Stories From May 2018

May 30, 2018  |  Alumni & Friends

Alumna Assigned to International Space Station Mission

NC State alumna Christina Hammock Koch is slated to serve as a flight engineer on an April 2019 NASA mission.

May 30, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

New Compound Effective Against Drug-Resistant Pathogens Could Lead to Next-Generation Antibiotics

A new synthetic compound inspired by a natural product could be a useful chemical tool for studying antibiotic-resistant infections.

May 29, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Listen for Failure in Granular Materials

A new way to probe granular materials — like the ground beneath us — without disturbing them may enable researchers to forecast their failure.

May 24, 2018  |  Honors and Awards

Professor Emeritus Richard Patty Honored for Service in Retirement

The Association of Retired Faculty recognizes longtime physics professor Richard Patty.

May 24, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

A Better B1 Building Block

A B1 precursor called cHET can be easily taken up and used in extremely small concentrations by phytoplankton and plants.

May 23, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

How Frequent Hurricanes Change Estuarial Ecosystems

An NC State researcher explains how increased hurricane frequency can lead to increased algal blooms, fish kills and dead zones in estuaries.

May 23, 2018  |  Honors and Awards

Sciences Faculty Receive University Honors

Several faculty and staff from the College of Sciences recently received recognition from NC State for their outstanding work during 2017-18.

May 21, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Researcher to Study GenX Exposure in Cape Fear Fish, Alligators

An NC State toxicologist will study GenX exposure in striped bass, catfish and alligators that inhabit the Cape Fear River watershed.

May 10, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

NC State Named First University-Based IBM Q Hub in North America

NC State will be the first university in North America to establish an IBM Quantum Computing Hub as part of the global IBM Q Network created to advance quantum computing.

May 9, 2018  |  Honors and Awards

Math Student Meredith Bain Receives Udall Scholarship

The junior was selected for her commitment to and work in environmental issues related to sustainability and renewable energy.