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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. 

Mar 24, 2016

Grad Students Display Innovative Work at Research Symposium

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences was well represented Wednesday at the 2016 Graduate Student Research Symposium. A total of 43 Humanities and Social Sciences students from 14 different graduate programs presented their work at the annual symposium, which showcases research from across campus through poster presentations that are judged by faculty. 

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. 

Jan 20, 2016

Racial Makeup of Labor Markets Affects Who Gets Job Leads

Research from NC State's Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Rice University finds that the racial composition of a labor market plays a significant role in whether workers find out about job leads -- regardless of the race of the worker. 

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Jan 8, 2016

Psychology Students Win Awards for Education, Family-based Research

Senior psychology majors Rahma Hida and Ebony Leon have pursued their undergraduate research interests into the real world, not simply for the sake of their transcripts, but to answer important questions. Both students, who participate in the Initiative Maximizing Student Diversity at NC State, recently received research awards for their respective projects at the 2015 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. 

Dec 3, 2015

Research seeks answers to black lung resurgence

For some, the words “black lung” may stir thoughts of an antiquated disease. However, after cases among miners dropped from nearly 30 percent to 3 percent between 1969 and 1999, recent research shows that trend reversing in central Appalachia. NC State doctoral student Aysha Bodenhamer aims to find out what’s led to the resurgence and what miners, their families and the industry are doing about it. 

Nov 10, 2015

Psychologist Expands Postpartum Adjustment Work to Community

Betty-Shannon Prevatt, a doctoral student in NC State’s Applied Social and Community Psychology graduate program, is surveying new moms in the Triangle about how they’ve dealt with postpartum adjustment. Through the survey of adult women who have delivered a baby since January 2012, Prevatt said she hopes to learn more about social support, access to health care, coping strategies, domestic violence, substance abuse and mood changes after having a baby. 

Nov 3, 2015

Undergrad’s Research Focus: Mental Illness and Crime

Psychology major Elizabeth Burris is concerned about the nation's mental health care crisis. She's taking a Think and Do approach as she conducts research in NC State’s Forensic Psychology in the Public Interest Lab. 

Oct 28, 2015

Dean’s Scholar program expands

Aspiring to be osteoarchaeologists, federal prosecutors and museum curators, the latest cohort of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Scholars have big plans for the future. Thanks to contributions from college donors, the seven recipients of this year’s Dean’s Scholar Award can also plan on being something else — experiential learners.