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Tag: COVID-19

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. 

Screen capture of WRAL video of Dr. Angela Harris speaking while in a lab.

May 3, 2022

WRAL features CCEE’s Angela Harris’ COVID-19 wastewater testing in new report

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is using data from wastewater to measure the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the state, helping officials stay abreast of where outbreaks may occur. 

rows of vials containing covid-19 vaccine

Apr 1, 2022

Researchers roll out data on COVID vaccine distribution and waste

The researchers hope others can use the data to improve vaccination efforts in the future. 

Dec 1, 2021

What is the Omicron variant of COVID-19? And what do we know about it?

There is still a lot we don't know. But here is what we do know. 

medical professional dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE)

Apr 28, 2021

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. 

McCreary makes masks.

Apr 1, 2020

McCreary makes masks

Alumnus-run company has pivoted to making masks local healthcare facilities in the Catawba Country area. 

employee working in machine shop

Mar 30, 2020

Engineering on the Front Lines

The College of Engineering adjusts to a changing landscape. 

Memorial Belltower

Mar 16, 2020

College cancels April events

At the recommendation of the University of North Carolina System and NC State University Chancellor Randy Woodson related to the COVID-19 outbreak and recommended social distancing practices, the College of Engineering (COE) has decided to cancel the COE Endowment Dinner and COE Leadership Reception.