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From the Departments

Catch up on the latest news from our academic departments.

NC State Goldwater Scholar Jack Featherstone leans against a railing.
Goldwater Scholar Jack Featherstone

Biological Sciences

On NC State’s Audio Abstract podcast, Heather Patisaul discussed what endocrine disruptors do and how to avoid them in everyday life.

John Meitzen talked to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences about his brain research for a virtual version of the museum’s annual Brain Night.

Chemistry

In a new video, Erin Baker describes her lab’s work using advanced instrumentation to investigate how environmental contaminants affect human health.

Researchers have found a way to fine-tune a molecular assembly line that could allow scientists to improve existing antibiotics and design new drug candidates quickly and efficiently.

Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences

Arianna Soldati spoke to NC State’s Audio Abstract podcast about what it’s like to get up close and personal with a volcano and published new research on what volcanoes might look like on planetary bodies made of metal.

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season will see 15 to 18 named storms forming in the Atlantic basin, according to NC State researchers.

Mathematics

The department is recognizing the accomplishments of Asian American and Pacific Islander mathematicians in May as part of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Check out the department’s list of upcoming virtual seminars.

Physics

Jack Featherstone was one of two NC State students to win a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship this year.

A recent study by Harald Ade and colleagues demonstrates the feasibility of using see-through solar panels in greenhouses to generate electricity.

Statistics

The Statistics Graduate Student Association organized and held a virtual Datathon that drew more than 100 graduate and undergraduate students from universities across North Carolina.

Ph.D. student Jocelyn Chi has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

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