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Our research changes lives. We provide state-of-the-art resources, nurture alliances that stimulate innovation,
and promote the discoveries of our world-renowned research community.

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Researcher Support

From funding and proposal prep to project management, we are here to help.

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Centers + Institutes

NC State’s interdisciplinary programs are ahead of the pack in groundbreaking research.

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NC State is on Milken Institute’s list of top 25 best universities for technology transfer.

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Strengthening Research with Shared Resources

With NC State engaging in record-high levels of research activity year after year, the university’s Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development is constantly working to identify and meet crucial research needs. One of those needs is access to state-of-the-art instrumentation, which boosts NC State’s competitiveness in research proposals and facilitates recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

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2017 Research Image Contest – Faculty & Staff Winners

Second Annual Research Image Contest

In 2016, the Graduate School, University Communications and the College of Sciences sponsored the first ever NC State Research Image Contest, open only to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. This year, the contest expanded to include faculty and staff as well, and was sponsored by Research, Innovation, and Economic Development (ORIED).

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Research Results

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Risks and Rewards in the Nuclear Age

It’s the carbon-free fuel that powers steam turbines on the electrical grid and helps doctors detect tumor cells. But technological challenges and national security threats have scientists working overtime to keep nuclear energy safe and reliable.

Part 1: Can Science Save America’s Nuclear Industry?

Part 2: Data Detectives Track Down Stray Nukes

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