Tag: students

Howling Robots: One Student’s Path from the Classroom to the Theme Park

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 | Tags: , ,

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Tim Peeler, who writes for NC State University Communications. Now that she’s the co-creator of a robotic wolf, Michelle Phillips’ career path into the field of animatronics seems obvious. But that wasn’t always the case. Phillips had only been at NC State for a couple of semesters

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Writing the Book on How to Use ‘Big Data’

Thursday, August 8th, 2013 | Tags: , ,

NC State students wrote the book on analyzing “big data” – sifting useful information out of the sea of business, personal and other data available online and elsewhere. Or at least they’ve written a book about mining that big data. Nagiza Samatova, a professor of computer science at NC State, and four Ph.D. students are

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Drawing on Real Life

Monday, January 7th, 2013 | Tags: , , , , ,

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Jennifer Landin, a teaching assistant professor of biology at NC State who teaches a course on biological illustration. Check out why she thinks biological illustration is valuable – and some of the art created in her classroom. While other universities have biological illustration courses, as far as

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Innovation to Save Lives: A Student’s Story, Part II

Monday, December 10th, 2012 | Tags: , ,

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by NC State grad student Tate Rogers. Rogers came up with an idea to address the life-threatening challenge of human waste disposal in the developing world, and was part of a team that received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to pursue the idea further. Rogers

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In the Footsteps of Indiana Jones: A New Archaeological Excavation at Petra

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 | Tags: , ,

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Dr. Tom Parker, a professor of history at NC State. Parker has served on archaeological expeditions in the Middle East for more than 30 years. Since 1994, Parker has been director of the Roman Aqaba Project, overseeing archaeological research on the Roman frontier in Jordan. A blog

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