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Tag: student success research

Dec 18, 2018

Remarkable Researcher: Psychology Major Jessica Hernandez

Psychology major Jessica Hernandez has a passion for early educational intervention and equitable treatment for all students. See how she explored her interest at NC State through undergraduate research. 

Feb 8, 2017

Research Gives Social Work Student New Perspective

Katherine McCallister’s interest in social work is clear: “I want to help improve the communities I’m a part of,” she says. Through undergraduate research at NC State, she is able to do just that. 

Oct 21, 2016

NC Native Finds Passion For His Roots — and For Research

Hear from senior history major Andrew Collins on what inspired him to pursue undergraduate research and what he's learned during the process. 

Aug 8, 2016

Fulbright Winner Headed to Mexico

One of seven NC State students to earn a competitive Fulbright grant this year, Emma Cathell will spend 9-10 months teaching English to students at a school or university in Mexico. Cathell's role will also include serving as a cultural ambassador for the United States. 

May 31, 2016

Undergrad Combines Majors, Presents Research across U.S.

Tori Williams has been busy this spring. Already consumed by her duties as a University Scholar, tutor and double-major in history and biological sciences, Williams added multiple presentations at conferences across the nation to her hectic schedule in April. 

Apr 22, 2016

Research Tests Success of Conditional Poverty Aid

How can countries best address institutional poverty? One method -- called conditional cash transfer, or CCT -- rewards socially beneficial actions. For example, a CCT program may give a family money in exchange for sending its children to school or regular medical check-ups. Master of International Studies student Lesa Sexton set out to discover if national CCT programs in Mexico and Brazil are having a major impact on education for children living in poverty. 

Apr 20, 2016

Research Into Lean Stigma Gives Undergrad New Insights

Through undergraduate research, NC State communication major Lauren Ray is helping provide insight into how formerly overweight or obese individuals navigate those social barriers. Working as a research assistant with faculty mentor Dr. Lynsey Romo, Ray aided in a study examining the interpersonal challenges of lean stigma and the communicative strategies people use to manage those threats. 

Apr 18, 2016

Undergrad Pursues Mobile Eco App Research

After transferring to NC State in 2015, Tarang Malaviya says he was inspired to "seek solutions to current problems." So, that's what he did. Volunteering to assist a doctoral student with environmental communication research, Malaviya helped study how mobile phone applications can help the public make sustainable choices. 

Apr 18, 2016

Eco Apps: A Guide to Going Green

After spending the past four years researching how to increase public engagement through environmental communication, Eli Typhina believes one solution may lie in the palms of more and more people’s hands: mobile phones. 

Jan 27, 2016

February Student of the Month

Madison Dillard is an anthropology junior with minors in biology and forensic science. A member of the EcoVillage, she has had archaeology field experiences in Thailand, Utah and Virginia. She plans to pursue graduate studies in physical anthropology.