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Tag: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Postdoctoral researcher Lisa Van den Broeck, left, evaluates 3D bioprinted plant cells before STEPS Center director Jacob Jones, right, examines them.

Jun 7, 2022

STEPS Center tackles full scope of phosphorus sustainability

Headquartered at NC State, the Science and Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability Center is discovering and developing ways to recycle phosphorus, make our food system more efficient, and protect the environment from waste. 

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. 

Wide angle image of Monteith building.

May 19, 2022

Center for Advanced Electronics through Machine Learning receives Phase II funding from NSF

The Center for Advanced Electronics through Machine Learning (CAEML), which has been funded as a Phase I IUCRC by the National Science Foundation since 2017, has just received funding from NSF to proceed with a second five-year phase. Phase II research will officially kick off on August 1, 2022.  

Simulation of The Matrix background.

Mar 3, 2022

Researchers show they can steal data during homomorphic encryption

Homomorphic encryption is considered a next generation data security technology. 

NC State gateway at sunset.

Feb 14, 2022

Leadbetter Burg receives Presidential Award for Excellence from National Science Foundation

CBE graduate Dr. Karen Leadbetter Burg (B.S. ’90) is the recipient of a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) from the National Science Foundation. 

Computerized image of two hands touching index fingers through a virtual barrier.

Jan 25, 2022

COE introduces new NSF REU and RET sites

It takes a community to educate and prepare the next generation of engineers to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges. NC State faculty members are helping to lead a new Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) site and two Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) sites, all of which are funded by the National Science Foundation to further encourage involvement in research and learning across the academic community. 

Yaroslava Yingling

Jan 10, 2022

Yaroslava Yingling appointed Distinguished Professor

Dr. Yaroslava Yingling can now proudly add Distinguished Professor to her impressive list of titles in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University. 

six still images show how a strip of material moves in response to changing temperatures

Dec 14, 2021

Technique speeds up thermal actuation for soft robotics

A new design for thermal actuators allows rapid movement in soft robotic devices. 

James Lester standing behind computer modeled illustration of molecular structures.

Oct 28, 2021

A new way to learn

In Crystal Island: EcoJourneys, a narrative-based virtual learning environment designed by researchers in NC State’s Department of Computer Science (CSC), middle school students travel to a fictional island in the Philippines. While there, they encounter a dilemma: a local fish farm is reporting that tilapia are becoming sick at an alarming rate. It’s a complex problem… 

View from within rows of corn in a Rowan County field.

Oct 28, 2021

Steps toward sustainability

Faculty members in the College of Engineering and across NC State will lead a national research effort to reduce both dependence on mined phosphates and the amount of phosphorus that leaches into soils and water. The research, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), will focus on issues relevant to both food security and environmental quality.…