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plastic fibers and debris float in blue ocean water with fish swimming nearby

Sep 14, 2023

Genetically modified bacteria break down plastics in saltwater

The modified organism breaks down a plastic called PET, which is a significant contributor to microplastic pollution in oceans. 

Tyler Void '23 (far right) at the site of his ExxonMobil internship.

Sep 13, 2023

Spotlight on our students: hands-on career development with Tyler Void CE `23

An interview with Caldwell Fellow Tyler Void, Class of 2023, who interned at ExxonMobil over the summer of 2023. Tyler is majoring in Chemical Engineering while here at NC State. 

Student and staff examine solar array on top of Fitts-Woolard Hall wearing PPE.

Sep 12, 2023

NC State hosts Energy Week

Discover how NC State shapes a clean energy future during NC State Energy Week Sept. 25-29, 2023. 

image shows two long, twisted strands of clear polymer

Sep 11, 2023

‘Brainless’ robot can navigate complex obstacles

Researchers who created a soft robot that could navigate simple mazes without computer direction have built on that work, creating a “brainless” robot that can navigate more complex environments. 

From the left, an array of dots becomes ball-and-stick molecular models. Next are electron microscope images of nanostructured particles and on the right, a lifelike network of filaments. A wavy surface traced out by a grid overlays the sequence of images.

Sep 8, 2023

Largest U.S. investment in particle self-assembly seeks to deliver on nanotechnology’s promise

Media Contact: Katherine McAlpine, 734-647-7087, With applications in transportation, energy, health care and more, the center includes African universities and creates opportunities for overlooked… 

Afternoon sunlight streams through the fall foliage at Wolf Plaza. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Sep 7, 2023

Lighten your pack with these mental health tools

At NC State, several Division of Academic and Student Affairs departments, including the Counseling Center, Wellness and Recreation and Prevention Services are working to provide students with as many free, accessible and easy-to-use resources as possible to “lighten your pack,” improve mental health and relieve stress.  

Shaun Deardorff

Sep 6, 2023

Q&A with Leazar Award recipient Shaun Deardorff

Shaun Deardorff, a senior in aerospace engineering, is the 2023 recipient of the John and Linda Leazar Award in Entrepreneurship. This award supports NC State students who have demonstrated initiative and… 

Aug 31, 2023

Gupta honored with 2023 Electrochem Rusty Award

As an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor Rajeev Gupta’s dedication to research is now being acknowledged on a national… 

Fireworks explode over the NC State belltower to close down Packapalooza 2022.

Aug 30, 2023

From ideas to solutions

Six projects secured support from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund this year, and for the first time in the fund’s history, awardees will receive supplemental resources through local entrepreneur and investor Bill Spruill’s 2ndF Research Commercialization Fund.