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The wolf wood sculpture in Talley Student Union

Jan 23, 2023

New NC State Crowdfunding Projects Launch

NC State Crowdfunding has launched seven new projects this winter to connect the Wolfpack community with causes they are passionate about and that help our students, faculty and staff bring their ideas to life. 

Chia Ven Pao in Egypt in front of the Sphinx and Great Pyramids of Giza

Jan 23, 2023

A Welcoming Hand

NC State mathematics professor Chia Ven Pao helped hundreds of Chinese students transition from their home country to life in the U.S. during his time with the Pack. Now, some of those students have created a scholarship fund in his memory. 

Forrest Hentz at the blackboard in Dabney 222 in the 1960s.

Jan 16, 2023

Hentz Made Chemistry Make Sense

Longtime NC State chemistry professor and inaugural recipient of the Holladay Medal Forrest C. Hentz died in December at the age of 89. The College of Sciences established the Forrest C. Hentz Jr. Scholarship Endowment following his retirement on June 30, 2002, and the family requests all memorials be directed to that or in the planting of a tree or flower in his memory. 

The wolf wood sculpture in Talley Student Union

Jan 3, 2023

Persistence Pays Off

Whether it’s learning English or earning a college degree or surviving a near-fatal illness, Goodnight Scholar and College of Sciences graduate Jesús Vina Moreno ’22 has learned that persistence really does pay off. 

the Memorial Belltower

Jan 3, 2023

Ke Cheng Named Executive Director of Interdisciplinary Scholarship

Ke Cheng has been named executive director of interdisciplinary scholarship in the Office of University Interdisciplinary Programs, effective Oct. 1, 2022. In addition to being the Randall B. Terry, Jr. Distinguished Professor in Regenerative Medicine in the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences and Department of Biomedical Engineering, which will remain his primary appointment, he is also a University Faculty Scholar and a member of the Translational Regenerative Medicine cluster in the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program. 

Alun Lloyd

Dec 19, 2022

Mathematical Biologist Lloyd Named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Alun Lloyd, Drexel Professor of Mathematics, has been named as the College of Sciences’ associate dean for academic affairs. As associate dean, Lloyd will lead the college’s Office of Academic Affairs and oversee student-centered programming and engagement, curricula development and assessment, enrollment management, advising and scholarships, among other responsibilities. 

From left, Dean Bunce, Zenith Medal for Service recipient; Nora Gardner, Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient; Dean Chris McGahan; Ashley Tharp, Student Excellence Award (graduate) recipient; and Albert Hopping, Outstanding Young Alumnus Award recipient.

Dec 19, 2022

College of Sciences Honors Outstanding Alumni and Student Achievements With 2022 Awards

The College of Sciences has recognized three alumni and two students with its annual awards for outstanding achievements and contributions. Among them is Dean Bunce ’86, recipient of the Zenith Medal for Service, whose advocacy throughout the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign and his service on the College of Sciences Foundation Board of Directors played a vital role in the college’s campaign success. 


Nov 14, 2022

Minh-Thu Dinh is NC State’s 2022 Leader of the Pack

Electrical engineering major and Goodnight Scholar Minh-Thu Dinh received the award during NC State’s homecoming football game. Chemistry/science education major and Park Scholar Zachary VanHekken was also recognized for having the highest GPA among the finalists. 

The Memorial Belltower lit red

Nov 14, 2022

Physicist LeBlanc Wins $1.15M Chan Zuckerberg Science Diversity Leadership Award

Sharonda LeBlanc, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics, has received a Science Diversity Leadership Award from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The five-year, $1.15 million grant will support LeBlanc’s project entitled “Time-resolved Molecular Mechanisms of Ribosome Assembly.” 

Students work together in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library

Oct 18, 2022

Integrative Sciences Initiative: Fostering Cross-Discipline Collaboration at NC State

NC State’s new Integrative Sciences Initiative (ISI) and Integrative Sciences Building (ISB) will bring together students and scholars from across various disciplines to transform STEM research and education. For more information on how you can support ISI/ISB, contact Tony Reevy at