Stories From Jul 2019

Jul 31, 2019  |  Research

An open modeling approach to support energy and climate policy

Researchers are developing an open-source computer model that can be used to inform the development of national energy and climate policies.

Jul 31, 2019  |  Students

Students learn about renewable energy during study abroad trip to Iceland

In Iceland, pillars of steam rise from the earth, while nearby waterfalls and rivers rush through the dark mountainous landscapes and past glaciers covered in volcanic ash. For 11 NC State College of Engineering students on a study abroad trip, it felt like they were in a different world.

Jul 31, 2019  |  Research

Portable tech sniffs out plant disease in the field

Researchers have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. The handheld device, which is plugged into a smartphone, works by sampling the airborne volatile organic compounds that plants release through their leaves.

Jul 31, 2019  |  Research

2019 UGPN Research Collaboration Fund awarded

The University Global Partnership Network recently awarded the eighth round of the annual Research Collaboration Fund to nine projects between the consortium’s universities. NC State is represented on six of the funded projects this year.

Jul 25, 2019  |  Research

Using virtual reality to create new tech for first responders

Virtual reality allows researchers to develop and test new technologies for first responders without putting lives at risk.

Jul 23, 2019  |  Research

Chancellor’s Innovation Fund helps turn NC State research into real-world solutions

Six projects will receive support from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) this year, a pivotal tool for helping promising NC State research reach its market potential. The work of this year’s CIF awardees ranges from a novel technique for infusing coffee into foods to groundbreaking developments in disease treatment.

Jul 18, 2019  |  Alumni

Industrial engineering alumni elected chair and second vice chair to NC State’s Board of Trustees

Four distinguished alumni have been elected to serve in leadership positions on NC State’s Board of Trustees. Two are industrial engineering alumni: Thomas E. Cabaniss has been elected chair, and Edward I. “Ed” Weisiger Jr. has been elected second vice chair.

Jul 18, 2019  |  Research

New tool tackles uncertainty in military logistics planning

A new model can help military leaders better account for logistical risk and uncertainty during operational planning and execution.

Jul 17, 2019  |  Students

New Global Leadership and Team Decision Making minor

The Global Leadership minor is designed to provide students with a unique and impactful experience while preparing them to lead in diverse settings.

Jul 16, 2019  |  Alumni

Chasing the moon

A decisive victory in the moon race came 50 years ago this summer. In July 1969, NASA landed the first man on the moon with the Apollo 11 mission. Key in that achievement were dozens of NC State alumni.