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Luke Strawn

Mar 2, 2023

Q&A: Supporting Our Students’ Mental Health

Counselor Luke Strawn helps Sciences students navigate the stressors of university life. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Sep 28, 2021

Liquid Metal Coating Creates Effective Antiviral, Antimicrobial Fabric

A liquid gallium-based antiviral and antimicrobial fabric coating eradicated 99% of several common pathogens within five minutes. 

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May 10, 2021

Pandemic Pearls of Wisdom: Online Teaching Takeaways From the 2020-21 Academic Year

NC State faculty, including several in the College of Sciences, reflect on their teaching experiences during the pandemic and the lessons they learned. 

Dhuru Patel portrait in graduation gown

May 4, 2021

A Healthy Pursuit

With scholarship support, College of Sciences senior Dhuru Patel embraced a range of academic, extracurricular and service opportunities that cemented his decision to pursue a medical career and his determination to give back. 

A vaccine card, an NC State-branded bandage and a syringe containing the Janssen vaccine

May 3, 2021

Behind the Scenes of COVID-19 Vaccine Review

An NC State statistician who is helping review COVID-19 vaccine trials answers questions about the work of the Data and Safety Monitoring Board. 

A tablet displaying a 3-D molecular model on the screen

May 3, 2021

They’ve Got Chemistry: A Popular App Impacts Student Learning Across Lab Sections

A difficult topic in an organic chemistry lab got a high-tech, pandemic-proof makeover through an exploratory DELTA grant. 

A female student holds a COVID-19 test bag in front of a Mr. Wuf head sign that reads "Mask the Pack Up"

Apr 5, 2021

Protectors of the Pack

More than 220 students, including several in biological sciences, have volunteered to assist with NC State’s robust COVID-19 testing and surveillance program this spring. 

A graphic shows the ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Graphic by the CDC.

Mar 24, 2021

Three Common Antiviral Drugs Potentially Effective Against COVID-19

Three commonly used antiviral and antimalarial drugs are effective in vitro at preventing replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. 

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Feb 26, 2021

Statistician Tsiatis Serves on U.S. Board Evaluating COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

Anastasios A. Tsiatis has been appointed to the Data and Safety Monitoring Board for the U.S. government-sponsored clinical trials evaluating COVID-19 vaccines. 

microscopy image of SARS-CoV-2 viruses

Feb 15, 2021

Researchers Demonstrate Self-Sterilizing Polymers Work Against SARS-CoV-2

Researchers have demonstrated a family of self-sterilizing polymers are effective at inactivating the virus that causes COVID-19.