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Tag: College of Natural Resources

Victoria Fuda talking in front of a screen with an image from Thailand.

Dec 14, 2021

What It Means To Think and Do: Turning Passion Into a Career

Victoria Fuda graduated this December with some incredible experience under her belt thanks to private support. Because of NC State’s Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign, she is equipped for a big, bold future as one of the university’s newest alumni. 

Amazon Rainforest deforestation

Nov 30, 2021

Is It Too Late to Save the Amazon Rainforest?

Erin Sills, Edwin F. Conger Professor of Forest Economics and head of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at NC State, explores what the future holds for an ecosystem that faces record deforestation rates. 

National Park Service Guide Taylor Richardson

Nov 23, 2021

Five Questions With National Park Service Guide Taylor Richardson

Taylor Richardson ’19 graduated with a degree in parks, recreation and tourism management with a concentration in parks and natural resource recreation and now serves as a park guide for the National Park Service. Through the College of Natural Resources Enrichment Fund, she received funds to support an Alternative Service Spring Break trip to Hoonah, Alaska, while studying at NC State. 

Wolf Plaza

Nov 16, 2021

New Funding Program Supports Diversity and Inclusion Projects

A new donor-funded program is supporting students, faculty and staff in the College of Natural Resources as they look to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. The program, which is supported by the Community for Diversity Enhancement Account and managed by CNR’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, allows students, faculty and staff to request funds for innovative ideas that help improve retention, climate, culture, inclusive teaching and recruitment activities related to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice within the college. 

The shadow of a wolf statue in Wolf Plaza

Nov 2, 2021

Meet Four of NC State’s Doris Duke Scholars

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program is a two-year experiential learning program for undergraduate students that focuses on conservation and diversity within the conservation field. Learn about the experiences of four NC State students who graduated from the program and how it impacted them. 

The Sustainable and Alternative Fibers Initiative logo (Graphic courtesy SAFI Consortium)

Nov 2, 2021

NC State To Lead Global Research Effort To Develop Sustainable Fibers

The College of Natural Resources recently established the Sustainable and Alternative Fibers Initiative (SAFI), a research consortium that aims to study, develop and promote the utilization of alternative fibers for packaging, hygiene, textiles and other products. SAFI has already raised $1.2 million for research and partnered with 20 companies in order to position the college as the center of excellence for the research, development and utilization of sustainable fibers. 

Wolf Plaza howling wolf statue

Oct 12, 2021

Doris Duke Scholars Program Aims to Promote Diversity in Conservation Science

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Collaborative at NC State provides internship and research experience for undergraduate students interested in conservation and diversity within the conservation field. During the two-year program, the scholars complete a research experience, assist faculty and graduate students with research, complete their own research project and complete a professional internship experience. 

The Outer Banks

Sep 6, 2021

New Partnership Aims to Ensure a Sustainable Future for the Outer Banks

The College of Natural Resources has partnered with Twiddy & Company, a hospitality firm that manages more than 1,100 vacation homes on the Outer Banks, to launch the Lighthouse Fund for Sustainable Tourism. The fund supports Whitney Knollenberg, an assistant professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, as she conducts research and outreach activities across the Outer Banks to promote sustainable tourism development. 

Myron Floyd

Jul 19, 2021

Think and Do: College of Natural Resources

Myron Floyd, dean of NC State’s College of Natural Resources, discusses how donors are making the extraordinary happen in the college every day. 

The belltower on a spring day

Jul 5, 2021

Hasan Jameel Receives UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching

Hasan Jameel, the Jordan Family Distinguished Professor for Natural Resource Innovation in the Department of Forest Biomaterials, is one of 17 recipients representing all 16 of North Carolina’s public universities and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. A member of the faculty since 1987, Jameel has received numerous honors recognizing his teaching, mentoring and scholarship, including the Outstanding Teaching Award (twice), the Outstanding Advisor Award and the Alumni Distinguished Professor Award at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.