Feature Stories

  • Instead of relaxing over the winter holiday with family and friends, five NC State students and two mentors traveled to the west coast of Africa, to a small city in Sierra Leone. They oversaw the drilling of a well that will provide clean water for 700 students and faculty at a school.

  • Cammie the crayfish lives in a water filled aquarium inside a lab at Kepley BioSystems. Cammie likes to attack a white block of cake whenever it is dumped into her tank. The white, chalky block isn't your standard piece of cake. And that’s the whole point of this story.

    “What you’re watching, that cake, is a solution for the hard working folks in the crustacean, crab and lobster industry,” explains Anthony Dellinger, one of the founders of Kepley BioSystems.

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina System has announced that Dr. Ruben G. Carbonell, the Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at NC State University, is the recipient of the 2018 Oliver Max Gardner Award.

  • Inventor, innovator, winner.

    NC State University Professor Ruben Carbonell wins Board's Max Gardner Award

    Dr. Ruben G. Carbonell honored with 2018 O. Max Gardner Award from University of North Carolina on Vimeo.

  • Elizabeth City State University’s aviation degree program is about to fly higher with the inclusion of a bachelor’s degree in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), otherwise known as drones.

    ECSU Provost Vann Newkirk presented an update to the Board of Trustees at their quarterly meeting Monday, March 26.

  • Graduate students from Carolina's Department of Marine Sciences spent 10 days transplanting corals on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef in southern Belize. The data they collect from this research could impact coral reef conservation efforts in the future.

    The task at hand appears simple: slip a zip tie through the plastic disc, ensure the ID tag is visible, and attach it to the metal table. Cut off the excess plastic. Repeat.

    Now, do that 48 times, underwater — with a limited amount of air on your back.

    It’s harder than it looks.

  • Appalachian continues United Nations program designed to challenge global prejudice

    Appalachian State University is building on a United Nations program to challenge global prejudice and create more peace and justice in the world.

  • If it’s been years since you set foot inside a college classroom, you might be surprised to find that, sometimes in this new era of learning, they’re empty. The students aren’t cutting class. Instead, they’ve turned the community into their classroom. Teaching and learning are no longer cloistered behind ivy-covered campus walls.

  • As a field hockey goalkeeper in college, Dr. Erin Reifsteck was no stranger to long hours in the gym. But, after graduation, she found it difficult to keep up the regimen.

    “My college athletic experience was a big part of my identity, and that transition out was challenging,” says the assistant professor of kinesiology. “You lose part of who you are. I wondered if others faced similar problems.”

    Being a physically fit college athlete doesn’t mean someone automatically knows how to become a healthy adult. Many struggle to find the right path.

  • Reading. Writing. Arithmetic?

    Finding Math Pathways for Every Student

    In elementary school, students learn that reading, writing, and arithmetic are the pillars of any robust education. But by the time these elementary school students have grown into university-bound students, their sights set on careers in the not-too-distant future, many find themselves questioning the wisdom of a singular well-rounded, liberal arts approach to learning. “If I’m headed for a career in journalism, why do I need to study numbers?” some wonder.

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