New microneedle technique speeds plant disease detection
Researchers have developed a new technique that uses microneedle patches to collect DNA from plant tissues in one minute, rather than the hours needed for conventional techniques.
NC State queues up to advance quantum computing
We’re joining forces with industry and academic partners to lead the way in quantum computing — and train the field’s next generation.
Breathing new life into old bridges
Bridges across our state are in rough shape, but NC State alumnus Brad McCoy has developed a solution to give them new life — and keep us safely on the road.
Metal foam stops .50 caliber rounds as well as steel – at less than half the weight
Armor using composite metal foam can stop ball and armor-piercing .50 caliber rounds as well as conventional steel armor, even though it weighs less than half as much.
Research overcomes key obstacles to scaling up DNA data storage
New techniques for labeling and retrieving data files in DNA-based information storage systems address two of the key obstacles to widespread adoption of DNA data storage technologies.
Student team will represent U.S. at Global Grand Challenges Summit
A group of five NC State engineering students is one of five teams selected by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to represent the United States at the 2019 Global Grand Challenges Summit in London this September.
Building bridges to biomechanics
National Biomechanics Day gives STEM students a unique opportunity to learn about the field and interact with NC State scientists.
Undergraduate research experiences set students up for success
The College of Engineering at NC State is one of the world’s preeminent engineering research institutions, and opportunities abound for undergraduate students to get involved.
FREEDM researchers receive funding for work on grid resilience tools
Researchers in the FREEDM Systems Center led by NC State have received a $3.1 million research award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance solar energy’s role in strengthening the resilience of the U.S. electricity grid.
Solving the riddle of genes
Nikhil Milind, a 2019 Goldwater Scholar, is melding computer science and biology to explore links between genetics and disease.