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The College of Sciences makes NC State the university of choice for diverse, high-performing students, faculty and researchers from around the world who work together to solve society’s biggest problems.

Leading the Way in Science

The College of Sciences at NC State connects people and programs in the biological, physical, chemical, mathematical, statistical and earth-system sciences. Our college is where some of the brightest, most creative minds in science come together to tackle problems that affect us all. We recognize the value of a diverse academic community and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for learning and discovery.

We’re at the forefront of several growing areas of science — such as big data, bioinformatics, environmental health science, geospatial analytics and precision medicine — that examine the world’s grand challenges and teach students skills highly valued by employers.

Our faculty are award-winning innovators in their fields. And they’re training the next generation of scientists to lead the way in industry, laboratories, nonprofit research organizations, medicine, government agencies and numerous other workplaces.

See how Billy Fryer uses statistics to support NC State student-athletes.

Faculty Excellence

Our faculty conduct groundbreaking research, share their work with the public through outreach and communication, and garner national and international awards and honors — all while educating the next generation of science leaders.

Two faculty work at a laptop in a room with formulas written on whiteboards in the background

19 Elected Fellows

of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Find out more information, including who we are, where we are, how you can join us and how to reach us.

See Yourself at NC State Sciences

Are you thinking about going to grad school? 🤔

The Laboratory for Analytic Sciences and @ncstateour invite you to a panel discussion with STEM and STEM-adjacent graduate students from various universities who are conducting research at NC State this summer. Panelists will share their varied experiences related to applying for and attending grad school and the steps to take after graduate school.

Learn more and register through the link in our bio.
The NC State Award for Excellence recognizes employees in seven categories for outstanding accomplishments and contributions that go above and beyond their job responsibilities. The university announced this year’s 12 award winners last month at Stewart Theatre in Talley Student Union.

See the full list of winners of the most prestigious honor bestowed upon nonfaculty employees at NC State through the link in our bio.
Biologist Jeff Yoder has been appointed professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and executive director of the Genetics and Genomics Academy . Yoder joined the NC State faculty in 2004 and is currently a professor of innate immunology in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Learn how Yoder will work as part of a team of interdisciplinary leaders within the Office of University Interdisciplinary Programs through the link in our bio.
“Topping out” — a tradition dating back to 700 A.D. — marks the completion of the structural frame of a new building, during which the uppermost steel beam is set in place. An evergreen tree is often placed on top of the beam, representing good luck for the duration of the project.

NC State celebrated the completion of the Integrative Sciences Building’s structural frame with a topping out ceremony on May 22. Learn more about the building’s progress through the link in our bio.
A new heat action plan toolkit aims to reduce heat-related health impacts for North Carolina residents and workers. 🌡

Designed for use by local governments, health departments and other community partners, the toolkit includes an easy-to-use heat action plan template and outreach resources.

Learn more about the toolkit and how it will help local communities prepare for and become more resilient to extreme heat through the link in our bio.
The College of Sciences prides itself on working with community members to aid in our research projects. Sometimes, these community members are kids!

Two local brothers recently found an unknown object that turned out to be an @ncstate weather balloon in their front yard. 

Later, they received a lesson on how these balloons work from @ncstatemeas assistant professor and weather balloon expert Camilo Rey-Sanchez.