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Month: July 2020

students look at moon in museum

Jul 27, 2020

Teen Museum Educators Increase Engagement, Learning, in Tween Visitors

NC State researchers explain how teens help tweens get the most out of science museums. 

Jul 24, 2020

Against Crazy Odds, Simon Bolivar Liberated Six Countries in South America

“That was as audacious a military maneuver as Hannibal crossing the Alps,” says Richard Slatta, emeritus professor of history at North Carolina State University and co-author of “Simón Bolívar’s Quest for Glory.” 

Jul 23, 2020

Teen Museum Guides Can Improve Your Visit

NC State Psychology professor Kelly Lynn Mulvey's reseach shows the benefits of engaging teens as museum guides. 

Jul 23, 2020

Will The Blue Invasion of Red State America Finally Pay off in 2020?

For those states that are getting bluer, a major factor is people moving into those states, specifically Arizona, Colorado and coastal southern states like North Carolina and even Georgia. Irwin Morris, William T. Kretzer Distinguished Professor of Humanities at North Carolina State University, says significant moves are mostly young people and are usually about economics. People are moving to southern states to find jobs. 

headshot of Jacqueline Yanchocik

Jul 21, 2020

My NC State Story: Jackie Yanchocik (Communication ‘12)

Jackie Yanchocik has explored many industries — sports, entertainment and education — since graduating with a degree in communication. 

Jul 20, 2020

Why Making Plans Helps Manage Pandemic Stress

For the first half of the year, the uncertainty of the pandemic’s spread has made it nearly impossible to predict whether anything will happen as we imagined it would. “I think we’re all being made keenly aware that the control we thought we had is maybe more fragile than we believed,” says Shevaun Neupert, a professor of psychology at North Carolina State University. 

sun sets over brick building

Jul 16, 2020

Student Scholars Ready to Make an Impact

NC State’s Humanities and Social Sciences students and alumni are among those who have recently received prestigious national awards. 

Jul 14, 2020

The ‘Sex Talk’ is Actually a Series of Talks

“If parents start that very, very early with appropriate terminology and responding to kids’ questions when these questions come up, then kids know this is just one of many other things they can talk with parents about,” said Laura Widman, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychology at NC State. 

aerial view of highway

Jul 14, 2020

What Ethical Models for Autonomous Vehicles Don’t Address – And How They Could Be Better

What happens if people use autonomous vehicles to do something bad? Philosophy and science, technology and society professor Veljko Dubljevic explains the ethical concerns. 

cover of "To Live Woke"

Jul 10, 2020

Wolfpack Writers: Rupert Nacoste

We caught up with psychology professor Rupert Nacoste to learn more about his book "To Live Woke: Thoughts to Carry in Our Struggle to Save the Soul of America."