including a savings of $274,987 during the most recent shutdown. 

Nov 20, 2014

How to Properly Degrease the Holidays

After you deep fry your turkey, deep six your used cooking oil with the "Cease the Grease" campaign, a joint venture between University Housing and the Waste Reduction and Recycling Center. 

Oct 21, 2014

Researchers Take Big-Data Approach to Estimate Range of Electric Vehicles

NC State researchers have developed new software that estimates how much farther electric vehicles can drive before needing to recharge.  

Sep 17, 2014

‘Building Doctors’ Deliver Energy Savings

Facilities experts optimize the HVAC systems in buildings across campus, improving efficiency and saving more than half a million dollars — so far — in energy costs. 

Sep 3, 2014

Reinforcements to Fight Cankerworms

The ongoing battle to save campus trees from cankerworms enlists some new recruits. NC State students, parents and families join the fray as part of an annual service project.