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Jul 7, 2021
Not Your Average Summer: Supporting Youth Athletes in Houston
As an intern for the Harris County Houston Sports Authority in Texas, Sydney Jordan is helping support the city’s 2021 AAU Junior Olympic Games.
Jun 16, 2021
An Olympic-Sized Problem
Despite the Olympics’ mission to inspire international unity and peace through sport, the event has faced criticism from advocacy organizations over human rights violations committed by host cities and their governments.
Jun 24, 2021
Making Citizen Science Inclusive Will Require More Than Rebranding
Scientists need to undertake tangible efforts to boost equity, diversity and inclusion in citizen science, NC State researchers said in a perspective in the journal Science.
May 17, 2021
Study Offers Insights for Mapping ‘Coastal Squeeze’ Impacts to Historical, Natural Sites
NC State researchers mapped the impact of the “coastal squeeze” of sea-level rise and development on historical, environmental and cultural sites on Johns Island, South Carolina.