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This is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Ann Ross

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Professor Ann Ross is featured in an ongoing series on The Abstract, the official blog of the NC State Newsroom. The series is entitled, “This is What Science Looks Like at NC State,” and it introduces readers to the individuals involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research. Focusing on a discipline and practice often generalized by stereotypes, the series offers a more particular, clarifying look at who does scientific research at the University. We are happy to see Professor Ross chosen as part of the project. The entry, written by the professor herself, can be read here: Science Looks Like Ann Ross.

Further enhancing the presence of NC State’s scientific community in the media, Ann Ross has also been featured in a recent New York Times article, “The Trail of Tears, and of Damaged Skulls.” Professor Ross was an author of the study, “Secular Trends in Cherokee Cranial Morphology: Eastern vs Western Bands” in Annals of Human Biology,¬†which¬†looked at Cherokee remains and found that the stress of the forced marches, which came to be known as the Trail of Tears, had a negative effect on normal skull growth.

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