Public Science In Action

Oct 10, 2017

The Research Image Contest Returns in New Exhibits this Fall

This summer, NC State’s 2nd annual Research Image Contest showed us the unexpected beauty to be found in carpet beetles, polymer crystals and beating zebrafish hearts. These stunning images are returning to the spotlight this fall in two exhibits: a […]

Apr 21, 2017

Sharing Science Through Picture Books

As a scientist, a parent, and a person with a deep appreciation for the arts, I think there may be no better place for science and the arts to meet than on the pages of children’s picture books. Through illustration, […]

Apr 6, 2017

Connecting to the Community Through Museum-Based Outreach

For the third year in a row, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh has ranked first as the most visited tourist attraction in the state. For NC State College of Sciences’ researchers and students, the Museum […]

Mar 10, 2017

Profiles in Public Science: Mathematician Lorena Bociu

Dr. Lorena Bociu has her sights set on a very big goal: change the perception of math in the United States, one student at a time. Math is plagued by a couple misconceptions, argues Bociu. One, it’s hard. Two, it […]

Feb 6, 2017

What’s YOUR Science Story?

The Office of Public Science, in collaboration with other members of the Leadership in Public Science Cluster, is partnering with the Story Collider, an organization dedicated to bringing true, personal stories about science to life, for a series of science […]

May 9, 2016

Public Science Goes to Washington

Earlier this month graduate students, undergraduates and program directors from the College of Sciences hit the road to share their science at the 4th USA Science and Engineering Festival Expo in Washington, DC. Nearly 350,000 attendees packed into the Washington […]

May 1, 2016

Going Beyond Show and Tell

Over the course of two evenings in March, 15 graduate students, post docs, and faculty members from across the College of Sciences grappled with the challenge of making their research more accessible to public audiences. The goal of a two-part […]

May 1, 2016

Science Scircus Wows Lunchtime Crowds

Inspired by the pop-up trend taking the restaurant and retail scenes by storm, the College of Sciences launched an experimental series of science outreach events on the Brickyard this past March and April. The recurring springtime spectacle – known as […]

Mar 13, 2016

Big Data, Big Sun, Big Art

In orbit high above New Mexico, the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) satellite spent its sixth birthday doing what it has always done: staring at the sun, with its instruments recording an acrobatic display of super-hot swirling gases and dancing flares. […]