How COVID-19 will affect North Carolina in the months ahead
New variants and changes in mask use may have a significant impact.
Questions for Julie Swann
Julie Swann, head of the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, is an expert on supply chains and pandemics and has provided guidance on COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
Understanding and controlling materials’ antiviral properties can lead to better PPE
In the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the College of Engineering and the College of Sciences began meeting weekly to figure out how they could contribute to slowing the spread of the virus and protecting frontline workers. Their immediate solution? Work on developing an antiviral coating that could be integrated into personal protective equipment (PPE) or applied to surfaces to inactivate SARS-Cov-2 and other viruses.
Four-university study focuses on student well-being during the pandemic
Led by faculty members in ISE, the study focuses on mental, emotional and physical health, in order to determine how universities can better support their students.
Researchers demonstrate self-sterilizing polymers work against SARS-CoV-2
Researchers have demonstrated a family of self-sterilizing polymers that are effective at inactivating the virus that causes COVID-19.
Study yields recommendations to prevent outbreaks from waterborne coronaviruses
Airborne coronaviruses traced to wastewater have caused disease in the past. Researchers suggest ways to keep such outbreaks from happening again.
Vaccine Q&A: Herd immunity and prioritizing access to vaccines
We also talk about why some people are unable to receive a vaccine.
NC State researchers take on COVID-19
While COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, has brought much of the world to a standstill, it hasn’t stopped research at NC State. Faculty and the staff at the university have pivoted from their customary research to study COVID-19, using their expertise in battling the pandemic. Their research has covered a large scope, from how the…
On a Thursday morning in late May, the machine shop in Engineering Building III on NC State’s Centennial Campus is quiet for the first time in a long time.
Study finds dedicated clinics can reduce impact of a flu pandemic
A new study concludes that opening clinics dedicated specifically to treating influenza can limit the number of people infected and help to “flatten the curve,” or reduce the peak prevalence rate.