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dinosaur fossils

Apr 12, 2024

NC State Faculty Scholarship Highlights University-Museum Partnership

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences seeks to travel 67 million years in the past with its upcoming Dueling Dinosaurs exhibit. Tyrannosaur and Triceratops fossils will help make paleontologists out of visitors thanks in part to a fruitful partnership between NC State and the museum. 

ChemEd Summit

Mar 15, 2024

ChemEd Summit Envisions Interdisciplinary Future for Chemistry Students

Transforming undergraduate chemical sciences education for the next-generation workforce took a step forward at NC State during the recent ChemEd Summit. The one-day event brought together members from the industrial, academic and state and federal chemical sciences communities. 

researchers on a boat

Feb 14, 2024

Five Questions with Erin Seekamp and Chris Osburn of the Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative

NC State’s Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative envisions a future where people, ecosystems and economies are more resilient in the face of rapid social and environmental change. We spoke with Goodnight Distinguished Professor and CRSI Director Erin Seekamp and Professor and Director of the Blue Economy Innovation Program Chris Osburn about the CRSI’s background, growth and how the initiative catalyzes transformation in a changing climate. 

A render of the proposed NC State Integrative Sciences Building, situated on the Brickyard.

Feb 9, 2024

New Gift from Skanska USA Building Provides Strong Start for Integrative Sciences Building Construction

A generous gift from Skanska USA Building Incorporated provides a strong start to funding for NC State’s Integrative Sciences Building. The $125,000 founding commitment, made under the leadership of Executive Vice President and General Manager Mark Balling, will name Laboratory Rooms 169/171 in the building that will transform the sciences at NC State. 

Dec 13, 2023

Accelerating the Future of Innovation in Science and Technology

When it comes to navigating the future of scientific discovery, NC State sits in the driver’s seat. On January 11-12, 2024, the Integrative Sciences Initiative will host the FUTURE Labs Workshop, designed to discuss the progress and future of self-driving labs. 

Nov 16, 2023

NC State Envisions Urban Futures

On October 18, NC State hosted the Envisioning Urban Futures event, a collaborative effort of the the Long View Project, the Office of University Interdisciplinary Programs, the NC State University Libraries, Arts NC State and NC State College of Design's Initiative for Community Growth and Development. Together, they invited participants to explore cities of the near and distant future. 

copper wolves

Nov 14, 2023

Two New Associate Vice Provosts Announced

Two new associate vice provosts have been hired, Senior Vice Provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs Rob Dunn and Senior Vice Provost for Instructional Programs Helen Chen announced today. 

Meredith Spence Beaulieu and Sid Thakur of the Global One Health Academy

Oct 11, 2023

Five Questions with Sid Thakur and Meredith Spence Beaulieu of the Global One Health Academy

NC State’s Global One Health Academy engages faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students in improving the health of plants, animals, biodiversity and human society in North Carolina and beyond. 

A group of NC State leaders in hard hats "break ground" on the new Integrative Sciences Building.

Sep 21, 2023

NC State Hosts Groundbreaking for Integrative Sciences Building

The Integrative Sciences Initiative and Building will shape the way science is done at NC State. After the recent groundbreaking for the Integrative Sciences Building, the university moves one step closer to achieving that goal. 

A render of the proposed NC State Integrative Sciences Building, situated on the Brickyard.

Aug 23, 2023

NC State Hosts Integrative Sciences Building Groundbreaking

NC State will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Integrative Sciences Building on Friday, September 8 from 2-3 p.m. on the Brickyard on Main Campus. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.