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Memorial Belltower

Apr 25, 2022

2 College Faculty Members Named 2021-22 Goodnight Early Career Innovators

Two College of Sciences faculty members were among the 25 selected to the 2021-22 class of Goodnight Early Career Innovators. 

research symposium winners

Apr 18, 2022

2 Sciences Students Among 2022 Graduate Student Research Symposium Winners

Two College of Sciences students were among the 27 winners at the Graduate Student Research Symposium. 

Apr 5, 2022

Toxicologist Smart Steps Down as CHHE Director

Rob Smart, Goodnight Distinguished Chair in Molecular Toxicology, has stepped down as director of the Center for Human Health and the Environment. 

Mar 31, 2022

Quantum ‘Shock Absorbers’ Allow Perovskite to Exhibit Superfluorescence at Room Temperature

Semiconducting perovskites that exhibit superfluorescence at room temperature do so due to built-in thermal “shock absorbers” which protect dipoles within the material from thermal interference. A new study from North Carolina State University explores the mechanism involved in this macroscopic quantum phase transition and explains how and why materials like perovskites exhibit macroscopic quantum coherence at high temperatures. 

Mya McDowell

Mar 29, 2022

Goodnight Spotlight: Mya McDowell

Goodnight Scholar and microbiology major Mya McDowell discusses her involvement with Black student-led organizations and her plans to pursue optometry school. 

Mar 23, 2022

Endocrine Society Petitions FDA to Lower Limit on Bisphenol A

"EFSA is acknowledging that there's immune challenges, so there's a greater risk of asthma and lung inflammation," Heather B. Patisaul, PhD, BPA expert for the Endocrine Society and professor of biological sciences and associate dean of research for the College of Sciences at North Carolina State University, told Healio. 

Memorial Belltower

Mar 18, 2022

NC State’s Financial Mathematics Program Recognized as Global Leader

The Master of Science in Financial Mathematics program has been recognized as one of the top 25 quantitative financial master’s programs globally. 

In this photo, the top of the Belltower is framed by fall foliage.

Mar 17, 2022

Physicist McLaughlin To Be Inducted Into Research Leadership Academy

Ten faculty members will be inducted into the Research Leadership Academy, including Gail McLaughlin, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Physics. 

Erin Baker Headshot

Mar 16, 2022

Chemist Baker Wins ASMS Biemann Medal

Erin Baker, associate professor of chemistry, won the 2022 ASMS Biemann Medal for her work in the development and application of IMS-MS technologies. 

Mar 14, 2022

PFAS Are Leaving a Chemical Fingerprint in Pine Needles

Environmental Health News
Every pine needle tested in a North Carolina State University study contained PFAS chemicals—with researchers finding more than 70 different types of the compounds. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, called PFAS, are toxic chemicals used in many consumer and industrial products. Exposure to these chemicals has been linked to health problems such as certain types of cancer, reproductive issues, and birth defects. Because PFAS bioaccumulate—or build up—in the environment, they can be found almost anywhere, even in the waxy coating that covers pine needles.