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From the Departments

Catch up on the latest news from our academic departments.

Michael Evans stands behind the counter of 321 Coffee for a portrait.

Biological Sciences

Zoology and microbiology alumnus Ralph Baric is at the forefront of searching for treatments and vaccines for COVID-19

Scott Belcher and other researchers found that female offspring of mice exposed to cadmium during pregnancy suffer from obesity, fatty livers and abnormal glucose processing.


The Theis Hyperpolarization Lab received an exploratory grant from the National Institutes of Health to study metabolic pathways in the brain.

Laura Sremaniak was selected for the second cohort of the Provost’s Faculty Fellow Program.

Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences

Researchers led by Paul Byrne found that some of the oldest terrain on Venus could provide insights into the enigmatic planet’s geological history

Sandra Yuter was elected as a trustee to the board of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, which manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research.


For math major Ednah Sangaka, “pay it forward” is a mantra that guides her every choice and action. 

Math major Jordan Paldino wrote about keeping his passion for math alive.


Karen Daniels explained some of the mysteries of sand in The New York Times.

Time magazine named alumna and astronaut Christina Koch among its 100 most influential people of 2020.


After Michael Evans graduates in December with his bachelor’s degree in statistics, he’ll focus on his nonprofit, 321 Coffee.

NC State alumni were named to the American Statistical Association’s new Anti-Racism Task Force.