Think Magazine, Summer 2017
How are our NC State graduate students and alumni changing the world? Better equipment for firefighters, new technologies to fight Zika, support for flood victims and a best-selling novel adapted for a television series.
Therese Anne Fowler
After graduating from NC State's MFA program, Therese Fowler experienced the publication of many successful works--including Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, recently adapted as an Amazon original series.
Sayed Mashaheet, PhD alumnus and postdoc, is developing wheat varieties that are tolerant to ozone and resistant to wheat rust, a devastating disease that could destroy the world's wheat crop.
Hot Cities Spell Bad News for Bees
Graduate alumna April Hamblin is co-author of a new study finds that common wild bee species decline as urban temperatures increase.
Science Behind Bars
A research team of forensic psychologists -- including a graduate student and graduate alumna -- are investigating the incidence of mental illness in the Wake County Jail population.
Bridging the Digital Divide
MALS alumna Tia Bethea is helping to connect limited-resource Raleigh residents with high-speed internet service.
Online Graduate Program Made Engineering Alumnus a Better Problem Solver
Alumnus Mike Hancock said earning an online master of computer science degree from NC State’s College of Engineering equipped him with the knowledge and skills to be an efficient problem solver.
Taheera Blount: From Inspired to Inspiring
Newly minted Ph.D. Taheera Blount successfully defended her dissertation in counseling education on March 14. However, she has had a full career even before this accomplishment. Learn more about her unique path to academia.
AgPack Strong: A Force of Nature
Armed with two NC State degrees and an unflinching desire to help others, Paula Woodall makes a real difference in the lives of youth and farmers alike.
Spotlight on Alumna Lori Dees
Lori Dees, graduate alumna, uses what she learned at the College of Education to daily impact the lives of her students. Dees, an associate professor of English at Wake Technical Community College, recently earned Wake Tech’s 2016 Instructor of the Year award.