Securely Studying Salmonella to Advance Produce Safety
Kellie Burris, a staff fellow microbiologist with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration based in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science, is using NC State’s secure, BSL-3 greenhouse to study how fresh fruits and vegetables become contaminated with foodborne pathogens before harvesting. Lee-Ann Jaykus, a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in the same department, led the collaboration between NC State and the FDA.
Ask the Expert: How Can Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom?
Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Karen Hollebrands shares how using technology in the classroom can enhance learning and motivate students.
Plant Aid: A Big-Data Project to Detect Plant Diseases Faster
Jean Ristaino, a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in Entomology and Plant Pathology, is leading an interdisciplinary team of researchers working to combine small sensors with big data to detect diseases plaguing tomato fields. The resulting Plant-Aid database will alert farmers about the cause of the stress and suggest possible mitigation strategies — all before symptoms are visible to the naked eye.
There’s an ‘I’ in Team: Why 3D Team Leadership is Necessary in Uncertain Times
Bradley Kirkman, General (Ret.) H. Hugh Shelton Distinguished Professor of Leadership and head of NC State's Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, recently discussed his co-authored book "3D Team Leadership: A New Approach for Complex Teams."
How Habitat Destruction Enables the Spread of Diseases Like COVID-19
Roland Kays, a research professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, and Erin Sills, the Edwin F. Conger Professor and associate head of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, explain how increasing human pressure in wildlife habitats leads to the emergence of new animal-to-human transmitted diseases like COVID-19.
Meeting the Demand for Supply Chain Expertise
As COVID-19 creates a surge in demand for certain products, there's also a demand for experts to help us understand the global supply chain. Robert Handfield, executive director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative and the Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at NC State University, shares his knowledge across industries and trains the next generation of supply chain experts.
Custom Clotting Particles Could Help Heal Chronic Wounds
New technology could transform the way doctors treat chronic wounds, which affect more than 6 million people in the U.S. each year. Chronic wounds, such as diabetic ulcers or deep-tissue burns, heal slowly or not at all and are thus prone to infection -- which can lead to severe consequences. Ashley Brown, the leader of NC State’s Advanced Wound Healing Lab, has teamed up with Fran Ligler, the Lampe Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at NC State, on the patent-pending technology to address this challenge.
What We Know – And Don’t – About Food Safety and COVID-19
As the world grapples with COVID-19, people have a lot of questions about how to best protect themselves. Many of those questions have to do with food. NC State experts Lee-Ann Jaykus, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, food science, and Ben Chapman, professor and food safety Extension specialist, address common questions.
A Necessary Filter: Nonwovens Institute Steps Up to Combat COVID-19
Behnam Pourdeyhimi, executive director of the Nonwovens Institute, Wilson College of Textiles associate dean for industry research and extension and William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor, explains how the institute is ramping up two research and training pilot production lines to create mask filters — and masks for health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak.
Artificial Intelligence: A Game Changer for the Chemical Manufacturing Industry
Chemicals can be found in everyday products from cars and medicines to toys and clothes, but their production can have adverse effects on the environment, including the release of greenhouse gases. The chemical manufacturing industry increasingly is using artificial intelligence to help reduce its environmental footprint. A study being led by Yuan Yao, an assistant professor of sustainability science and engineering in the Department of Forest Biomaterials at NC State’s College of Natural Resources, may help. The research is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.