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Tag: Covid-19 Response

Healthcare professional dressed in blue scrubs administers vaccination to seated patient.

May 20, 2022

NSF RAPID grants support engineering research on pandemic for better future solutions

Faculty members in the College of Engineering are principal investigators (PIs) or co-PIs on three Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grants awarded in 2020 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) focused on hospital surges, vaccine distribution and the well-being of college students during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Apr 28, 2021

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. 

microscopy image of SARS-CoV-2 viruses

Feb 15, 2021

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. 

Four coronaviruses as viewed with an electron microscope

Feb 11, 2021

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. 

Feb 4, 2021

NC State alumnus leads development of the first rapid at-home test-kit for COVID-19

Frankie Myers, director of engineering at Lucira Health and NC State alumnus, led the design and development of the first at-home rapid COVID-19 test-kit. He shares insights into the innovative process the company took to bring the Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit to market.   

sign reading "together we can help stop the spread of covid-19"

Dec 21, 2020

Vaccine Q&A: Herd immunity and prioritizing access to vaccines

We also talk about why some people are unable to receive a vaccine. 

Fall 2018 NC State Engineering Career Fair

Jul 9, 2020

NC State Engineering Career Fair moves to virtual platform

In response to COVID-19 and the need to social distance, the NC State Engineering Career Fair has been moved to a virtual format for the fall and spring events to keep students and employers safe. 

Jun 10, 2020

Work by faculty members and students has made a difference for healthcare workers

Faculty members and students in the College of Engineering are wrapping up months of work spent creating personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

May 14, 2020

Researchers receive NSF grant to track novel coronavirus in wastewater

Wastewater monitoring for novel coronavirus could help provide early warning of outbreaks. 

Landon Grace, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at NC State University, works with the emergency ventilator prototype (Photo by NC State University)

May 11, 2020

What they’re trained for

Biomedical engineers at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State respond to COVID-19 by teaming to speed the development of an emergency ventilator.