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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Energizing African Development
Reducing energy poverty in sub-Saharan Africa could improve everything from air quality to education.
Fieldwork Informs Science — and Changes a Scientist
Examining destructive crop viruses in Kenya connects researchers to both a community and a deeper purpose.
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.)
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.