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Mariana de Andrea Pereira

Oct 31, 2022

Mariana de Andrea Pereira: A Goodnight Spotlight

Goodnight Transfer Scholar Mariana de Andrea Pereira has found a sense of connection within the Goodnight Scholars program and with the Brazilian community at NC State as she continues to develop her passion for medicine. 

Oct 24, 2022

Gestational Exposure to Flame Retardant Alters Brain Development in Rats

Exposure in utero to a common flame retardant altered brain development in newborn rats. 


Oct 20, 2022

Alligators Exposed to PFAS Show Autoimmune Effects

Some alligators in the Cape Fear river have elevated PFAS blood levels and unhealed or infected lesions. 

Ann Ross, wearing a white lab coat, points to long, neon-colored straws that go through a skeleton.

Oct 10, 2022

Analyzing Murder Cases, Teaching Biology

Biological Sciences Professor Ann Ross examines the remains of humans to help determine how they died. She teaches NC State students how to do the same. 

New York's World Trade Center Towers in the 1970s. Photo by History in HD on Unsplash.

Sep 9, 2022

Born on 9/11

Sept. 11 marks a tragic day in the nation’s history. For some NC State students and their families, it’s deeply personal. 

A faucet with drinking water.

Sep 7, 2022

Elevated Cholesterol Found in GenX Exposure Study Participants

Elevated levels of PFAS associated with higher cholesterol in blood of GenX Exposure Study participants. 

lifelike sculpture of a powerfully built neandertal man with a broad brow, brown hair and beard

Aug 23, 2022

Study of Ancient Skulls Sheds Light on Human Interbreeding With Neandertals

The study supports the hypothesis that much of this interbreeding took place in the region ranging from North Africa to Iraq. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Aug 15, 2022

Statistical Tool Finds ‘Gaps’ in DNA Data Sets Shouldn’t Be Ignored

A simple statistical test could help evolutionary biologists avoid bias in analyses. 

Gaven Bell

Jul 19, 2022

Goodnight Spotlight: Gaven Bell

Gaven Bell’s extensive involvement within the NC State community began even before she stepped on campus as a freshman, as she participated in research with Dr. David Tarpy in the NC State Apiculture Lab during her senior year in high school. Now only one year away from graduation, she reflects on highlights of her college experience, which have included writing an award-winning play for the NC State Theatre, having mentors and role models in the STEM field who are women, and vast involvement within the Goodnight Scholars Program. 

Jul 19, 2022

Distinguished Goodnight Award Recipients for 2022 Announced

The Distinguished Goodnight Award is presented at the end of the academic year to a graduating Goodnight Scholar from each cohort who best embodied the core values and mission of the Goodnight Scholars Program. This year, Vie Villafuerte ‘T22 and Lacey Malinsky ’22 were named the recipients of this prestigious community award.