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Mar 4, 2020

The Pathway Toward Quality Assurance

A new group of NC State faculty members are on their way to Quality Matters course certification through completion of the Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP). This cohort will work to make improvements to their online or blended courses and continue raising the bar for quality online education at NC State.

Jan 30, 2020

Remote Sensing and the Science of Sound

Does boat noise bother fish? Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Shannon Ricci is innovating the detection of small boats in satellite imagery to better understand the impacts of maritime traffic on underwater soundscapes.

Jan 9, 2020

2019: The Warmest Year in N.C. History

It’s official: 2019 was North Carolina’s warmest year on record. State Climatologist Kathie Dello breaks down what that means.

Dec 19, 2019

How Real Are the Star Wars Planets?

Are Star Wars planets realistic? Could they support life? Is it possible to have a planet of a single climate? NC State College of Sciences planetary scientist Paul Byrne answers questions about some of the most popular planets in the Star Wars galaxy. From Tatooine and Hoth to Naboo and Endor, check out the feasibility of…

Dec 16, 2019

Mercury’s Volcanic Activity – or Lack of it – Could Help Us Find Other Earth-like Worlds

If you wanted to narrow down the search for Earth-like worlds in a vast universe, how might you go about it? According to Paul Byrne, planetary geologist at NC State, looking for evidence of volcanic activity is a good start. While the technology we have right now can’t tell if volcanic activity is happening on distant…