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wood logs

Feb 15, 2021

Biomass: A Sustainable Energy Source for the Future?

From creating sustainable jet fuel to developing consumer goods such as tissue and hygiene products, NC State’s College of Natural Resources is at the forefront of exploring the opportunities and challenges associated with the use of renewable biomass — plants that take in sunlight and carbon dioxide and make solid materials. Among faculty doing research in this field are Stephen Kelley, the Reuben B. Robertson professor in the Department of Forest Biomaterials, and Richard Venditti, the Elis Signe Olson professor and associate dean of research in the college. 

Eric Ellwood with students

Feb 8, 2021

New Plaque Honors Dean Eric Ellwood’s Contributions to the College of Natural Resources

Eric Ellwood, who served as dean of the College of Natural Resources, passed away on May 27, 2020, after a brief illness. This plaque commemorates the lasting impact the Fulbright Fellowship recipient had on the college over the course of his 28-year career at NC State. 

Ryan Barnes

Feb 1, 2021

Five Questions with Process Engineer Ryan Barnes

A scholarship enabled Ryan Barnes to graduate from the College of Natural Resources in 2016 with degrees in paper science and engineering and chemical engineering. He’s now using the skills he gained at NC State as a process engineer for Cree Inc., a North Carolina-based manufacturer of semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency applications and lighting-class LEDs. 

Wolf Plaza copper wolf statues

Jan 5, 2021

Meet the College of Natural Resources’ 2020-2021 Global Change Fellows

The Global Change Graduate Fellows Program provides support for NC State graduate students interested in multidisciplinary research. This year, four students in the College of Natural Resources were named Global Change Fellows. From hydrology to policy, they are helping address a variety of issues. 

Recycle symbol on cardboard

Dec 8, 2020

‘Tis the Season to Recycle

A growing number of consumers are shopping online this holiday season — a trend that could have severe environmental consequences if packaging materials aren’t properly disposed of. Richard Venditti, Elis-Signe Olsson Professor of Pulp and Paper Science and Engineering for the College of Natural Resources, explains how you can help. 

Seminar series announcement

Nov 10, 2020

Diversity Seminar Series to Address Inequities in Natural Resources

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at NC State’s College of Natural Resources is launching a virtual seminar series to address the discrimination and systemic inequalities faced by marginalized individuals in fields related to natural resources. Funded by the Duke Energy Foundation, the Diversity, Inclusion and Racial Equity (DIRE) Dialog seminar series aims to create a lasting impact within the college community that brings about a change-culture to further promote a climate of equity, inclusion and belonging. 

between two rows of hemp in a field

Oct 27, 2020

Industrial Hemp: A More Sustainable Option for the Hygiene Industry

Researchers at NC State’s College of Natural Resources — including Hasan Jameel, Jordan Family Distinguished Professor of Natural Resources Innovation — are using industrial hemp to develop tissue paper products and nanocellulose materials, a move that could help transform the hygiene industry and make it more sustainable while providing new economic opportunities for agriculture and farming communities. 

the Davidsons with Dean Myron Floyd in front of a College of Natural Resources banner

Oct 13, 2020

Alumnus Support Will Enhance Leadership Skills for College of Natural Resources Students

Tom and Ellen Davidson, longtime friends of the College of Natural Resources, have generously made a planned gift that will support students at the College of Natural Resources in building leadership and communication skills before they enter the workforce. 

Rockwood family posing in front of Rockwood Park sign

Oct 6, 2020

Alumnus Support to Fund Undergraduate Research in Tree Improvement

Don Rockwood ’72 and his wife, Joanne, have generously established a planned gift to create the Rockwood Undergraduate Research Award in the College of Natural Resources. This gift will provide opportunities for underrepresented students with an interest in tree and plant genetics to collaborate with faculty researchers in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources. 

Annalise Hafner and Shannon Dolan pose at a table with reusable straw kits at a campus event last year

Sep 1, 2020

A Strawless Step Forward

Park Scholars Shannon Dolan, majoring in environmental sciences, and Annalise Hafner, majoring in biochemistry and nutrition science, are using a grant from the NC State Sustainability Fund to explore ways to reduce the number of single-use plastic straws discarded on campus. Efforts include promoting reusable straws, not using straws at all and using compostable sip lids.