Public Science News

Apr 4, 2017

Compete and Win Prizes by Capturing Wildlife (With Your Phone)

See who can capture the most photos of wildlife and plants across the Triangle as part of this year’s City Nature Challenge, which runs April 14-18.

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 13, 2017

Picture This: NC State’s Second Annual Research Image Contest

NC State’s research image contest is open to faculty, staff, graduate students and postdocs. Show us what makes your work amazing!

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 […]

Oct 17, 2016

Citizen Scientists Needed to Find NC’s Candid Critters

North Carolina scientists are looking for volunteers to help with the largest-ever camera trap study of wildlife. Find out how you can get involved.

Sep 22, 2016

Revealing the Past at Oberlin Cemetery

A partnership between historians, anthropologists, preservationists and geologists is unraveling the mystery and history of Oberlin Cemetery, and they’re using some surprising technologies to do it.

May 18, 2016

Night at the Museum

More than 600 College of Sciences alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends came together for a night of science, food and family fun at the college’s annual State of the Sciences event.

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 […]