Hands-On Model Helps Students Understand Genetic Engineering
A team of faculty and undergraduate researchers have created an interactive, physical model to teach students about genetics and biological processes at the cellular level.
Researchers Offer Overview of Composite Metal Foams and Potential Applications
Researchers have developed a range of composite metal foams that can be used in applications from armor to hazardous material transport – and they’re now looking for collaborators to help identify and develop new applications.
Paper Pumps Power Portable Microfluidics, Biomedical Devices
Biomedical engineering researchers have developed inexpensive paper pumps that use capillary action to power portable microfluidic devices, opening the door to a range of biomedical tools.
Playing (Video) Games With Decision Making
Video games can be pure fun — but they can also help us tackle complex problems.
Researchers Develop Wearable, Low-Cost Sensor to Measure Skin Hydration
NC State researchers have developed a wearable, wireless sensor that can monitor a person’s skin hydration for use in applications that need to detect dehydration before it poses a health problem.
In the past eighteen months, no fewer than six startups have sprung from groundbreaking discoveries in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Those six companies join more than a dozen other big names founded on the department’s research.
Tech Would Use Drones and Insect Biobots to Map Disaster Areas
NC State researchers have developed a combination of software and hardware that will allow them to use unmanned aerial vehicles and insect cyborgs, or biobots, to map large, unfamiliar areas – such as collapsed buildings after a disaster.
NC State Announces $1.6 Billion Capital Campaign
NC State kicks off the public phase of the $1.6 billion Think and Do the Extraordinary capital campaign, the university's most ambitious fund-raising effort to date.
‘Sensing Skin’ Detects Cracks, Harmful Chemicals in Structures
Researchers have developed a multi-layered “sensing skin” to detect corrosive or otherwise harmful substances in structures. The skin can also detect cracks and other structural flaws that are invisible to the naked eye.
NSF-funded Afterschool Program Powering Up in Durham
Middle school students in Durham will have time to explore electrical engineering and computer science as part of a 3-year, National Science Foundation project NC State is leading.