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Teresa Benjamin holds up her golden-framed diploma from North Carolina Wesleyan College

Jul 21, 2023

Make something of yourself

NC State employee Teresa Benjamin makes a case for the value of a college degree and why it’s never too late to pursue one. 

James Lester standing behind computer modeled illustration of molecular structures.

Oct 28, 2021

A new way to learn

In Crystal Island: EcoJourneys, a narrative-based virtual learning environment designed by researchers in NC State’s Department of Computer Science (CSC), middle school students travel to a fictional island in the Philippines. While there, they encounter a dilemma: a local fish farm is reporting that tilapia are becoming sick at an alarming rate. It’s a complex problem… 

Aug 24, 2020

Ask the expert: Why is it important to introduce engineering concepts to K-12 students?

Assistant Professor Tamecia Jones, Ph.D., explains why it is important to introduce engineering concepts to K-12 students. 

Sep 14, 2016

Researchers eye gaming as tool for boosting computer science skills, diversity in middle schools

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from NC State and the University of Florida is launching an initiative that will use a custom-designed video game to boost computational thinking in middle school science classrooms. 

Apr 9, 2015

Researchers roll out science video game with demonstrated results

Researchers are rolling out a science video game and educational curriculum, making them freely available to educators. 

Sep 24, 2014

Researchers aim to improve educational software through speech and emotion detection

NC State researchers have won a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to improve educational software by enabling it to assess facial expression, body language, speech and other cues to better respond to a student’s emotional state during the learning process. 

Nov 26, 2013

Researchers design interactive software to target teen alcohol use

North Carolina State University and the University of California, San Francisco, are developing interactive software aimed at helping teens reduce alcohol use and the risks associated with drinking alcohol.