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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

@ncstatechem Professor Joshua Pierce has developed novel compounds that could finally offer an effective tool in the fight against bacterial biofilms. 🦠

Pierce’s work is supported by the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund. Learn more about the fund and how it supports short-term, commercially focused research projects through the link in our story. 🔬
The College of Sciences prides itself on bringing together NC State people and programs in the biological, mathematical and physical sciences. 🤝

Catch up with all the latest news from our academic departments through the link in our story.
For the first time, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation has decided to honor both a practitioner and researcher with its Friday Medal within the same year. 👏

Founder and program director for Catalyst at @thesciencehouse, Joann Blumenfeld, and James A. Banks, the Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies Emeritus at @uweducation and founding director of the Banks Center for Educational Justice, will receive the award! 🥇

Learn how the institute is connecting researchers and practitioners through the link in our story.
@NCState is the highest-ranked public, non-historically black college and university for women and minorities in STEM, according to a list by ZDNET. 🥳

Learn what made the Wolfpack stand out from the rest through the link in our story.
Pack means family and family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten. ❤️🤍

This weekend we’re welcoming Wolfpack Families back to campus for our annual Parents and Families Weekend! 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦

Learn about this memorable weekend for the whole family through the link in our story.
Professor Ann Ross is the go-to person when it comes to questions about forensic anthropology. 🔍

An undergraduate-level course taught by Ross called Cold Case Investigations has students assist the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation by reviewing cold cases.🕵️‍♂️

Learn how the course is examining an almost 30-year-old local cold case through the link in our story.
How can we manage the impacts of parasitic nematodes on tomatoes? 🍅

A $1.8 million grant from the @NSF and $500,000 from the @USDAGOV were awarded to a team including @NCStateBioSci Associate Professor Dahlia Nielsen, Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry Associate Professor Colleen Doherty and @uf_abe Assistant Professor Peter DiGennaro.

Learn how the team of researchers is working to help develop new ways to grow crops that are more resilient to nematode damage and increasing temperatures.
Professor of Biological Sciences Ann Ross is a co-author of a study that used the facial structure of prehistoric skulls to support the hypothesis that much of the interbreeding between ancient humans and Neanderthals took place in the Near East, the region ranging from North Africa to Iraq. 💀

See what these findings mean through the link in our story.
#NCStateSciences student Kenzie Cromer won first place in the undergraduate students category in the 2022 Envisioning Research contest for her submission “Hello Again”! 👏

Check out our story to see the full gallery of this year's winners.