Stories From 2015

Dec 11, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

Domain Size and Purity Key to Efficient Organic Solar Cells

NC State researchers are studying the molecular composition of solar cells to figure out how to make solar energy more efficient and affordable.

Dec 3, 2015  |  Honors and Awards

Helminck to Receive 2016 AMS Distinguished Public Service Award

Dr. Loek Helminck will receive the 2016 Distinguished Public Service Award from the American Mathematical Society.

Dec 3, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Simulate Scattering of Helium Nuclei Within Stars

An NC State physicist has helped develop a new computational method to understand the synthesis of elements within stars.

Dec 2, 2015  |  Honors and Awards

2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award: John Sanders

This year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award winner, Dr. John Sanders, is a true American hero.

Dec 2, 2015  |  Honors and Awards

2015 Zenith Medal for Service: Linda Balfour and Robert Hill

The winners of the 2015 Zenith Medal for Service are wife and husband Linda Balfour and Robert Hill.

Dec 2, 2015  |  Honors and Awards

2015 Outstanding Young Alumnus: Jamila Simpson

Dr. Jamila Simpson is the winner of the 2015 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.

Dec 2, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

Breakthrough Research on the Elusive Neutrino

NC State physicists were part of a team of neutrino researchers that shared the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, the richest award in the field.

Dec 1, 2015  |  Biological Sciences

Trap-jaw Ants Exhibit Previously Unseen Jumping Behavior

An NC State biologist finds that trap-jaw ants leap forward as well as backward to escape threats.

Dec 1, 2015

Researchers Confirm Original Blood Vessels in 80 Million-Year-Old Fossil

The findings add to the growing body of evidence that structures like blood vessels and cells can persist over millions of years

Nov 30, 2015  |  Honors and Awards

Sciences Students Win Top Honors at National Conference

Two College of Sciences students won top honors at a national conference for underrepresented minorities.