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Posts tagged “NCSU”

March 7

Premium Lock Two NC universities on big data grad program best value list

Value Colleges lists best big data grad programs Two North Carolina universities made the valuecolleges.com list of the top 50 best value big data graduate programs. The list, which is presented alphabetically, rather than raCutnked, includes North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Updated March 2

Premium Lock 4 universities form Triangle Venture Alliance to fund startups

Venture Capital     Boosted by a $250,000 federal grant, four Triangle Universities are forming the Triangle Venture Alliance which plans to work with alumni in funding startups. The alliance is the second major boost to emerging ventures in the Triangle in two days, NCSU having announced a new $1M fund and accelerator as well on Tuesday.

Updated March 2

Premium Lock NCSU launches $1M fund, accelerator for startups with gift from alumnus

Startups   North Carolina State is launching a fund to boost entrepreneurs with a $1 million gift from alumnus and business executive Robert "Chip" Andrews and his wife Lyn. A new accelerator program also is scheduled to be launched.

Updated February 19

Premium Lock Thought leaders aim to develop Internet of Things Roadmap for NC

The rapidly emerging 'Internet of Things potentially is "a game changer" for North Carolina and offers an "incredible opportunity," say two executives who participated in an NSF-sponsored conference last week designed to help develop an "IoT Roadmap."

NC RIoT NC RIoT

February 19

Premium Lock NCSU Entrepreneurship Initiatve blog: The need to improve networking skills

Startups   "A great resume has to be attached to a great networking email which needs to have an incredible subject line which all needs to find its way into the actual inbox of the actual person you want to read it. Think of that whole process for a second," says a blogger at the NSCU Entrepreneurship Initiative.

Updated February 14

Premium Lock 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

Updated February 10

Premium Lock 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 February 8

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.

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February 5

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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.

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