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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 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.

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.

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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

Student Meteorologist Lenny Thai (@lennythaiwx) says we’re about to have a chilly start to the weekend. ❄️

Check out the @ncstatemeas student’s updated forecast for the Krispy Kreme Challenge! 🍩

🎥: @ncsuweather
Biological Sciences Teaching Associate Professor Jennifer Landin is a corresponding author of a study on whether biology textbooks are doing a good job of incorporating material related to climate change.
The team of researchers analyzed coverage of climate change in college biology textbooks published between 1970 and 2019 to find out more. It seems that increasing urgency in the movement against climate change isn’t reflected in many of these books.

Learn what else researchers found through in analysis through the link in bio.
How can two storms combine to wreak havoc? 🤔

Weather researcher Carl Schreck says atmospheric rivers can supercharge a cyclone's engine.

Atmospheric rivers are storms akin to rivers in the sky that dump massive amounts of rain and can cause flooding. Bomb cyclones are often associated with atmospheric rivers and typically form in winter when cold and warm air masses collide.

Also called "explosive cyclogenesis" or a "weather bomb", a bomb cyclone is a low-pressure system that experiences a fall in pressure of 24 millibars in 24 hours.

Learn more about how these storms impacted northern California over the past few years through the link in bio.
What do future low oxygen zones mean for a warmer Earth’s oceans? 🌊

MEAS Assistant Professor Catherine Davis is part of a team of researchers that have created a map of oceanic “dead zones” that existed during the Pliocene epoch to learn more.

Learn more about oxygen minimum zones and their effects on marine life through the link in our bio.
Several research groups from @ncstatechem hosted Project SEED students in their labs last summer. 👨‍🔬👩‍🔬

Learn how these high-school students are provided with STEM research, learnin and growth opportunities at the College of Sciences through the link in bio.
Innovative programs like NC State Catalyst exist to change the fact that 80% of people with disabilities between the ages of 24-64 are unemployed. NASA has noticed our efforts, and they are organizing a special program specifically for our Catalyst students this spring. 🚀 

Because many of our Catalyst students are from low-income households, we are asking for help from our College of Sciences community to support this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

Visit the link in our bio to find out how to support.
Alligators in North Carolina’s Cape Fear River are becoming sick with autoimmune disorders that appear similar to human diseases like lupus. All fingers point to high levels of PFAS discharged into the river from a Chemours plant and other industrial sources.

Learn how biologist Scott Belcher tested blood from alligators in the Cape Fear watershed that had been exposed to pollution for decades through the link in our bio.
Mathematical biologist Alun Lloyd has been named the College of Sciences’ associate dean for academic affairs.

The Drexel Professor of Mathematics has a great deal of experience working with both undergraduate and graduate students.

Learn more through the link in our bio.
NC State alumna Amanda Savas has been named the college’s new assistant dean for finance and business management. 🥳

Learn more through the link in our bio.
Jacob and Betty Belin Distinguished Professor of Chemistry David Muddiman will deliver a plenary lecture at the US HUPO 2023 Conference in Chicago, Illinois, for being the winner of the 2023 Donald F. Hunt Distinguished Contribution in Proteomics Award.

See how Professor Muddiman's work in the field of proteomics earned him the award through the link in bio.