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Nov 12, 2010

NC State Names Innovation, Entrepreneurship Award Winners

North Carolina State University celebrated its achievements in innovation and entrepreneurship for 2010 – including 32 U.S. patents issued and four start-up companies launched – with the inaugural presentation of its Innovator of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year awards. Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi was named NC State’s Innovator of the Year for 2010. Pourdeyhimi is… 

Oct 27, 2010

Strategic Leadership

A pair of retired U.S. Army generals - both NC State alumni - and a trio of technology and business leaders from across the country will share insight into leadership and professional development at the Ninth Annual General Hugh Shelton Leadership Forum, to be held Nov. 5 at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center. 

Jul 28, 2010

King Wins Educator Award

Dr. Russell King, professor of industrial and systems engineering, won the 2010 Albert G. Holzman Distinguished Educator Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers. 

Jul 22, 2010

Everybody Hates Mosquitoes

On a hot, humid summer day, I can’t be outside for two minutes before having to swat away mosquitoes who have an insatiable appetite for my sweet blood. However, the minor annoyance of having to soothe my bites with calamine lotion is nothing compared to the major threat mosquitoes pose by spreading diseases like malaria… 

Jun 1, 2010

CSI Raleigh: NC State Holds National Forensic Science Workshop For Law Enforcement

Law enforcement officers from around the United States are coming to North Carolina State University to participate in a weeklong crime scene investigation workshop, which involves solving a series of mock murders while learning about state-of-the-art technology in the field of forensic science. 

May 27, 2010

NC State To Develop Next Generation HazMat Boots

The rubber boots that emergency personnel wear when responding to situations where hazardous materials (HazMat) are present may be functional, but they’re not very comfortable. New research coming out of North Carolina State University hopes to provide a next generation HazMat boot that meets both criteria. 

May 19, 2010

Lending a Hand

Research for a senior textile engineering project took students beyond your typical library visits and Google searches. Instead, it had them playing basketball games against Raleigh’s wheelchair basketball league, the Triangle Thunder, and watching the Raleigh Outlaws, the local Blind Bowlers Association’s local league, knock down some pins. For the past year, a group of… 

Mar 9, 2010

NC State Holds 9th Annual “Art to Wear” Fashion Show

For use by the media as calendar-of-events items or for information What: Twelve students from North Carolina State University will present their original designs during the 2010 Collection: “Art to Wear” fashion show. 

Dec 16, 2009

Turning the Tassel

On Saturday, Dec. 19, NC State sent its next group of talented, high-acheiving graduates into the world - students who have created lifelong memories and bonds on our campus while gaining the toolsand education they need to further pursue service, dreams and ambitions. Senior Emma Norton, who addressed her fellow graduates at commencement, spoke to us about what the time she's spent at NC State has meant to her as she prepares to take the next step in life. 

Oct 8, 2009

CSI in a Virtual World: New Grant Furthers NC State’s Work in Forensic Science

Imagine using the same process that goes into building video games to help investigators solve real-world crimes. Through a new grant, that’s what researchers at North Carolina State University plan to do. Their work will lay the framework for multi-agency collaboration in crime scene investigations (CSI) by creating an unprecedented cyber infrastructure – a virtual… 

Oct 5, 2009

Solving the Period Problem: Researchers Develop Sanitary Pads from Local, Organic Materials

For most American women, their “time of the month” is seen as a hindrance to daily life. In impoverished and developing countries, however, monthly periods are a major cause for concern among women. The lack of affordable, quality sanitary pads results in females missing up to 50 days of school annually – thereby compromising their… 

Sep 29, 2009

PyroHands: NC State Receives Grant To Develop Next Generation Firefighter Gloves

What is one of the biggest complaints firefighters have about their job? It’s their gloves. While the current gloves are designed to provide protection against extreme temperatures, they are often bulky and inflexible. Through a recent Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant, researchers at North Carolina State University will attempt to redesign the traditional firefighter… 

Jul 8, 2009

NC State Researchers Receive $1.3 Million to Study Advanced Battery Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $1.3 million to faculty in North Carolina State University’s Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems Center to improve the batteries that help power plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.