The Science Summer of ’16
Learn how our students spent the warm-weather months gaining unforgettable experiences.
An Equation for Success
On a Saturday in April, 38 female middle schoolers gathered in SAS Hall for Sonia Kovalevsky Day, designed to show them how fun and rewarding studying math can be.
Let’s Subtract Zika
Math professor Alun Lloyd is combining math and biology to investigate the spread of infectious diseases like Zika and find ways to stamp them out.
The Nature of an Island
A new Bald Head Island weather station holds great potential for researchers studying weather and climate.
Not Yet Graduated, Already a Mentor
Senior Mia de los Reyes is inspiring the next generation of female scientists.
Connecting the Dots
What are the chemicals we’re exposed to doing to us? How do we develop drugs that are safe? With help from Pfizer, researchers in the biological sciences at NC State have updated their one-of-a-kind public database to find the answers. […]
Putting bacteria to work
Ask most undergraduates if they’re interested in factory work, and you’ll get puzzled looks. But what if the “factory” was E. coli bacteria and the “work” involved creating libraries of enzymes to lower antibiotic resistance or fight cancer? Welcome to […]
A newly discovered species of carnivorous dinosaur — one of the three largest ever discovered in North America — prevented tyrannosaurs from taking their place atop the food chain nearly 100 million years ago. Siats meekerorum, named after a cannibalistic, […]
Learning how we learn
Dr. Karen McNeal uses high-tech tools to explore how humans understand what they’re taught about earth systems. Her recent research in geocognition and geoscience education has broken new ground determining how various audiences learn effectively about climate change. “Geoscience education […]
When is a ball a ball?
Ever wonder why a pitch is called a “strike” against one hitter, and a “ball” against the next? Many baseball fans have long suspected home-plate umpires of bending the rules of the strike zone. But new research from NC State […]