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Podcast: Private Support With Joshua Pierce

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On this episode of the NC State Philanthropy Podcast, we’re joined by Joshua Pierce, the executive director of NC State’s new Integrative Sciences Initiative (ISI). ISI is transforming teaching, research and discovery in chemistry and other STEM fields at NC State by employing the latest technology, solving major societal challenges and training a new generation of interdisciplinary scientists ready for every future opportunity.

At its heart is the Integrative Sciences Building (ISB), a new $180 million facility currently being built on the Brickyard where Harrelson Hall once stood. ISB is being made possible by public funding from the state of North Carolina as well as the private support of NC State donors. The cutting-edge building will provide vital space for STEM teaching and research space at NC State and serve as a catalyst for transforming the sciences.

Pierce is also the Howard J. Schaeffer Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, having been awarded the honor earlier this year. The professorship was made possible thanks to a gift from Burroughs Wellcome Company and is enabling Pierce to pursue his personal research in addition to his duties as executive director of ISI.

To learn more about the Integrative Sciences Initiative, please visit If you’d like to hear even more stories of Wolfpack success, please subscribe to the NC State Philanthropy Podcast today in the Apple or Google Podcast stores, on Spotify or through Stitcher. Be sure to leave a comment and rating as well to let us know how we’re doing!

This post was originally published in Giving News.