Stories From 2020

Aug 4, 2020  |  Research

Controlling streams of liquid metal at room temperature

Researchers have demonstrated a technique that allows them to produce streams of liquid metal at room temperature. By applying a low voltage to the liquid metal, the researchers were able to tune its surface tension across at least three orders of magnitude.

Aug 4, 2020  |  Alumni

Startup develops accessible prosthetics

Three members of the Wolfpack are developing life-changing prosthetic kits to help above-the-knee amputees worldwide.

Jul 29, 2020  |  Research

Chancellor’s Innovation Fund supports six promising projects

This year’s Chancellor’s Innovation Fund winners are working toward safer treatments for human and animal health, novel manufacturing methods for toilet paper, lightweight car frames and synthetic fuel.

Jul 29, 2020  |  Covid-19 Response

Why we should already be planning for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

What is the best way to distribute vaccines fairly and efficiently?

Jul 28, 2020  |  Covid-19 Response

All systems go

From her active research on pandemic disease spread to leadership as the head of the Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, A. Doug Allison Distinguished Professor Julie Swann thinks beyond boundaries and puts solutions into action to build a better world.

Jul 28, 2020  |  Research

Tech sector job interviews assess anxiety, not software skills

The design of “technical interviews” is hurting the tech sector.

Jul 27, 2020  |  Alumni

Opening the doors

The new Fitts-Woolard Hall has hit many milestones. From the completion of its design concept in March 2018, the groundbreaking in April 2018 and the topping-off ceremony in December 2019. You can now add to that list its completion and turning over to the College of Engineering on July 24, 2020.

Jul 24, 2020  |  Students

Graduate student teams up to help create peer support line for Indian students in the U.S.

When COVID-19 struck the nation in March 2020, students were faced with new uncertainties and hard decisions. Sathvik Prasad, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at NC State, wanted to help his fellow international students.

Jul 24, 2020  |  Faculty and Staff

Electrical, chemical engineering recognized in Shanghai Rankings

North Carolina State University has been recognized as among the best in the world in two academic subject areas by the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Jul 22, 2020  |  Research

Study: Novel PFAS comprise 24% of those measured in blood of Wilmington, N.C. residents

Novel PFAS are 24% of total PFAS detected in blood of Wilmington residents.