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Dr. Schaefer leaning against a wall in Riddick Hall.

Sep 12, 2022

The Freedom of Flexibility

Private support has given Thomas Schaefer, the Wesley O. Doggett Distinguished Professor for the Department of Physics, greater flexibility to Think and Do. 

The NC State Belltower on main campus.

Sep 1, 2022

Chemist Pierce Among Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Awardees

Joshua Pierce, a professor of chemistry, received one of six Chancellor's Innovation Fund awards to continue his research on effective bacterial biofilms treatment. 

Graphic shows process of achieving superflorescence at room temperature.

Aug 29, 2022

‘Naturally Insulating’ Material Emits Pulses of Superfluorescent Light at Room Temperature

Shuang Fang Lin, associate professor of physics, discusses how this research could lead to the development of faster microchips, neurosensors and quantum computing materials. 

Aug 26, 2022

Most Human and Neanderthal Interbreeding ‘Took Place in Africa and Iraq’

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"By evaluating facial morphology, we can trace how populations moved and interacted over time," said Ann Ross, a professor of biological sciences at NC State. "And the evidence shows us that the Near East was an important crossroads, both geographically and in the context of human evolution." 

View of the Evolutionary Biology and Behavior Research Lab at NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Aug 24, 2022

Making Science Communication Make Sense

A partnership between NC State and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is opening new windows on the world of science communication. 

blue-ish white dots and lines against a black backdrop resemble a night sky, but are actually a microscopic image of salt crystals and a fluorescently labeled virus

Aug 24, 2022

Sciences Students, Faculty Among 2022 Envisioning Research Contest Winners

Winners of the 2022 Envisioning Research contest help us understand, and appreciate, our world. 

lifelike sculpture of a powerfully built neandertal man with a broad brow, brown hair and beard

Aug 23, 2022

Study of Ancient Skulls Sheds Light on Human Interbreeding With Neandertals

Research by Ann Ross, a professor of biological sciences, supports the hypothesis that much of this interbreeding took place in the region ranging from North Africa to Iraq. 

Aug 22, 2022

Meet Our Newest Faculty

Meet the College of Sciences’ newest faculty members. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Aug 15, 2022

Statistical Tool Finds ‘Gaps’ in DNA Data Sets Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Jeff Thorne, a professor of biological sciences and statistics, explains how a simple statistical test could help evolutionary biologists avoid bias in analyses. 

Aug 15, 2022

Report: More People Should Be Tested for Potential Exposure to ‘Forever Chemicals’

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Jane Hoppin, a professor of biological sciences and director of NC State's Center for Human Health and the Environment, is part of a group of researchers seeking to provide clinicians with guidance on how to address the impact of PFAS.