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Lauren Pharr and Murry Burgess smile and make the Wolfpack sign

Mar 15, 2023

Inclusivity Outdoors: Making Field Research Safer

Two NC State graduate students founded Field Inclusive, a nonprofit to make field research safer for all — especially researchers from marginalized communities. 

Melinda Martinez

Sep 16, 2022

Forestry Alumni Melinda Martinez Recognized with Sulzman Award

College of Natural Resources alumni, Melinda Martinez received the award for her study exploring greenhouse gas emissions in ghost forests. 

Shannon McAvoy stands in front of an NC State University sign

Aug 23, 2022

Collaborators Wanted for Community Science Project Led by Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. Student

As an AGU Thriving Earth Exchange Fellow, Shannon McAvoy is partnering with a community science project to conduct a Quality of Life Assessment. She is now recruiting volunteers with experience in economic development planning. 

NC State student poses in front of the NASA logo at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory headquarters in Pasadena, California

Aug 23, 2022

NASA Intern Elyssa Collins is Using Satellite Data to Study Earth’s Water Resources

This summer, Elyssa Collins is interning with the Water and Ecosystems Group at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. 

NC State student Katie Kolcusky - Graduation to Vocation: Katie Kolcusky is Using Data to Support Policy - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

May 6, 2022

Graduation to Vocation: Katie Kolcusky is Using Data to Protect Nature

Katie Kolcusky will graduate in May 2022 with a professional master’s degree in geospatial information science and technology (MGIST). Upon graduation, she will work as a solution engineer with Esri’s National Government Team. 

Tanner Sulser

Mar 3, 2022

Living in Nashville, Learning at NC State

Tanner Sulser is an NC State graduate student completing the online Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Assessment and Development. Sulser recently switched jobs and he accredits this certificate to be a significant reason as to why he was hired. 

Tira Beckham

Feb 23, 2022

Celebrating Black Excellence: Tira Beckham is Tackling Climate Change

Tira Beckham, a graduate student in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, is studying the socio-political barriers to climate resilience in low-income, rural, inland communities. 

Deja Perkins

Feb 23, 2022

Deja Perkins Recognized as One of North Carolina’s Black STEM Leaders

Deja Perkins, a Ph.D. student studying geospatial analytics at the NC State College of Natural Resources, is co-organizer of #BlackBirdersWeek and the BlackAFinSTEM Collective. 

NC State Graduate Student Matt Snider - NC State Student Supports Wildlife Conservation in Africa - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Jan 24, 2022

NC State Student Supports Wildlife Conservation in Africa

Matt Snider, a doctoral student, is conducting camera trap studies at Kasanka National Park in Zambia to better understand the effects of habitat loss and to combat poaching. 

Hayley Tate

Nov 30, 2021

Graduation to Vocation: Hayley Tate is Promoting Wellness through Recreation

Hayley Tate will soon graduate with a master’s degree in parks, recreation, tourism and sport management. She is currently a licensed recreational therapist with UNC Health.