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A Look Back at State of the Sciences 2018

Math Dance performance at State of the Sciences 2018 Play Video

For the second consecutive year, the College of Sciences held its State of the Sciences event at the iconic Hunt Library on NC State’s Centennial Campus. About 800 people showed up for the event, which featured lots of great demos, talks and tours along with food, wine and NC State beer.

The event was part of the North Carolina Science Festival and was presented in partnership with NCSU Libraries and sponsored by Eastman Chemical Company.

A few of the many highlights:

  • The hilarious duo of Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton wowed the audience with lots of science demos.
  • A beautiful dance performance by Black Box Dance Theatre was based on the work of NC State mathematician Tye Lidman. Click and drag the 360-degree video below to catch some of the performance.

  • The bookBot robotic book retrieval system drew plenty of interest; tours were offered throughout the event.
  • Physicist John Blondin and mathematician Radmila Sazdanovic took attendees on immersive, 270-degree tours of their research in the library’s Teaching and Visualization Lab.
  • NCSU Libraries’ activities and demonstrations were popular with kids and adults, including the virtual reality demos and a chance to take the controls of Sphero, a robotic ball.

More highlights in the photos below.