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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. 

Ellison Lambert posing in front of a statue

Aug 4, 2020

Five Questions with Ronald McDonald House Events Coordinator Ellison Lambert

NC State alumna Ellison Lambert '19 recently shared how the College of Natural Resources and experiences through its enrichment fund prepared her for a career as events coordinator with the Ronald McDonald House. Lambert also is former president of Students for University Advancement. 

Matthew Byington posing on rock formations

Jul 28, 2020

Graduation to Vocation: Developing Testing Standards for Sustainable Materials

Matthew Byington, a College of Natural Resources scholarship recipient, plans to attack environmental issues at their source in order to protect the wild places he loves. 

small wood stick samples tied with orange string

Jul 10, 2020

NC State Spin-off TreeCo To Breed a Better Forest

Rodolphe Barrangou, NC State's Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Professor in Probiotics Research, and Jack Wang, an assistant professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, have co-founded TreeCo, a new company that aims to revolutionize the forestry industry by combining insights from tree genetics with the power of genome editing.