We do, in the form of battlefield technologies developed at NC State University that can alert soldiers to troop movement, and tent materials that protect them from biological and chemical weapons. Firefighters and HAZMAT workers can also thank our researchers for protective outerwear that shields them from hazardous environmental toxins. And our scientists are helping medical personnel feel more secure about their jobs with surgical gowns that repel biohazards such as blood-borne diseases.
These groundbreaking achievements do more than bring acclaim and economic boosts to North Carolina – they truly affect people’s lives in relevant, powerful ways. NC State’s commitment to innovation creates a culture of excellence that spreads to every facet of the University, from unparalleled classroom and laboratory experiences to life-altering research to partnerships that create jobs.