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What is our work? Impact.

Our Work Is Transformation

August 31, 2012

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NC State University engineers solutions, cultivates knowledge, advances research, produces leaders, invigorates the economy and creates a better, more connected world. For 125 years our people, our place and our work have transformed lives in North Carolina, throughout the nation and across the globe.

From cloths that protect firefighters against 1,000-degree heat to bandages that heal wounds as they shield them, our research yields real, practical results that make our world better. NC State research is work that matters.

Whether it’s turning veterinary breakthroughs into human therapies or developing promising students into productive leaders, NC State is transforming lives. Our faculty teaches tomorrow’s soldiers the cultural skills to thrive in modern deployments, and our students feed the hungry at home and abroad. That’s our work: life preserved, life enriched, life transformed.

Our engagement, extension, economic development and alumni networks generate $7.3 billion annually for North Carolina’s economy. Our entrepreneurship and research have produced more than 90 startups employing 3,000 people and more than 200 new consumer products.

NC State’s research generates more efficient, more innovative, more renewable solutions to some of the world’s greatest energy challenges. We’ve also been named one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible universities.

Our work creates impact in the places where it matters most: in the classroom, in the lab, in the workforce, across North Carolina and around the world. Our innovative research and practical instruction are shaping the future. Join us.