> The NC State enrollment plan, endorsed by Chancellor James L. Oblinger and Provost Larry Nielsen, has boldly challenged us to increase Graduate School enrollment 50 percent by 2017 while maintaining superior quality.
> Degrees Awarded 1998-2007, Graduate Applicants 1998-2007, and Graduate Enrollment 1998-2007.
> Federal/Non-Federal Awards Ten-Year Comparison, Awards by Sponsor, and Awards by Academic Unit.
> Dr. Trudy Mackay, William Neal Reynolds and Distinguished University Professor of Genetics in the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, received the O. Max Gardner Award in 2007.
> Spurred by the tripling of overweight children in the past 20 years, Professor Robin Moore and Dr. Nilda Cosco in the College of Design have been studying the impact of physical environments on child health and development.
> Dr. Jere Confrey, the Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Education, has received a $1.65 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a diagnostic system for teachers to use in assessing their third to eighth grade students’ understanding of rational number reasoning.
> Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering Jayant Baliga can claim one of the world’s smallest carbon footprints—over a negative trillion pounds per year.
> Dr. Mark L. Sosower, professor of foreign languages and literatures, has earned the University Alumni Association Outstanding Research Award.
> With baby boomers starting to retire in droves, state and local governments across the country have been finding that health care and other retirement benefits promised to their teachers, police, state workers, and other employees are under-funded.
> Through a U.S. Forest Service grant, researchers at NC State are testing a machine that harvests small-diameter woody biomass for use as feedstock for electrical power generation.
> Paleontologist Dr. Julia Clarke, along with her postdoctoral researcher Daniel Ksepka and Peruvian collaborators, has discovered two extinct penguin species that once reached the Earth’s equatorial regions.
> College of Textiles professor Dr. Tushar Ghosh and College of Engineering professors Richard Spontak and John Muth have devised new materials that aim to put some serious muscle behind robots and biomedical devices.
> With a $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to find cancer-associated genes in man’s best friend, Dr. Matthew Breen, a College of Veterinary Medicine professor of genomics, hopes findings will lead to a cause and cure for non-Hodgkins lymphoma in both dogs and humans.
> Technology Transfer and Economic Development, Start-Up Companies Launched in 06-07, Leading Inventors in 2007, and Patent Royalties.
> 2nd in Best Overall Public University Value, 3rd in Industry Research Funding among Universities without Medical Schools, 4th in Best Overall Public University Value...