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Sep 11, 2012

Helping Water Reclamation Projects Account For ‘Yuck Factor’

NC State communication researcher Andrew Binder focuses on public attitudes toward science. Binder is leading a national survey on water reclamation that will include questions aimed at determining how consumers communicate with each other about the risks and benefits of reclaimed water, and what steps might be taken to incorporate public input into a water utility’s decision to augment water supplies using reclamation. 

Jul 9, 2012

Meet Industrial Organizational Psychologist Lori Foster Thompson

Professor of Psychology Lori Foster Thompson is the subject of a video created by students in COM 437 - Advanced Digital Video, in the Department of Communication. Foster Thompson studies and teaches industrial and organizational psychology, that is, the psychology of the workplace. Most recently, she has been researching how technology is affecting our experience of work. She is also passionate about how industrial psychology can make the world a better place. 

Feb 24, 2012

Project Aims To Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention Materials For African-American Women

African-American women make up a disproportionate number of HIV/AIDS cases in the United States. Researchers from NC State University--including faculty from the Department of Communication--are trying to change that, leading a National Science Foundation project aimed at developing HIV/AIDS prevention materials that resonate with African-American female college students.