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A child wears a virtual reality headset at the 2018 State of the Sciences event

State of the Sciences

On April 14, discover the ways science touches every part of our lives.


Science for All

The College of Sciences invites science lovers of all ages to attend State of the Sciences, which will return to the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on NC State’s Centennial Campus for the first time since 2018. On April 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the college’s scientists will put on interactive activities throughout the library that demonstrate the different ways science plays an important (and fun!) role in our everyday lives.

Renowned physicist Sean M. Carroll will kick off the event at 5:30 p.m. 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. A password-protected livestream of the talk will be available for registrants who are unable to attend in person.

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

2 Sean Carrolls on Campus

The stars aligned for physicist Sean M. Carroll (pictured) and evolutionary developmental biologist Sean B. Carroll to speak at NC State on the same week. Check out Sean M. Carroll at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on April 14 and Sean B. Carroll at Thomas Hall on April 10.

Sean M. Carroll

Event Details

  • When: April 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Sean M. Carroll’s talk is from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Where: James B. Hunt Jr. Library
  • Parking: Parking near the library on Centennial Campus is free and open to the public after 5 p.m. Learn more about accessible parking and library access.
  • Registration deadline: April 7