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Healthy societies understand science. We’re preparing a new generation of effective scientist-communicators.

Driving Modern Decision-Making

Making informed choices on everything from buying light bulbs to vaccinating children requires a populace that can frame everyday decisions through the lens of science.

Enter the College of Sciences, which is cultivating science literacy through its efforts in public science. Our faculty includes leading science communicators who use social and popular media to share the importance of their work with the public. We’re giving tens of thousands of North Carolina teachers and K-12 students new ways to teach and learn about science. And we’re building partnerships that spread our public science innovations throughout the state and nation.

Creating STEM Opportunities

Through the Catalyst program — which is part of The Science House at NC State — high school students with disabilities gain science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills through hands-on labs, research, computer programming and more.

An NC State faculty members helps Catalyst students with a lab activity

N.C. Climate Office

The State Climate Office provides climate-related services to the state, local and federal agencies, businesses and citizens of North Carolina. The office is actively involved in educational outreach to students and the general public and maintains strong partnerships with state and federal agencies.

A weather station in the N.C. mountains

The Science House

The Science House reaches thousands of K-12 students and teachers around the state each year, but it’s more than a typical outreach program. It hosts science camps, runs the giant N.C. Science Olympiad, and helps NC State faculty build science outreach into their grant proposals. These activities boost science literacy and train the diverse STEM workforce of tomorrow.

The facade of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Partners in Outreach

The college is building partnerships that advance knowledge and improve the human condition across the state and around the world. Our partners communicate their work to a diverse audiences, helping to extend the college’s work beyond traditional academic spheres.