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Textiles Students Design Sustainable Solutions
In this senior design course, students have two semesters to create a solution to a textiles industry problem. This year, several projects focus on sustainability.
Improving Public Engagement with Science Museums
A team of computer science, education and museum researchers is launching a project to better understand how museum visitors interact with educational exhibits. The ultimate goal: helping museums capture public interest.
Alumna Leigh-Kathryn Bonner Selected for Inc’s 30 Most Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs
The buzz surrounding NC State alumna Leigh-Kathryn Bonner’s company isn’t dying down. Founder Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, 25, was recently selected as one of Inc.’s 30 Most Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs of 2018.
While searching for sources of bromide in the Cape Fear River watershed nearly five years ago, NC State environmental engineer Detlef Knappe and his team found more than they were looking for: high concentrations of a number of unexpected industrial chemicals in drinking water, including one — GenX — that has entered the popular vernacular in North Carolina.
Using Virtual Reality to Plot Urban Green Spaces
Research with VR goggles gives landscape designers fresh insight on how green landscapes refresh city residents.
April is Earth Month at NC State
April ushers in signs of spring and NC State’s Earth Month, the university’s annual focus on the planet and sustainability.
New Research Shows Water Use Impacted by the Shape of Our Cities
Georgina Sanchez, Ph.D. student in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, is using geospatial analytics to understand water demand in the Southeast. Her latest findings: urban developments with simpler shapes use less water.
Flowers Aren’t Enough: How Urban Heat Affects Bee Populations
In cities, even gardens rich with flowers do not have the same bee abundance or diversity as natural areas. Why not?
Winter Break Savings Top $200,000
Over winter break hundreds of NC State campus buildings collectively avoided more than $200,000 in energy costs through the university’s Holiday Energy Saving Initiative.
Venus Flytraps Don’t Eat The Insects That Pollinate Them
Researchers discover which insects pollinate Venus flytraps – and learn that flytraps don’t dine on them.