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Institutes and Centers

As part of NC State's land-grant mission, we extend our expertise to communities near and far.

Center for Family and Community Engagement

NC State’s Center for Family and Community Engagement (CFACE) provides a range of public service and research. Founded in 2008, the center fosters partnerships among families, communities and the academic sphere that address and support families through community engagement.

CFACE’s work includes:

  • Offering professional training and technical assistance to social workers, child and family teams and other groups across the state.
  • Educating families about social services and related systems.
  • Working with faculty to conduct engaged scholarship in the community.
  • Participating in local, national and global partnerships.

Serving North Carolina’s 100 Counties

The Center for Family and Community Engagement provides its signature training across the state.

Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies

The Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies is dedicated to research about Lebanese immigrants in the U.S. and throughout the world — and to preserving and sharing that knowledge with scholars and the general public.

The center examines historical and contemporary Lebanese immigration in all of its dimensions—social, political, economic, and cultural—through a number of endeavors, including:

  • A physical and digital archive.
  • Digital humanities projects.
  • Museum exhibits, documentaries and other media.
  • A biennial conference.
  • Publications, including the academic journal, Mashriq & Mahjar.

Leading the Way

NC State’s Genetic Engineering and Society Center center is co-led by Jennifer Kuzma, the college’s Goodnight-North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Distinguished Professor in Social Sciences. Kuzma, who studies governance systems for emerging technologies, is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Genetic Engineering and Society Center

Our college proudly supports NC State’s Genetic Engineering and Society (GES) Center.

Positioned at the nexus where science and technology converge with the humanities and social sciences, the GES Center is an international leader in examining the technical, ethical and societal dimensions of the products and impacts of biotechnology.

Solving Social Problems

The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship initiative helps students from across campus apply their passion and skills to change the world.

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