Stories From 2020

Oct 27, 2020  |  Research

Why young STEM researchers are calling for paid family leave

A group of young researchers is stepping outside their disciplines to address the gender gap in STEM jobs.

Oct 27, 2020  |  Students

Goodnight Spotlight: Kody Jefferson

“Busy” is often the word of the day for Belhaven native and Goodnight Scholar Kody Jefferson ’21. However, those busy days are spent enriching himself in what he loves: mechanical engineering, robotics, and the Goodnight Scholars Program.

Oct 23, 2020  |  Research

Researchers eye a system that uses marine microplastics to get rid of marine microplastics

Researchers are working to develop a self-sustaining system that uses microplastics to capture more microplastics.

Oct 23, 2020  |  Research

How to make and distribute a vaccine

BTEC’s Jennifer Pancorbo talks to The Abstract about vaccine production and distribution.

Oct 20, 2020  |  Awards and Honors

NC State celebrates outstanding faculty

The Celebration of Faculty Excellence is held each spring to recognize outstanding faculty who have received prestigious awards, accolades or other distinctions during the previous year. In 2020, NC State honored 25 faculty virtually since the annual event could not be held in person.

Oct 20, 2020  |  Awards and Honors

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professors

Four faculty members receive Alumni Association honor, including MSE's Dr. Elizabeth C. Dickey.

Oct 20, 2020  |  Students

Reducing food waste

Hafizul Islam, the winner of the 2019 Three Minute Thesis, explained how mathematical modeling could help food banks distribute food efficiently, effectively and equitably.

Oct 15, 2020  |  Research

Ultrasound technique offers more precise, quantified assessments of lung health

New ultrasound technique offers non-invasive assessments of lung health.

Oct 13, 2020  |  Research

Machine learning predicts how long museum visitors will engage with exhibits

AI can predict how long museum-goers will spend interacting with an exhibit.

Oct 12, 2020  |  Research

Proactive steps linked to reduced medical costs, hospital visits for children with asthma

Widely available interventions are associated with lower medical costs, fewer ER visits.