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NC State To Create Video Game Adventure To Boost Science Literacy

Photo of Dr. Crystal Island game scene.With the help of a $500,000 grant from the Next Generation Learning Challenges program, Dr. James Lester and other researchers from NC State will be creating a game that uses medical mystery to teach scientific literacy. more

Department Announces Faculty Additions

The Computer Science Department will welcome Dr. Randy Avent, professor; Drs. Kristy Boyer and William Enck, assistant professors; and Dr. David Sturgill, teaching assistant professor, to the department in August. more

Summer Camp 2011 – There Must Be An App for That!

Photo of summer camp participants.This summer dozens of high school students got to exercise their imaginations by creating Android apps during the Computer Science Software Engineering Android Applications Workshop, part of the College of Engineering’s Summer Programs. more

Losing Sleep: New ‘GoldDream’ Malware Targets Android

That’s right, researchers have found yet another malware targeting Android users. Dr. Xuxian Jiang and other computer science researchers at NC State have discovered GoldDream, another variety of malware targeting the Android OS. more

Data-Stealing Apps ID’d, Pulled From Official Android Market

NC State computer science researchers have identified five applications on Google’s official Android Market that upload users’ personal information to a remote server without notifying the users. Google has been notified and pulled the apps from the market July 14. more

N.C. Video Game Developers Roundtable: Local Universities and Colleges Supply Workforce

Photo of Dr. Michael YoungNC Department of Commerce video features Dr. Michael Young, Director of the N.C. State Digital Games Research Center; Alexander Macris, Publisher of The Escapist in Durham and John Austin of Joystick Labs discussing how the universities and colleges in the Triangle area have supplied the video game development industry with a highly skilled and well-educated workforce. more

DroidKungFu Malware Is Evolving

Dr. Xuxian Jiang, the NC State computer science researcher who first identified the DroidKungFu malware that targets Android users, has now uncovered new variations of the malware, which have been modified in what appears to be an attempt to make them harder to detect. more

Martin-Vega Leads Policy Group

Dr. Louis A. Martin-Vega, Dean of the College of Engineering, has been appointed chair of the Public Policy Colloquium of the American Society for Engineering Education’s Engineering Deans Council. He will also serve as vice chair of the Engineering Deans Council executive board during the 2011-13 term. more

Chancellor on Budget Reduction

Photo of Chancellor Woodson.Chancellor Randy Woodson says planning and realignment efforts across campus will help NC State weather an $80 million reduction in state funding this year, holding academic cuts to 7 percent. more

Coastal Healing

A walk on Bald Head Island inspired an NC State adjunct professor to find a way to provide beach vacations for wounded soldiers and their families. more

Departmental Gifts & Research

Wireless Generation has donated $2,500 to the department in support of the Welcome Back Bash and the ePartners Program.

SAS Institute has donated $25,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program and the Sr. Design Center.

Tata Consultancy Services has donated $10,000 to the department in support of the ePartners Program.

I-Cubed has donated $10,000 to the department in support of the Sr. Design Center.

Dr. Emerson Murphy-Hill has received a Faculty Research and Professional Development (FRPD) Award in the amount of $7,000 to support his research proposal titled “Flexible Restructuring Tools for Flexible Software.” more

Faculty / Staff & Alumni News

Congratulations to alumnus, Jonathan Ellis (BS CSC '03) who was recently selected to be a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice. more

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