38 Students Showcase Graduate Research at NC State Symposium
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences had 38 presenters and six award winners at this year's NC State Graduate Student Research Symposium.
Students, Alumni Selected for Prestigious Fulbright Grants
Six Humanities and Social Sciences students and alumni will teach English or conduct research abroad after winning prestigious Fulbright grants for the 2017-18 academic year.
Research Gives Social Work Student New Perspective
Katherine McCallister’s interest in social work is clear: “I want to help improve the communities I’m a part of,” she says. Through undergraduate research at NC State, she is able to do just that.
NC Native Finds Passion For His Roots — and For Research
Hear from senior history major Andrew Collins on what inspired him to pursue undergraduate research and what he's learned during the process.
Fulbright Winner Headed to Mexico
One of seven NC State students to earn a competitive Fulbright grant this year, Emma Cathell will spend 9-10 months teaching English to students at a school or university in Mexico. Cathell's role will also include serving as a cultural ambassador for the United States.
Undergrad Combines Majors, Presents Research across U.S.
Tori Williams has been busy this spring. Already consumed by her duties as a University Scholar, tutor and double-major in history and biological sciences, Williams added multiple presentations at conferences across the nation to her hectic schedule in April.
Research, Advocacy Lead International Studies Major to the UN
Maya Krishnan (International Studies and Business Administration) graduates this spring after serving as a fellow for the North Carolina advocacy group WomenNC. She also recently participated in the United Nation's 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
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.
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.
Undergrad Pursues Mobile Eco App Research
After transferring to NC State in 2015, Tarang Malaviya says he was inspired to "seek solutions to current problems." So, that's what he did. Volunteering to assist a doctoral student with environmental communication research, Malaviya helped study how mobile phone applications can help the public make sustainable choices.