Science Is a Service
At NC State, we pursue practical solutions to real-world problems that affect each of us and society at large. Our expert faculty use science to take on grand-scale challenges, from protecting the global food supply to using regenerative medicine to achieve better patient outcomes. But their research also delves into the seemingly ordinary and familiar world around us, even the things we take for granted. It’s why we believe that science is for everyone — and that everyone benefits from it.
In this ongoing series, our leading researchers explain what they do and why it matters.
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Studying Disease to Prevent Starvation
Research into a disease that affects cassava crops aims to prevent starvation for millions in Africa.
From Transforming Toys to Real Robots
How a love of cartoon robots led to a career developing a new generation of autonomous systems.
You May Be A Scientist And Not Know It
Science is a process, not a collection of facts. (Though the facts are pretty interesting.)
How Farmers and Scientists Saved Cotton in the South
The battle against a powerful pest forged an unprecedented partnership.