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Garbage to Gardens

Lunchtime is learning time at Winter Park Elementary and D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy in Wilmington.  No, the kids aren’t burdened with extra reading, writing or...
An illustration of the self-sustaining, circular system of "microcleaners." The soft dendricolloids (orange) are functionalized with peptides that bind to the colored microplastic pieces. These microplastics are then consumed by engineered microbes (green) to be used as fuel or to be made into more microcleaners.

Reduce, reuse, recycle

NC State University researchers are studying the fundamental science behind how to address plastic waste.

Ann Winstead ’23 Named Mathews Medal Winner

As the highest non-academic distinction awarded to NC State students, the Mathews Medal honors graduating seniors who made significant contributions to the advancement of the university.