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Mar 6, 2015

Textiles Alum Plunges Into the ‘Shark Tank’

During her senior year at NC State, textiles alumna Sharon Bui set an ambitious goal for herself: earn a spot on “Shark Tank,” the ABC reality show where budding entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to famous funders. Less than […] 

Feb 25, 2015

Re-creating ‘A Creative Protest’

No recording of Martin Luther King's "Fill Up the Jails" sermon exists. A group of digital humanities researchers is working to resurrect it using immersive digital tools and the Hunt Library. 

Feb 2, 2015

Under the Skin: Big Data at Work

Big data: it's a search for lots of needles in many, many haystacks. In the bioinformatics faculty cluster, NC State researchers mine data for clues to cystic fibrosis, human responses to toxins and more. 

Dec 29, 2014

The Best of the Pack

At NC State, 2014 opened with a presidential visit and closed with record-high levels of research funding and donor support. Between those bookends lay a year of highlights: new public-private partnerships to tackle global challenges, problem-solving faculty research, athletic success at the conference and national levels, and more. 

Oct 31, 2014

Successfully Studying Failure at the Constructed Facilities Lab

At the Constructed Facilities Lab, success is failure. By creating material failures in key pieces of infrastructures, researchers prevent them from occurring in real life. 

Oct 27, 2014

Incubating Innovation

From new methods for creating biofuels and determining heart risk to fridge-free food processing and a more efficient fuel injector, NC State researchers are developing innovative approaches to global challenges. The Chancellor's Innovation Fund is supporting their work. 

Oct 20, 2014

Red-Collar Research

Thanks to the real-world ingenuity of NC State textile and engineering students, there’s a passel of elephants in South Africa who’ll find it impossible to forget which villages they’re supposed to avoid. 

Sep 22, 2014

Powerful Philanthropy: $4M Gift From Zelnaks Helps PCOM Think and Do

With a $4 million gift, a Raleigh couple is putting the Poole College of Management at NC State on the fast track. Steve and Judy Zelnak made the donation to endow the Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Dean’s Chair in the college of management. 

Sep 3, 2014

Bright Ideas, Brought to Life

Take a tour of NC State's amazing makerspaces, the "think and do" factories where students, faculty and staff use advanced technologies to bring bright ideas to life. 

Jun 10, 2014

Return of the Native

When Pinehurst No. 2 hosts two U.S. Opens this summer, the world will see an NC State-led restoration that returns the course its native roots -- and sets a template for a more sustainable North Carolina golf industry.