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CVM's Carter Named to National Science Board

Dr. Philip B. Carter, professor emeritus of microbiology and immunology in the College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Federation of American Scientists (FAS).

FAS was organized in 1945 by atomic scientists from the Manhattan Project who felt that scientists, engineers and other innovators had an ethical obligation to bring their knowledge and experience to bear on critical national decisions. Endorsed by 68 Nobel Laureates in chemistry, economics, medicine and physics, FAS addresses a spectrum of issues in promoting the humanitarian use of science and technology. MORE

Grad Student Earns Recognition for Water Quality Education

Shelby Gull Laird, a doctoral student in the College of Natural Resources (EENC), was recently honored by the Environmental Educators of North Carolina for her service to EENC and her commitment to promoting environmental education and providing quality programs.

Gull Laird is the state coordinator of the "It's Our Water!" program, a high school education project that teaches water quality issues through student field work in a local stream. She also serves as policy chair on the EENC's board of directors and has served as president and vice president of NC State's Wolfpack Women in Science student organization. Gull Laird is pursuing her doctorate in hydrology in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources.

Boeing Recognizes Campus Group for Carbon Fibers Work

Faculty, staff and students at the Institute for Maintenance Science and Technology (IMST) at NC State received Pride of Boeing appreciation awards from Boeing Commercial Aviation for their work on a carbon fibers recycling project.

Dr. Jerome J. Cuomo, Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) and director of IMST; Dr. Richard C. Sanwald, senior researcher at IMST; Brian E. Allen, MSE graduate student; Myles L. Conner, MSE graduate student; Joseph P. Heil, junior in textile engineering; Amy G. Herman, senior contract negotiator in research administration; and Sarah P. Daniell, administrative support specialist at IMST, were honored at a ceremony on Dec. 5. MORE

EEED Grants Awarded

Seventeen campus and extension faculty and staff members have been selected to receive the 2007-2008 University Extension, Engagement and Economic Development Grants totaling more than $169,000 to develop strategies that address critical issues facing North Carolina citizens.

The researchers and their projects represent nine of NC State's 10 colleges as well as NC Sea Grant and NC State Athletics. Their projects will engage students, community partners, and experts at NC State and other institutions in addressing critical issues such as affordable housing, small business development, farm management, community health and nonprofit advocacy.

Grant winners and their projects are:

  • Mark Beasley, College of Management, "Developing an Enterprise Risk Management workshop for small and medium size enterprises"
  • Georgia Bizios, College of Design, "Affordable Housing Internship Program"
  • Mark Brooks, State Climate Office/ College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, "Developing a Text Messaging Service of Timely Weather Information"
  • Timothy Clapp, Textiles Extension Education for Economic Development, "Textile Complex Short Course Series Development"
  • Nancy Creamer, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, "A Model Community-based Food System in Wayne County, NC"
  • Karen DeBord, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, "Partnering to Prepare Youth for Success in the 21st Century Global Economy"
  • Lisa Grable, College of Education, "Middle Grades in the 21st Century: Science and Mathematics"
  • David Jordan, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, "Increasing Awareness and Management of Herbicide Resistant Weeds"
  • Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf, College of Veterinary Medicine, "Science Matters"
  • Philip Mitchell, College of Natural Resources, "Developing Knowledge of Advanced Wood Products Manufacturing Among High School Teachers"
  • Kathleen Patterson, NC Sea Grant/ Research and Graduate Studies, "Coastwatch on North Carolina Now"
  • Fay Cobb Payton, College of Management, "Assessing Health Education Information among African-American Youth"
  • Alan Reiman, College of Education, "SUCCEED at Engaging Partners in Business Plan Creation and Outreach Development Strategies"
  • Robert Richardson, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, "A Model System for Volunteer-based Invasive Plant Mapping"
  • Roby Sawyers, College of Management, "Engaging the Business Community in Comprehensive State and Local Tax Modernization"
  • Jocelyn Taliaferro, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, "Giving Voice to Mission:  Nonprofit Lobbying and Advocacy Workshop Series"
  • Tonya Washington, NC State Athletics, "Champions in the Community, NC State Student Athletes as Community Leaders"

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