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State of the Sciences

The college's premier public sciences and outreach event highlights the ways science touches every part of our lives.

Science for All

State of the Sciences — the College of Sciences’ premier public science and outreach event — returned to the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on April 14, 2023, for the first time since 2018.

The college’s scientists put on interactive activities throughout the library to demonstrate the different ways science plays an important (and fun!) role in our everyday lives.

Renowned physicist Sean M. Carroll kicked off the event with a special presentation in the Duke Energy Hall. Carroll is the Homewood Professor of Natural Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University and fractal faculty at the Santa Fe Institute. He has written six books and hosts a podcast called “Mindscape,” in which he interviews experts from a variety of disciplines.

The 2023 State of the Sciences event was presented by the College of Sciences in partnership with the NC State University Libraries, and generously sponsored by Joseph L. Bridger ’65.