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students conducting research in water at the center for marine sciences and technology

Jan 7, 2020

Estate Gift Supports Coastal Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

NC State's College of Sciences recently received a $366,000 gift from the estate of Bob Simpson to establish a fund that will support students and faculty who are studying or conducting research in marine sciences and coastal natural resources at the university's Center for Marine Sciences and Technology. 

Exterior of Nelson Hall, home of the Poole College of Management.

Dec 10, 2019

Extraordinary Impact: Poole College of Management

With more than $3.3 million in gifts in 2018-19 from donors in 40 states, Poole College of Management is developing business leaders, generating impactful research and serving communities. Take a look at what private support is helping PCOM accomplish. 

Daniela Fontecha with science equipment

Nov 5, 2019

Ready to Put Science to Work

Research and other opportunities at NC State have helped Daniela Fontecha, a double major in physics and chemistry, discover a passion for using science to improve the environment. 

retirees laugh together

Oct 1, 2019

$2 Million Grant from North Carolina Nonprofit Aids Study of Financial Health in Retirement

The Institute of Consumer Money Management (ICMM), a North Carolina-based nonprofit, announced a $2 million grant to three leading universities for studying the financial health of low- and moderate-income Americans who are near or in retirement. Robert Clark, professor at Poole College of Management, will be the principal investigator for the grant at NC State, focusing on understanding the changes in the standard of living for these families as they enter retirement and whether income declines can be moderated by financial literacy initiatives. 

Superintendents of North Carolina’s 18 agricultural research stations added soil from their stations to mix with soil from the NC State University Plant Science Building construction sit

Sep 17, 2019

Planting A Seed

Funded through a public-private partnership, the Plant Sciences Building will ensure NC State remains at the forefront of plant sciences research for generations to come. More than 400 participants, including North Carolina agricultural leaders, university administrators, students, alumni and agricultural biotechnology company representatives, were in attendance for the ceremonial groundbreaking. 

rendering of PSI entry

Sep 17, 2019

NC State’s Plant Sciences Building: What People Are Saying

Excitement is building as NC State University continues to raise the Plant Sciences Building, which will transform the university's leadership in plant sciences research. Here's what elected officials, leaders at NC State and leaders in North Carolina agriculture had to say about the official groundbreaking ceremony held Sept. 6. 

Chancellor Woodson, Dean Linton and local leadership participate in a ceremonial groundbreaking indoors

Sep 10, 2019

Gaining Ground

Farmers talked. University leaders listened. And a revolution in how NC State approaches plant sciences has begun with the official groundbreaking for the Plant Sciences Building on Centennial Campus. The building, funded through a public-private partnership, will help make North Carolina the world's foremost hub for plant science innovation. 

Researchers complete a changeover procedure for the 300 L bioreactor in BTEC’s pilot-scale upstream suite

Sep 3, 2019

New $27 Million Grant to Focus on the Future of Biomanufacturing

A new 5-year project led by NC State will sponsor an international collaborative research and training program in biomanufacturing science and technology. The effort — funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation — focuses on the next generation of biopharmaceutical manufacturing, a rapidly evolving industry sector critical to grant global access to powerful new biotherapeutics for treating a wide range of chronic and potentially lethal diseases. Ruben Carbonell, Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and principal investigator on the grant, said that the project will have significant global impact. 

Researchers collaborate in the Eastman Innovation Center in Research Building IV

Aug 20, 2019

Eastman Expands Partnership with NC State

Since 2012, support from Eastman Chemical Company has spanned 11 academic departments and funded 86 research projects that benefit NC State students and faculty while advancing innovation. The company, which also has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in graduate student recruitment, undergraduate ambassadors, student organizations, events and lectures, is renewing its commitment to the university. 

Nthin Gupta and Kathryn Polkoff conduct research in lab

Aug 13, 2019

The Impact of Mentorship During a Summer Research Experience with Nithin Gupta

Nithin Gupta, a senior majoring in genetics, is spending his summer on a research project focused on developing organoids that could revolutionize how we approach dealing with potential side-effects in medical treatments. His mentors include Jorge Piedrahita, professor of translational medicine and director of the Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI), and Kathryn Polkoff, a second-year Ph.D. student and graduate research assistant at the CMI. The University's Greatest Needs Fund helps support extraordinary undergraduate research experiences like Gupta's.