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Cross laminated timber blocks. Photo by Oregon Department of Forestry, Flickr Creative Commons.

Aug 8, 2022

5 Benefits of Building With Cross-Laminated Timber

Steve Kelley, the Reuben B. Robertson Professor in the College of Natural Resources’ Department of Forest Biomaterials, recently partnered with the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory to examine the financial and environmental benefits — and costs — of using cross-laminated timber in tall wood buildings. 

Bill Hunt

Aug 8, 2022

Solving the Stormwater Upstream Battle

Bill Hunt, a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in NC State’s Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and an Extension specialist, is a leading expert in stormwater management and green infrastructure. The field focuses on creating benefits from stormwater management beyond improving water quality and reducing flooding, which can include increasing biodiversity and creating recreational and educational spaces. 

NC State gateway

Aug 1, 2022

Inhalable COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Promise in Rodent Model

Researchers have created an inhalable COVID-19 vaccine that is shelf-stable at room temperature for up to three months, targets the lungs specifically and effectively, and allows for self-administration via an inhaler. Ke Cheng, the Randall B. Terry Jr. Distinguished Professor in Regenerative Medicine at NC State, led the development of the vaccine prototype from proof-of-concept to animal studies. 

The NC State Belltower on main campus. Photo by Marc Hall.

Jul 25, 2022

BME Assoc. Prof. Ashley Brown Receives 2023 Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Award

One of the six 2023 Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Awards will go to BME Associate Professor Ashley Brown. The Chancellor’s Innovation Fund provides seed funding to a select few NC State research projects each year that have promise for market success. 

Ramsey Lewis

Jul 25, 2022

NC State Plant Breeding Research Fueled by Stuber Professorship

For his outstanding achievements in plant breeding, Ramsey Lewis has been named the Dr. Charles W. Stuber Sr. and Marilyn M. Stuber Distinguished Professor in Plant Breeding. Charles Stuber, who began his career at NC State in 1965, is considered a pioneer of quantitative genetic mapping and marker-assisted selection in maize. His work helped to create some of the foundations for modern plant breeding. 

Steve Markham and a student looking at a computer

Jul 11, 2022

Steve Markham Named Executive Director of NC State Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Steve Markham, a professor in the Poole College of Management’s Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, has been appointed executive director of NC State Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Markham’s appointment became effective July 1 and follows the retirement of Senior Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship Tom Miller. 

COVID-19 vaccines

Jul 11, 2022

Inhalable COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Promise in Rodent Model

Researchers have created an inhalable COVID-19 vaccine that is shelf-stable at room temperature for up to three months, targets the lungs specifically and effectively, and allows for self-administration via an inhaler. Ke Cheng, the Randall B. Terry Jr. Distinguished Professor in Regenerative Medicine at NC State and a professor in the NC State/UNC-Chapel Hill Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, along with colleagues from UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University, led the development of the vaccine prototype from proof-of-concept to animal studies. 

Erin Seekamp

Jul 11, 2022

Erin Seekamp Named Goodnight Distinguished Professor of Coastal Resilience and Sustainability

Dr. Erin Seekamp, a professor of parks, recreation and tourism management and an extension tourism specialist in the College of Natural Resources, has been appointed Goodnight Distinguished Professor of Coastal Resilience and Sustainability, as well as director of the Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative. The appointment is effective August 16. 

Urmica Yelavarthy

Jul 11, 2022

Global Alumni Spotlight: Designing Our Future

Urmica Yelavarthy ’21 enrolled at NC State to attain her master’s degree in architecture with a certificate in energy and technology as well as public interest design. Originally from Bangalore, India, Urmica was drawn to the university for its one-of-a-kind Airport Design Studio, which is taught by Wayne Place, Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Architecture. She is currently working as a design professional at Fentress Architects in Denver, Colorado. 

NC State Philanthropy Podcast lock-up

Jun 28, 2022

Podcast: Distinguished Professorships With Walt Wolfram

On the Season 1 finale of the NC State Philanthropy Podcast, we’re joined by sociolinguist and William C. Friday Distinguished Professor Walt Wolfram to hear how private support has benefited his work on campus and beyond.