Stories From 2014

Dec 15, 2014

Dr. Joseph Gingerich Helps Retrieve New Smithsonian Institution Collection

Dr. Joseph Gingerich, teaching scholar at North Carolina State University, took part in the collection of approximately 14,520 prehistoric artifacts for the Smithsonian Institution.

Nov 14, 2014

November Student of the Month

Spechel Wooten is a senior with majors in anthropology and criminology, and a minor in forensic science. She has interned with the Wake County Public Defender's Office, NC State Bureau of Investigation, and NC State's CSLEPS. She has worked on campus for University Housing and University Conference Services. She intends to apply to law school after graduation in December 2014.

Oct 27, 2014

Summer Internship at the Smithsonian

At NC State, faculty members are actively engaged in providing students with opportunities to develop vocational skills and build connections beyond the classroom. The resulting experiences are critical to students’ abilities to both determine and establish the professional direction of their […]

Oct 15, 2014

Meet the Teaching Scholar: Dr. Joseph Gingerich

Dr. Joseph Gingerich, a postdoctoral teaching scholar in anthropology, shares his background and research in prehistoric archaeology.

Sep 24, 2014

Childhood Mentors Boost Career Success

New research from NC State's Department of Sociology and Anthropology finds that young people who have had mentors are more likely to find work early in their careers that gives them more responsibility and autonomy – ultimately putting them on a path to more financially and personally rewarding careers.

Sep 15, 2014

Three Weeks as Forensic Anthropologists

This summer, Dr. Chelsey Juarez led eight students in a comprehensive look at forensic anthropology.

Sep 11, 2014

‘Family Meal’ Ideal Is Stressful, Impossible for Many Families

Magazines, television and other popular media increasingly urge families to return to the kitchen, stressing the importance of home-cooked meals and family dinners to physical health and family well-being. But new research findings from North Carolina State University show that […]

Sep 3, 2014

This Week in the Media

Associate Professors Sarah Bowen and Sinikka Elliott have been featured in an NC State press release (“Study Finds ‘Family Meal’ Ideal is Stressful, Impossible for Many Families“) about a recent article they wrote, along with Dr. Joslyn Brenton, former graduate […]

Jul 22, 2014

Conducting Defining Research: A Defining Experience for Undergrads

Creating new knowledge. It's one of the big benefits of studying at a research-intensive university like NC State. And conducting important research is not reserved for faculty and graduate students; we encourage undergrads to conduct research, too. Check out this video -- made by students in Advanced Digital Video -- to learn about three such undergraduate research projects.

Jun 17, 2014

In Ancient Artifacts, A Newfound Passion

First generation student Jordan Karlis (History and Anthropology) traveled to Jordan to participate in an archaeological dig in 2012. She was hooked on the research and returned to Amman to present her findings at an international conference. Students in an advanced digital video class made this video to explain Jordan's research and to share her transformation from shy student to engaged scholar.