Harnessing Convergence, Promoting Discovery
The college brings together the biological, physical and mathematical sciences to tackle the multidisciplinary issues of tomorrow in health, energy, security and the environment. We’re also explorers, probing the toughest questions to find answers that can change everything.Our Academic Departments
NC State scientists are among the world's most creative problem solvers. Our Extraordinary Faculty video series profiles the people who are defining the future of science.Watch Our Faculty in Action
A Transformational Education
We give our students dynamic educational experiences that prepare them for life after NC State. Undergraduates in one chemistry laboratory create entire libraries of enzymes that might help defeat antibiotic resistance or cancer.Turning Students Into Leaders
Many faculty members are international leaders in their disciplines. Among them is statistician Marie Davidian, whose work in personalized medicine brings together genetics, physiology and environmental data to find the right treatment for the right patient at the right time.Our Research Culture
Reaching Out to Change Lives
Our researchers enlist the help of citizen scientists to unearth new knowledge about the world around us -- the mites on our faces, the ants in our backyards. What is today an unknown microbe living on our bodies could one day be a key element of a disease-fighting drug.We Cultivate Science Literacy
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Oct 4, 2019
Why Just Being in the Habitable Zone Doesn’t Make Exoplanets Livable
Science News“The habitable zone is not the exclusive place where life might be,” says planetary geologist Paul Byrne of North Carolina State University in Raleigh. “Those nuances are hardly ever...
Sep 27, 2019
NASA Mars Mission Shocker: New Discovery on Red Planet Surprises Scientists
International Business Times “We’re getting an insight into Mars’s magnetic history in a way we’ve never had before,” Paul Byrne, a planetary geologist at North Carolina State University who heard...
Sep 23, 2019
Self-Sterilizing Polymer Could Help Fight Superbugs
Medical Design and OutsourcingNorth Carolina State University researchers reported over the summer that they have developed an elastic, self-sterilizing polymer able to kill a wide variety of superbugs, including methicillin-resistant...