3D-Printed Soft Mesh Robots Created
Led by Orlin Velev, the S. Frank and Doris Culberson Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, researchers at NC State have created 3D-printed flexible mesh structures that can be controlled with applied magnetic fields while floating on water.
Barrangou Elected to National Academy of Engineering
Rodolphe Barrangou, Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Scholar in Probiotics Research and professor of food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences, has been elected into the National Academy of Engineering, one of the world's most influential scientific societies. Barrangou is a pioneer in the discovery of the adaptive bacterial immune system known as CRISPR.
CVM Study to Use Innovative Cancer Detection Tool, Seeks Participants
A clinical study launching at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is targeting a common canine cancer that is difficult to treat. The CADET BRAF, the world’s first liquid biopsy to detect cancer in dogs, was developed in the lab of Matthew Breen, CVM professor of genomics and the Oscar J. Fletcher Distinguished Professor of Comparative Oncology Genetics.
Meet Our Extraordinary Sciences Faculty
Tom Banks, the LeRoy B. Martin Jr. Distinguished Professor in mathematics, uses math models to learn about cause and effect and to solve complex scientific problems. Meet Banks and other extraordinary, creative faculty from the College of Sciences.
Defining the Future of CRISPR
Food scientist Rodolphe Barrangou has advanced genetic research across a wide range of fields, but his masterpiece, CRISPR, is one of the hottest buzzwords in science today. The Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Professor in Probiotics Research and his team have been using different CRISPR sequences to vaccinate dairy bacteria against thousands of common dairy viruses.
Quiz: Voices of North Carolina
Walt Wolfram, William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor at NC State and director of the Language and Life Project, has been cataloging and studying language in North Carolina for years, pioneering research on social and ethnic dialects. Now, he has created a dialects quiz that tells a story of North Carolina's unique language tradition and conveys a sense of how dialects help transmit the history and culture of the state.
Kim Receives 2018 RJ Reynolds Award
Youngsoo “Richard” Kim, Jimmy D. Clark Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE), is the 34th recipient of the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension. Kim gave his award lecture, titled “From Theory to Engineering Practice: A 30-Year Journey,” at the Larry K. Monteith Engineering Research Center on Centennial Campus on Nov. 12.
NC State Ranks No. 11 Nationwide for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship
Bolstered by generous philanthropic support that created initiatives such as the Andrews Launch Accelerator, the Miller Fellows, the Albright Entrepreneur Village and a number of endowed distinguished professorships, NC State has been ranked by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine as a top undergraduate school for entrepreneurship studies.
NC State’s Walt Wolfram Receives UNC System’s Holshouser Award
Walt Wolfram, William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor at NC State and director of the Language and Life Project, has been honored with the 2018 Gov. James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service. The award is given each year to one faculty member from the UNC System who “exemplifies public service toward improving the quality of life for all North Carolinians.”
Aid for Aging Pets
Dr. Kady Gjessing is dedicated to treating aging pets with dignity. The 1994 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine -- and a generous donor who established the endowed Dr. Kady M. Gjessing and Rahna M. Davidson Distinguished Chair in Gerontology at CVM -- was among 17 NC State alumni honored with College Distinguished Alumni Awards at the annual Evening of the Stars Gala on Nov. 1.