Stories From 2021

Mar 5, 2021  |  Research

Study reveals extent of privacy vulnerabilities with Amazon’s Alexa

Issues range from misleading privacy policies to post-approval changes in code.

Mar 5, 2021  |  Research

Pericardial injection effective, less invasive way to get regenerative therapies to heart

Injecting hydrogels containing regenerative therapeutics directly into the pericardial cavity could make treating heart injury cheaper and less invasive.

Mar 4, 2021  |  Faculty and Staff

Taking farm tech to the next tier

What will the next wave of agricultural technology hold? BAE assistant professors Jason Ward and Sierra Young share their research in an episode of the podcast Farms, Food and You.

Mar 4, 2021  |  Research

Mantis shrimp inspires new breed of light sensors

Small enough to fit on a smartphone, but capable of hyperspectral and polarimetric imaging.

Mar 1, 2021  |  Faculty and Staff

Simon named head of Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Sindee Simon, P.W. Horn Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech University, will lead the Department of Chemical of Biomolecular Engineering at NC State University.

Mar 1, 2021  |  Research

Study finds ideal placement, pressure for armband that could track heart rate

In an effort to develop an armband that can track the heart's electrical activity, NC State researchers determined the ideal placement for three electrodes in their band design, and how tightly the band needs to be worn.

Feb 26, 2021  |  Research

New catalyst makes styrene manufacturing cheaper, greener

The work, co-led by researchers in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is a big step forward for manufacturing a chemical used to make a wide variety of industrial materials.

Feb 25, 2021  |  Alumni

Take a virtual tour of Fitts-Woolard Hall

The NC State Alumni Association and the College of Engineering held a a virtual tour of Fitts-Woolard Hall, the latest engineering building on Centennial Campus.

Feb 23, 2021  |  Alumni

Jennifer Frix ’17 channels AI to promote fairness in banking

COE alumna Jennifer Frix works to ensures that Bank of America is following responsible AI practices including fairness, equality, transparency and privacy.

Feb 22, 2021  |  Faculty and Staff

Applying written communication skills in engineering

Tarek Aziz, assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, discusses the importance of written communication skills in the engineering field.