BEYOND THE BENCH
In a state as advanced as North Carolina, science extends far beyond the lab bench or manufacturing line. For one thing, this section shows how scientific companies turned several North Carolina towns into high-technology centers. In addition, a state driven by science needs a strong academic system to keep up with the demand for workers. The article on here shows training in science that includes high school students, community colleges, and world-renowned universities. Consequently, North Carolina produces budding scientists who perform competitively in the country's most prestigious high school contests.
The growth of science and technology also impacts related industries. For instance, venture capitalists now see North Carolina as a growing opportunity for investment, as described on here. Likewise, the state attracts many supporting industries, from contract research organizations to high-tech specialists, including a glassblower who makes and repairs scientific devices.
This scientific transition for North...