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Jun 8, 2022

Chancellor Woodson Talks Bees, Entrepreneurship with Bee Downtown Founder

In episode four of Red Chair Chats, Chancellor Woodson interviews NC State alumna and Bee Downtown founder Leigh-Kathryn Bonner. 

Loujain Al Samara in front of the Belltower in her cap and gown

May 10, 2022

A Perfect Circle

Park Scholar Loujain Al Samara ’22 pursued a broad range of experiences during her four years at NC State, and she graduates this May with a new understanding of what she has learned, how she has grown and what comes next — thanks to private support. 

Alisa Andrews visits Bodie lighthouse on the Thomas Jefferson Scholars retreat.

Feb 8, 2022

Jefferson Scholar Alisa Andrews Is Making Sustainable Differences

Alisa Andrews, a junior double majoring in science, technology and society (STS) and agricultural science, is no stranger to tackling challenges. 

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Dec 14, 2021

Vanessa Merritt Named Fall 2021 Patterson Fellow

Our Fall 2021 Bob Patterson Interdisciplinary Studies Fellow, Vanessa Merritt, demonstrated that humility is at the core of greatness during her time at NC State. 

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May 11, 2021

Paige Swanson Named Spring 2021 Patterson Fellow

Our Spring 2021 Bob Patterson Interdisciplinary Studies Fellow, Paige Swanson, demonstrated generosity, empathy, humility, open-mindedness, creativity, altruism and gratitude — all characteristics of Dr. Bob Patterson — during her time at NC State. 

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Apr 12, 2021

International Studies Major Gains Real-World Experience Through Clinical Service Role

Meet Julie Penaloza, an international studies major who also works full-time as a clinical service technician in WakeMed’s pathology department. 

2021 Buchdahl Poster

Mar 8, 2021

Indigenous Science and Technology Studies, Governance, and Decolonization

with Dr. Kimberly TallBear, University of Alberta Like traditional Science and Technology Studies, the new field of Indigenous STS studies the cultures, politics, and histories of non-Indigenous science and technology efforts. In addition, it studies Indigenous-led science and technology, including knowledges classified as “traditional.”  Indigenous STS refuses the purported divide between scientific and Indigenous knowledges,… 

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Dec 15, 2020

Rebekah Brown Named Fall 2020 Patterson Fellow

Our Fall 2020 Bob Patterson Interdisciplinary Studies Fellow, Rebekah Brown, has demonstrated empathy, generosity, humility, open-mindedness, creativity, altruism, and gratitude in her time at NC State. 

belltower behind trees

Jul 9, 2020

Welcome Our New Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty

Kristen Alff joins the Department of History and the Interdisciplinary Studies Program as assistant professor in the areas of history and international studies. Xavier Pickett joins the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and the Interdisciplinary Studies Program as an assistant professor of religious studies. 


May 8, 2020

Brianna Johns and Heather Palmateer Named Spring 2020 Patterson Fellows

Meet the two Spring 2021 recipients of the Bot Patterson Interdisciplinary Studies Fellowship.