Alumna Wins National Dissertation Award
Dr. Ashley Kelly (R), an NC State alumna, was recently announced as the winner of national award for her 2014 dissertation, “Hacking Science: Emerging Parascientific Genres and Public Participation in Scientific Research.” Her dissertation explored how citizen scientists are using new genres of science communication to secure funding and support for their projects and disseminate their results.
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Above: Dean Maureen Grasso officially opens the front door entrance of the newly relocated Graduate School on January 5, 2015.
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