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Posts tagged “NCSU”

Updated 7:57 a.m. yesterday

Thought leaders gather in Raleigh to create Internet of Things roadmap

Internet  A National Science Foundation-supported conference at NCSU over the next two days will explore the creation of a roadmap toward developing a national Internet of Things strategy. Here's a preview of what's going on.

Updated 6:48 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock How can workers avoid becoming obsolete? A Q&A with Dr. Mike Walden

Is there a "Moore's Law" for technology-related job losses? Just as decades ago what came to be known as Moore's law forecast ever-increases in computer chip processing power, a new "law" has emerged: The faster technology develops, the more traditional jobs are lost. In a Q&A, NCSU Economist Mike Walden talks about the "jobless future" and how workers can avoid becoming obsolete.

Mike Walden Mike Walden

Updated 6:43 a.m. Monday

Raleigh forum's focus: How can NC deal with threat of jobless future?

Is a jobless future coming for North Carolina? As robotics, artificial intelligence and technology continue to evolve at a rapid rate, North Carolina faces a staggering 50 percent loss of jobs in the coming decades, according to an NCSU study. How can the state prevent such a debacle is the topic of a major forum in Raleigh.

Future Work Future Work

February 5

NCSU Entrepreneurship Initiative: How to hit a homer in product pitching

Startups   The North Carolina State University Entrepreneurship Initiative regularly posts blogs about what's happening in the world of startups and how to succeed as entrepreneurs. In this blog, Moaad Benkaraache talks about how to succeed with product pitches.

February 2

Gene editing: As Britain OKs research, what are the facts?

Britain's decision to allow researchers to edit the genes of human embryos -- not to create babies but to start unraveling the earliest stages of development -- is raising new questions about the ethics of this hot new technology.

A nanoscale machine targets DNA A nanoscale machine targets DNA

January 29

NC economic index 'suggests' economic expansion will continue

Economy The NCSU Index of North Carolina Leading Economic Indicators surged in December, indicating that economic expansion will continue through at least early 2016, says NCSU Dr. Michael Walden.

Updated January 29

Emerging Issues Forum features 'Rise of Robots' author, tech entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa

Martin Ford, author of the bestselling "Rise of the Robots" and former Triangle tech entrepreneur-turned academic and author Vivek Wadhwa are among the headliners for the upcoming Emerging Issues Forum. It's focus this year is "Future Work."

Future Work Future Work

January 27

Premium Lock Triangle entrepreneurs slightly more optimistic entering '16

Economy A new quarterly survey of Triangle entrepreneurs finds that they are more optimistic about sales, spending and employment growth entering 2016 than they were in the previous two quarters. But the overall sentiment is still lower than the previous three.

Updated January 25

UNC-NCSU scientists' 'depots' increase drug efficacy against tumors

Biomedical engineering researchers have developed a technique for creating microscopic "depots" for trapping drugs inside cancer tumors. In an animal model, these drug depots were 10 times more effective at shrinking tumors than the use of the same drugs without the depots.

Trapping drugs in tumors Trapping drugs in tumors

January 11

Premium Lock NCSU startup aims to help firms detect, respond to cloud computing bugs

In late 2012, NCSU computer science professor Helen Gu presented a research paper on a new tool designed to prevent disruptions in cloud computing. Less than four years later, she has launched a start-up to help companies that use cloud computing improve the user experience for their customers.

NCSU's Helen Gu NCSU's Helen Gu

Updated January 8

Premium Lock NCSU economist: 2016 to be good year for NC, US - but beware 'unknowns'

Economy In a new report, NCSU Economist Dr. Michael Walden sees a good year for North Carolina with the state's gross domestic product growing 3.5 percent than the national GDP. He also sees further declines in unemployment. 2016 looks good for the U.S. economy as well, but he closes the report with a caveat: "Watch for Unknowns."

December 29, 2015

Premium Lock NCSU economist: Three 'winds of change' favor NC economy

Mike Walden As 2015 draws to a close, economists are looking ahead to 2016 - and the future - with forecasts that generally are favorable for North Carolina. NCSU economist Dr. Michael Walden sees three "winds of change" that could benefit the state. Technology is one. What are the other two?

Updated December 28, 2015

Premium Lock 2016 forecast: NCSU index indicates growth, but manufacturing sector at risk

N.C. flag What's ahead for North Carolina's economy? "For the year, the (NCSU) Index also moved very modestly on trend, suggesting the current rate of economic growth in the state will continue in 2016," says NCSU Economist Dr. Michael Walden. However, if the dollar continues to strengthen the state's manufacturing sector may take a hit.

December 16, 2015

Premium Lock CED-NCSU partnership to bring mentoring to NCSU entrepreneurs

CED A partnership between the Council for Entrepreneurial Development and N.C. State's Office of Technology Transfer means that aspiring NCSU entrepreneurs can receive mentoring support from CED.

Updated November 25, 2015

Premium Lock Institute for Emerging Issues to host Raleigh Discovery Forum for young entrepreneurs

Institute for Emerging Issues Discovery Forum 2015 North Carolina State University's Institute for Emerging Issues is set to host the Raleigh Discovery Forum on December 1st. The event gives young social entrepreneurs the chance to pitch business concepts and a shot at $10,000 in seed funding.

Tags: NCSU, Startups
November 17, 2015

Premium Lock Lessons from the 2015 Innovative Women's Conference

NC State organizes Innovative Women's Conference Last week, 161 women attended the second annual Innovative Women's Conference held in Raleigh through the North Carolina State University Jenkins MBA program. Here are the key takeaways from the event.

Tags: Events, NCSU
November 6, 2015

Premium Lock Can efficiency save our natural resources?

Mike Walden In this editorial, Dr. Mike Walden explores whether efficiency gains could reduce natural resource depletion. In the end, suggests Walden, you decide.

October 29, 2015

Premium Lock NCSU Index of NC leading economic indicators declines again

Dr. Michael Walden The NCSU IIndex of North Carolina leading economic indicators, (the "Index"), a forecast of the economy's direction four to six months ahead, declined by 0.8% in September. This continued a downward trend in the Index, which has dropped in eight of the past twelve months. A similar national decline may be partly responsible.

October 23, 2015

Premium Lock Spellings to head UNC system, Biomedical scholars named, Charlotte, Raleigh 2,3 in Metro wage disparity

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: UNC names former Secretary of Education to head university system; UNC School of Medicine researcher get Biomedical Scholars Award; Raleigh wage inequality third in the nation. Charlotte landed at number 2. Atlanta is at Number 10.

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