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About

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 personalized 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.

Learn about Keilah Davis’s student experience in the College of Sciences.

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.

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18 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

For some students, donor-supported scholarships can mean the difference between attending @ncstate or deferring that dream. 👩‍💼

Join us in supporting future members of the Pack by making your gift to the Solomon Scholars Program through the link in our story.
Recent master’s grad Joseph Oliveira saw how statistics was applied in programming and became immediately fascinated. He then learned how to communicate statistics and data science effectively during his time in the online Master of Statistics program. 🎓

Learn how earning the degree helped Joseph in his career through the link in our story.
The Outstanding Research Award honors those who show excellence in the creation of new knowledge, concepts, methodologies or understandings; who commit to mentoring their fellow NC State faculty; and who serve the NC State research community. 🥇 

#NCStateSciences Physicist Gail McLaughlin will be inducted into the university’s Research Leadership Academy after winning the award. 👏 

Learn about the other recipients and the Research Leadership academy through the link in our story.
The revamped chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science is providing a space and community for Latinx students to thrive. 🤝

Learn what happened after Assistant Professor Caiti Heil discovered that NC State had a dormant chapter of SACNAS waiting to be revived through the link in our story.
How do two paths that began 7,664 miles away from each other find a way to cross? 🤔 

The answer is NC State. 🐺❤️

See how biological sciences major Diego Garza Guajardo and mathematics major Ednah Sangaka found a home among the Wolfpack through the link in our story.
Since it's Star Wars Day, we're sure you're asking yourself: How did Yoda jump that high? 

Check out the physics analysis of every Jedi jump through the link in our story. 

#MayThe4thBeWithYou 👩🏻‍🚀
Honoring graduating seniors who have been involved in diversity initiatives across campus at the Diversity Senior Celebration is a College of Sciences tradition that goes back 30 years.🥇🤝

See who won awards in academic achievement, leadership, community service and other categories through the link in our story.
In 2015, #NCStateSciences toxicologist Rob Smart led the formation of the Center for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE) and secured a coveted award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences! 🏆 

Smart will continue to serve as a faculty member in the College of Sciences after stepping down as director of the center earlier this month. 

Learn who will serve as interim director through the link in our story.
Each year, one faculty member from each of the University of North Carolina System institutions receives the Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. Physicist Laura Clarke received this year's award for NC State! 🥇 

Check the link in our story to see how her approach to teaching won her this recognition.
The end of the semester has arrived and you deserve all of the fun. 🤩 

Catch us around central campus all day long for the 2022 Wolfstock Festival! 🐺🎸 

This is a full day with a variety of activities, food, crafts and prizes, as well as a showcase of student performers and talent! Learn more about today's festivities through the link in our story.
#NCStateSciences alum Cindy Hu was able to meaningfully apply her interests in mathematics to real-world problems while pursuing her master’s degree in the statistics online program. 📊

Learn more about how Cindy chose the program that helped the new mom switch her career path through the link in our story.