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Meg with tooth injury

May 12, 2022

What Caused This Megatooth Shark’s Massive Toothache?

Big shark, bad day. A damaged O. megalodon tooth points to an injury received while feeding. 

Loujain Al Samara in front of the Belltower in her cap and gown

May 6, 2022

A Perfect Circle

Park Scholar Loujain Al Samara ’22 pursued a broad range of experiences during her four years at NC State, and she graduates this May with a new understanding of what she has learned, how she has grown and what comes next — thanks to private support. 

Arnulfo Silva wearing red graduation robes and making a wolfie sign with his hand in front of the smoke stack that says "State College."

May 3, 2022

Meet the Graduates 

The Division of Academic and Student Affairs recognizes some standout spring 2022 graduates who have made their mark on the university through their involvement and leadership on campus, especially in DASA programs.  

A student presenter talks to Bret Smith, dean of University College

May 2, 2022

Nearly 300 Students Present Research, Creative Work at Spring Symposium

The NC State Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium included presentations, performances and exhibits by students from colleges across the university. The 2022 Michael Dickey Award recipient was also announced. 

Toy dinos

Apr 25, 2022

Exploring the Origins of Molecular Paleontology

If Jurassic Park fueled your interest in dinosaurs, genetics, and all things ancient, you aren’t alone. There’s an entire field dedicated to looking for ancient DNA – molecular paleontology – that predates Michael Crichton’s take on dino clones. And the people behind that research are just as varied and interesting as any of Crichton’s subjects.… 

White flowers bloom on a tree in front of the Bell Tower

Apr 19, 2022

University Fellowships Office Announces NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Awards

The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education.  

M. mbenjii

Apr 12, 2022

Two Sets of Sex Chromosomes Determine More Than Just Sex

Researchers look to an African cichlid to understand the impacts of two sets of sex chromosomes on a species. 

Apr 1, 2022

Rob Smart Steps Down as CHHE Director

Rob Smart has stepped down as director of the Center for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE), effective April 1. Jane Hoppin has been appointed interim director. 

Mya McDowell

Mar 29, 2022

Goodnight Spotlight: Mya McDowell

Goodnight Scholar Mya McDowell doesn’t believe in coincidences. Her motto of “what’s for you will find you” has followed her from the way she discovered her invitation to apply to the Goodnight Scholars Program to now, only one year away from becoming an NC State alum. 

Lindsay Zanno prospecting

Mar 9, 2022

The Deep Past and the Deep Future

Robb Dunn chats with Linsday Zanno to get her paleontological insights on her thoughts about the future.