Centennial Campus: a National Model for University Research Parks
Centennial Campus leads as a model for government, business and university partnerships and mixed-use environments. It covers 1,227 acres and is comprised of two campuses: the 1,013-acre Centennial Campus and the 214-acre Centennial Biomedical Campus.
More than 75 NC State University research centers, academic units and laboratories populate the Centennial Campus, including:
- College of Textiles, the largest college textiles program in the US
- College of Engineering, the 4th largest undergraduate engineering program in the US
- College of Veterinary Medicine, ranked 3rd by US News & World Report
- The Graduate School
- The Technology Incubator, along with NC State's Office of Technology Transfer, helps faculty and entrepreneurs commercialize products and processes.
- The Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center is an 82,500 square foot instructional facility for the support of biomanufacturing and biopharmaceutical industries.
More than 2,300 employees of over 60 corporate, governmental and non-profit organizations work alongside NC State University faculty, staff, post-docs and students on Centennial Campus. Major corporate and governmental partners include:
- Red Hat
- Ming Yang Wing Power
- National Weather Service (NOAA)
- US Department of Agriculture
Centennial Campus supports facilities unique to the United States, including:
- The only National Science Foundation-funded smart grid research center
- One of the top digital games research centers
- The only next-generation wireless test bed systems
- The only research park with an aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscope