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From the Departments

Catch up on the latest news from our academic departments.

Skulls of a baboon and howler monkey with the teeth "digitally dissected."
Skulls of a baboon and howler monkey with the teeth "digitally dissected." Credit: Deutsch and Hartstone-Rose

Biological Sciences

Biology graduate student Ashley Deutsch led a team of researchers in studying what the size of ancient primate species’ teeth roots can reveal about their body size and how they interacted with their environment. 

Neuroendocrinologist Heather Patisaul was lead author on a new journal commentary that provided evidence that chemicals found in everyday items may pose more of a risk to brain development in children than previously thought.

Chemistry

Check out the unintentional art that came from an accidental leak while one NC State undergraduate researcher vacuum-filtered a reaction mixture.

A swirl of green, yellow and blue liquids.

Graduate student Hellena (Hongxia) Bai won a poster award after presenting her work on 3D Mass spectrometry imaging using IR-MALDESI at the 3rd Imaging Mass Spectrometry Society (IMSS) conference.

Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences

Graduate student Will Reckling and a research team developed a drone-based approach to make rare plant monitoring on mountaintops safer and more efficient.

Karl Dudman, a Fulbright scholar from the University of Oxford based in the North Carolina State Climate Office, led research on coastal communities in the Carolinas, their relationship with sea-level rise, and interactions with local climate scientists and policymakers. 

Mathematics

Faculty member Dávid Papp received the Sanjay and Panna Mehrotra Research Excellence Award from the Health Applications Society of INFORMS.

In honor of Native American Heritage Month in November, the department recognized the accomplishments of several Native American mathematicians.

Physics

Faculty member Dali Sun and a team of researchers have used two-dimensional hybrid metal halides in a device that allows directional control of terahertz radiation generated by a spintronic scheme.

A research team led by Benjamin Heacock while he was a graduate student at NC State used the pendellösung interferometry technique on silicon using a neutron beam to develop a “snapshot” of the properties of the silicon crystal and the neutron itself. 

Statistics

Faculty member Jonathan Duggins wrote a textbook on the SAS programming language to give students a better tool for success.

Professional triathlete Laura Mathews explains why she chose NC State’s Online Master of Statistics program to prepare for her next career move. 

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