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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
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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
In the News More Media Coverage
Jul 2, 2019
Oyster Restoration Work Nears Completion
Coastal Review Online
“We recently completed a comprehensive survey of reefs in Pamlico Sound, including reefs that are harvested, natural, intertidal and subtidal. And what we found, is that while subtidal sanctuary oyster reefs in Pamlico Sound only occupy about 6% of the total footprint of oysters, they account for an estimated 40% of the oyster population in Pamlico Sound,” said Dave Eggleston, director of NC State’s Center for Marine Science and Technology.
Jul 1, 2019
Fossilized Dino Bones Are Home to Diverse Microbial Communities
Some of the most widely publicized reports of ancient proteins have been based on samples that are tens of millions of years old. The lab of NC State paleontologist Mary Schweitzer, for example, has published multiple papers describing the presence of soft tissue and proteins in pieces of bone from Tyrannosaurus rex and other dinosaurs.
Jul 1, 2019
As moon landing anniversary arrives, astronaut Christina Koch makes history of her own
The News & Observer
“Most kids probably dream of becoming an astronaut. I was just the one that never grew out of it,” said Koch in an interview Monday with The News & Observer from the space station. Koch, a graduate of N.C. State University, left for space March 14 and has been in orbit for just over 100 days as a flight engineer for NASA’s expedition 59 and 60.