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From the Departments

Gabriel Montague sings at his church
Gabriel Montague, the student winner of the 2020 Wolfpack's Got Talent competition, performs at his church.

Catch up on the latest news from our academic departments.

Biological Sciences

Researchers in biological sciences and psychology found that teen museum educators can help tween visitors get the most out of science museums.

Melissa Ramirez and Claire Gordy were awarded $75,000 by the National Science Foundation to continue the development of STEM BUILD, a project to enhance Universal Design for Learning and improve learning outcomes in STEM courses for all students.


James Martin and Gavin Williams were each awarded support from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund, which provides seed funding to a select few NC State research projects each year that have promising potential for market success.

Postdoctoral researcher Sara Sheyki’s photo of colorful solutions in test tubes as they flowed from a silica gel column was featured in June’s Chemical and Engineering News and also earned an honorable mention in the university’s Envisioning Research contest.

Top view of a grid of test tubes filled with different colored liquids

Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences

Graduate student Kayelyn Simmons was selected for the Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program.

Geologists from the department traveled to Sparta, N.C., to study the effects of a 5.1 magnitude earthquake in August.


NC State’s Audio Abstract podcast interviewed Alun Lloyd about the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses in the U.S. and the methods we can use to stop them.

Arvind Saibaba worked with The Science House to create and lead a virtual workshop with high school math teachers, helping them develop teaching modules that expose their students to state-of-the-art mathematical concepts.


Katie Mack spoke to the Audio Abstract podcast and a number of national and international media outlets after the publication of her new book The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking), which was reviewed by The New York Times.

Researchers have demonstrated a technique that allows them to produce streams of liquid metal at room temperature.


Senior Gabriel Montague showed off his vocal chops, winning the student category of the 2020 Wolfpack’s Got Talent competition.

Alumna Martha Gardner won the American Statistical Association’s Gerald J. Hahn Quality and Productivity Achievement award and was profiled on GE Aviation: The Blog.

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