May 6, 2021  |  Students

First blind Ph.D. student graduates from the Department of Computer Science

Sean Mealin, the first blind Ph.D. student to graduate from the Department of Computer Science, found inspiration for his research from his guide dog, Simba, and has helped make service dog training programs more efficient.

May 5, 2021

Buttigieg, Emhoff visit NC State

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and U.S. second gentleman Doug Emhoff recently toured Centennial Campus labs and spoke with NC State researchers about the university’s infrastructure-related research and innovation.

May 5, 2021  |  Awards and Honors

NC State researcher wins NSF award to study impacts of ‘sunny-day flooding’

Natalie Nelson, assistant professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, will be studying the impacts of 'sunny-day flooding' on water quality as well as bringing environmental engineering and data science to students.

May 3, 2021  |  Research

Model could create hurricane forecasts up to 18 months in advance

A new model incorporates machine learning and could enable longer-range hurricane forecasts.

Apr 30, 2021  |  Research

New law of physics helps humans and robots grasp the friction of touch

The law governs friction that occurs when two solid surfaces come into contact with a thin layer of fluid between them.

Apr 29, 2021  |  Research

Shaking up earthquake research

The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering’s Mervyn Kowalsky channels distinguished professorship funding to support students and their work to address structural engineering challenges.

Apr 28, 2021  |  Magazine

70 years of nuclear engineering

In the 2020-21 academic year, the Department of Nuclear Engineering is celebrating its 70th anniversary of the decision to start the program, and the 60th anniversary of the department, which was established in 1961.

Apr 28, 2021  |  Magazine

Endless possibilities

At the College of Engineering, faculty members in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) are growing a rich portfolio of CRISPR-focused technologies by introducing novel CRISPR-Cas reagents, using CRISPR techniques to engineer new organisms and developing new bioprocesses to mass manufacture CRISPR products in anticipation of a slew of clinical approvals from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Apr 28, 2021  |  Magazine

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.

Apr 28, 2021  |  Magazine

Study reveals extent of privacy vulnerabilities with Amazon’s Alexa

A recent study outlines a range of privacy concerns related to the programs users interact with when using Amazon’s voice-activated assistant, Alexa. Issues range from misleading privacy policies to the ability of third parties to change the code of their programs after receiving Amazon approval.