Apr 22, 2016
Research Tests Success of Conditional Poverty Aid
How can countries best address institutional poverty? One method -- called conditional cash transfer, or CCT -- rewards socially beneficial actions. For example, a CCT program may give a family money in exchange for sending its children to school or regular medical check-ups. Master of International Studies student Lesa Sexton set out to discover if national CCT programs in Mexico and Brazil are having a major impact on education for children living in poverty.
Apr 21, 2016
Study Highlights Local Voices on Tourism Development in Guatemala
Some cities surrounding Guatemala's Lake Atitlán have greatly benefitted from tourism. Other towns haven’t seen the same rate of development. NC State graduate student Adriana Szabo spent eight weeks studying the uneven trend in San Pedro La Laguna, a town on the shore of Lake Atitlán. Her research, rooted in an analysis of ethnographic research she collected during her trip, raises up the voices of locals who want to change the tourism development model.
Apr 21, 2016
Study Highlights Impact of ACA Medicaid Expansion on Uncompensated Care
More than six years after it was signed into law, the Affordable Care Act continues to prompt debate. Research from scholars like NC State doctoral student Susan Camilleri helps inform the policymakers who argue on both sides of the law.
Apr 21, 2016
Exploring the Evolution of Phishing
NC State doctoral student Olga Zielinska studies how phishing has evolved over time. Her current project, sponsored by the Science of Security Lablet at NC State, looks specifically at the various persuasive elements that hackers use to trick email filtering systems and users.
Apr 20, 2016
Research Into Lean Stigma Gives Undergrad New Insights
Through undergraduate research, NC State communication major Lauren Ray is helping provide insight into how formerly overweight or obese individuals navigate those social barriers. Working as a research assistant with faculty mentor Dr. Lynsey Romo, Ray aided in a study examining the interpersonal challenges of lean stigma and the communicative strategies people use to manage those threats.
Apr 18, 2016
Eco Apps: A Guide to Going Green
After spending the past four years researching how to increase public engagement through environmental communication, Eli Typhina believes one solution may lie in the palms of more and more people’s hands: mobile phones.
Apr 15, 2016
Student Startups Win Awards at eGames
Two startups founded by Humanities and Social Sciences students took home awards Thursday at the 2016 Lulu eGames at NC State's Talley Student Union.
Apr 5, 2016
Class Project Leads to New Research on Spanish in North Carolina
For professor Jim Michnowicz and his students, what started as a class experiment is now producing intriguing research findings that will be published in a new book on language diversity. Their work, which provides further insight into the evolution of Spanish in North Carolina, also serves as a clear example of the kind of purposeful, community-based research that can be carried out by undergraduates.
Feb 29, 2016
Honoring Scholarship Donors Who Make a Difference
Each year, Humanities and Social Sciences awards dozens of scholarships that help our students Think and Do. The college honored those top scholars and the donors that make their awards possible at its annual scholarship luncheon on Feb. 25.
Jan 8, 2016
Psychology Students Win Awards for Education, Family-based Research
Senior psychology majors Rahma Hida and Ebony Leon have pursued their undergraduate research interests into the real world, not simply for the sake of their transcripts, but to answer important questions. Both students, who participate in the Initiative Maximizing Student Diversity at NC State, recently received research awards for their respective projects at the 2015 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students.