Science Is a Service
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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.
Can Tiny Plumbing Fix Broken Hearts?
Researchers at NC State are helping advance the field of regenerative medicine.
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.
Atoms, Batteries and the Workforce of the Future
Thinking small can have a big impact on everything from the car you drive to the phone in your hand.
The Brave New World of Social Media Screening for New Hires
How social media tracking is tripping up job applicants, employers and the White House.
Your Everyday Decisions Reveal the Value of Science
There’s been a fair amount of discussion recently about whether science is worth supporting.