Teamwork that Addresses Flooding Challenges
Philanthropy supports the work of NC State’s Coastal Dynamics Lab, which helps communities recover from events such as hurricanes and plan for a better future.
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.
Platelet Microparticles Give Antibody Drug ‘Piggyback Ride’ to Repair Damaged Heart
Ke Cheng, the Randall B. Terry Jr. Distinguished Professor in Regenerative Medicine at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, is part of a research team that recently found platelet microparticles to be an effective way to deliver therapeutic drugs directly to the heart following a heart attack, increasing drug concentration at the site.
Cross-Laminated Timber Creates Sustainable Buildings, Stronger Communities
Is cross-laminated timber the future of affordable, sustainable construction? Professor Stephen Kelley, the Reuben B. Robertson Professor in the Department of Forest Biomaterials, is leading a study with the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory to find the answer.
Fusing Disciplines, Transforming Graduate Education
The Agricultural Biotechnology in Food, Energy and Water Systems program is showing graduate students the full spectrum of issues in biotech and genetic engineering, from the lab, to the field, to the public square. And it’s an approach that could inform how we seek solutions to other grand challenges, explains Jennifer Kuzma, Goodnight-NC GSK Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs and co-director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center.
Estate Gift Supports Coastal Research Opportunities for Undergraduates
NC State's College of Sciences recently received a $366,000 gift from the estate of Bob Simpson to establish a fund that will support students and faculty who are studying or conducting research in marine sciences and coastal natural resources at the university's Center for Marine Sciences and Technology.
Extraordinary Impact: Poole College of Management
With more than $3.3 million in gifts in 2018-19 from donors in 40 states, Poole College of Management is developing business leaders, generating impactful research and serving communities. Take a look at what private support is helping PCOM accomplish.
Ready to Put Science to Work
Research and other opportunities at NC State have helped Daniela Fontecha, a double major in physics and chemistry, discover a passion for using science to improve the environment.
$2 Million Grant from North Carolina Nonprofit Aids Study of Financial Health in Retirement
The Institute of Consumer Money Management (ICMM), a North Carolina-based nonprofit, announced a $2 million grant to three leading universities for studying the financial health of low- and moderate-income Americans who are near or in retirement. Robert Clark, professor at Poole College of Management, will be the principal investigator for the grant at NC State, focusing on understanding the changes in the standard of living for these families as they enter retirement and whether income declines can be moderated by financial literacy initiatives.
Planting A Seed
Funded through a public-private partnership, the Plant Sciences Building will ensure NC State remains at the forefront of plant sciences research for generations to come. More than 400 participants, including North Carolina agricultural leaders, university administrators, students, alumni and agricultural biotechnology company representatives, were in attendance for the ceremonial groundbreaking.