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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. 

A closeup of equipment in Milad Abolhasani's existing self-driving lab, known as the "Artificial Chemist 2.0"

Jul 6, 2023

Research Team Awarded UNC ROI Grant to Accelerate Molecular Discovery Using an Autonomous Robotic Lab

An NC State University research team has been awarded funding from the UNC System Research Opportunities Initiative (ROI) to accelerate molecular and biological innovations enabled by next-generation self-driving labs. Self-driving labs… 

copper wolf at Wolf Plaza

Apr 19, 2023

Getting to Know Rob Dunn and Staff in the Office of University Interdisciplinary Programs

The Office of University Interdisciplinary Programs promotes a campus culture of interdisciplinary excellence and collaboration across academic boundaries. We spoke with Rob Dunn, senior vice provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs, as well as several OUIP staff, about the unit and how it makes a difference on campus. 

Dali Sun

Apr 11, 2023

Department of Defense Awards Physicist Sun $7.5 Million MURI Grant

Dali Sun, associate professor of physics, will lead a study on quantum spin effects in chiral matter. 

Jason Bocarro

Mar 24, 2023

Jason Bocarro Named Owens-Shelton Distinguished Professor

Bocarro is a faculty member in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at the College of Natural Resources. 

Daniela (Ela) Castellanos-Reyes

Mar 21, 2023

Daniela (Ela) Castellanos-Reyes to Join NC State as Assistant Professor Part of Digital Transformation of Education Cluster

Daniela (Ela) Castellanos-Reyes is the newest Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire. In August, she will join the Digital Transformation of Education cluster’s interdisciplinary team and the College of Education as an assistant professor of learning, design and technology. 

aerial view of NC State campus

Mar 21, 2023

Louis-Marie Bobay, Xingcheng Lin to Join NC State as part of Bioinformatics Faculty Cluster

Biologist Louis-Marie Bobay and biophysicist Xingcheng Lin will join NC State in August 2023 as members of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program’s Bioinformatics cluster and as assistant professors in the College of Sciences. 

gecko feet

Feb 15, 2023

Biomimicry on the Move

Last month, the Office of University Interdisciplinary Programs and the Integrative Sciences Initiative held a one-day symposium focused on biomimicry, which seeks inspiration and innovation from nature to tackle challenges and solve problems. 

Wolf Plaza

Jan 31, 2023

Jory Weintraub Named Director of Science Engagement

Jory Weintraub has been named director of science engagement in the Office of University Interdisciplinary Programs, effective January 3. He will report directly to Rob Dunn, senior vice provost for… 

Debbie Acker

Dec 14, 2022

Meet Our New People

Many NC State employees experienced the excitement of coming to campus for the first time or starting a new position in 2022. We spoke to some of our new college deans and academic administrators and found out what makes them proud to be a part of the Wolfpack family.