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Posts tagged “NCSU”

April 8

Premium Lock NCSU 'CRISPR' pioneer to spell out gene editing for public

Rodolphe Barrangou A pioneering researcher at North Carolina State University, Rodolphe Barrangou, Ph.D., is about to discuss how he's cutting and pasting his way to new discoveries in the adaptive bacterial immune system known as CRISPR.

Updated April 7

Premium Lock Now that's bullet proof: NCSU prof's metal foam obliterates bullets

​Composite metal foams (CMFs) are tough enough to turn an armor-piercing bullet into dust on impact. Given that these foams are also lighter than metal plating, the material has obvious implications for creating new types of body and vehicle armor - and that's just the beginning of its potential uses.

April 7

Premium Lock Fashion for short men - that's goal of NCSU grad's startup

The nonprofit Venture for America expands recruitment at North Carolina colleges as its fellows work for and eventually launch their own startups. And an NCSU grad's Venture for America Fellowship leads to a new startup.

Steven Mazur, right, and his friend Eric Huang Steven Mazur, right, and his friend Eric Huang

March 25

Premium Lock Cancer breakthrough? NCSU-UNC microneedle patch delivers immunotherapy

Biomedical engineering researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a technique that uses a patch embedded with microneedles to deliver cancer immunotherapy treatment directly to the site of melanoma skin cancer. In animal studies, the technique more effectively targeted melanoma than other immunotherapy treatments.

How microneedle patch works How microneedle patch works

March 16

Premium Lock RTI, NCSU, Kenan tech institute to provide $2.3M to research teams

Dollar sign      Research teams pursing work across multiple disciplines will have a chance at landing funding from a new $2.3 million initiative established by RTI International, N.C. State University and the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science. It's called GRIP.

Updated March 11

Premium Lock Who should you reward: team or individual members?

NCSU logo Conventional wisdom says that boosting team performance in the workplace should focus on rewarding entire teams that perform well - and that rewarding individuals increases competition rather than helping team performance. But new research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology finds that rewarding individual workers can boost performance both for other workers and for the team.

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March 9

Premium Lock NCSU Alumnus gift creates startup acceleration fund

Lyn and Chip Andrews A gift from alumnus Robert "Chip" F. Andrews III and his wife Lyn will establish a North Carolina State University fund to provide support for budding student entrepreneurs.The $1 million commitment will create the NC State Acceleration Fund, which will award grants annually to student startup companies.

March 7

Premium Lock Lab-created diamonds are NCSU researcher's best friend

NCSU professor finds new form of carbon A North Carolina State University professor says he has discovered a way to make diamonds just as nice as the gems in any jewelry store.

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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.

Mike Walden Mike Walden

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

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