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Catch up on the latest news from our academic departments.

Biological sciences student Shilpa Giri smiles in front of a wall covered in issues of Technician

Biological Sciences

Senior human biology major Shilpa Giri’s experience as the editor-in-chief of Technician has inspired her to pursue a career in health news. 

Jennifer Landin, a teaching associate professor in the department, found that biology textbooks are failing to share adequate information about climate change.


Professor Maria Oliver-Hoyo won the American Chemical Society (ACS) Award for Achievement in Research for the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry.

Through ACS Project SEED, some high school students had the opportunity to spend last summer working alongside NC State chemists. 

Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Catherine Davis, an assistant professor in the department, mapped ancient oceanic “dead zones” that could help us plan for the future as the Earth grows warmer.

Corey Davis, assistant state climatologist at the North Carolina State Climate Office, breaks down how the National Hockey League (NHL) builds outdoor hockey rinks for the NHL Stadium Series games. 


Mohammad Farazmand, an assistant professor in the department, worked with a colleague to identify and address a flaw in a commonly used pandemic model.

Distinguished University Professor Ralph Smith has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in recognition of his mathematical contributions to materials technologies.


Dali Sun, an associate professor in the department, and a colleague found they could use chiral phonons to convert wasted heat into spin information without magnetic materials, a finding that could lead to new classes of more affordable and energy-efficient spintronic devices. 

Lex Kemper, an associate professor in the department, gave a lecture at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences about quantum entanglement, the science that won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics. 


Emily Griffith, an associate research professor in the department; Xiaoxia Champon, a graduate student; and Laura Wendelberger, a recent graduate, served on panels and presented their work at the 2022 Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference. 

Housing reservations for the 2023 Joint Statistical Meetings, which will be held in Toronto, Canada, open on May 1.