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Trees cast long shadows on the pathway of the Mary E. Yarbrough Courtyard.

Sowing the Seeds for Equity

Our researchers are engaging communities to cultivate sustainable, inclusive and prosperous environments for all — in part by promoting equitable urban tree planting.

Protecting endangered avian species is more than just research for @ncstatefer Ph.D. student Lauren Pharr—it's a lifelong passion. Recently, her hard work was honored when she was named Young Conservationist of the Year by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation (@ncwildlifefed). 

 “I have only been studying red-cockaded woodpeckers for almost three years, but it feels like a lifetime of nothing but pure satisfaction. Now, it’s all about continuing to understand impacts of a changing world, and in this specific case, climate change, so that we can make sure this species (as well as others) is protected and around for years to come.” —@ldpharr

👀 Check out the link in our bio to learn more about Pharr's research, work with student-founded nonprofit @fieldinclusive and her plans for the future.

📸: Mike Fernandez, @audubonsociety
Time to break out the hoodies and pumpkin spice lattes. Happy first day of fall, y’all. 🍂 

👀 Check out the link in our bio for what to expect this season in terms of leaf peeping.
Junior Haley Jenkins is passionate about being a part of the solution for climate change.

"I have a passion for science and it’s very important to me to see that the natural resources I encounter every day have successful futures." —@haley.jenkiins 

Over the summer, Hailey, who is majoring in sustainable materials and technology (@ncstatefb), served as an undergraduate research assistant with the wood science and engineering program at @oregonstate. While there, Jenkins assisted in testing a species of wood from Japan to ensure its potential usage in residential and housing applications. 

Click the link in our bio to check out Hailey's summer experience.
This summer, one of our recent graduates in the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management (@ncstateprtm) had the opportunity to empower children with chronic medical conditions and serious illnesses. During her internship, Cailsen Lackey '23 served as an adventure counselor at @victoryjunction in Randleman, North Carolina.

"I was interested in becoming an intern at Victory Junction because I wanted to be immersed in a camp where disabilities and illnesses do not define or hold back campers. This proved to be a transformative summer and I’ll take all I learned to future positions in hopes that more recreational sites can be more adaptive and inclusive." —@cailsen

Click the link in our bio to check out Cailsen's summer experience.
A group of #NCStateCNR researchers have been tasked with leading a $10M research initiative. The initiative will examine the impact of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the forest products industry. 🌳 

“Our department is a global leader in research and educational excellence in manufacturing wood, pulp, paper, tissue and hygiene, and packaging products. Our pilot test beds and strong industry support make it a unique place for the execution of this project.” —Dr. Lokendra Pal, Department of Forest Biomaterials (@ncstatefb)

Check out the link in our bio to learn more about this innovative research.