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Your Journey Begins Here

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A lifelong love of writing and dedication to avian conservation has led to a new book for #NCStateCNR's Murry Burgess. Murry, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology program, recently completed her second children’s book, “Sparrow Learns Birds.” 

“Sparrow Learns Birds” follows the story of a five-year-old Black girl who loves to explore the outdoors in her suburban neighborhood. The book, which is the first in a series, focuses on Sparrow watching all of the birds in her backyard and learning how to draw them and identify them by sight, sound and movement. 

“I’ve been writing since I was a little kid. My mom would always help me write down words, color the pictures and make little books as a kid, so I’ve always been writing. It just got to a point where I finally decided to publish a book.

I wanted to make more books that represent minorities. There are hardly any books featuring Black characters or other minority characters, and I wanted to combine that with my love of birds and teach kids how to identify birds through a book.” -@murryloub

👀 Read the full story in the link in our bio.
Happy first day of fall, #NCStateCNR Pack! 🍂🍁
Over the summer, undergraduate researcher Emily Ramanata had a one-of-a-kind internship where she explored the potential of hempcrete. 

Emily Ramanata is a rising junior majoring in sustainable materials and technology in the Department of Forest Biomaterials (@ncstatefb). This summer, Ramanata participated in the Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU) Program at Oregon State University.

"I am one of many students in the REEU program from all over the country. While we all have our own individual projects, we spend a lot of time exploring Oregon and occasionally helping each other with our projects. The project I am working on is testing different chemical components for an adhesive binder to be used in hempcrete. I spend most of my time in a lab testing different samples to see if they meet the criteria for commercial use.

My career objective is to create longer-lasting products from materials with environmental impacts and consumers in mind. This internship gave me a broader perspective on the environmental impacts of materials. Sustainability is a goal that can be constantly improved upon in every field." -@emilyramanata
Today, fifteen @ncstateprtm students in PRT 451 Principles of Recreation Planning and Facility Development set up mini parks and recreation spaces along Morrill Drive. From a "chill station" complete with free books to leaving your mark through an art collage, the first annual Park(ing) Day for NC State Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management was a success. 🎨☀️
Congratulations to #NCStateCNR alumni Melinda Martinez, who was recently recognized with the Elizabeth Sulzman Award. 🎉 This award, given by the Biogeosciences Section of the Ecological Society of America, recognizes graduate research that has been published within two years of graduation. 

Melinda spent four years as a doctoral candidate and graduated in 2021 with a degree in forestry in our @ncstatefer program. During her time in the college, she trekked across coastal North Carolina to study the spread of “ghost forests” — a term used to describe areas of dead trees — due to sea level rise. 

The Sulzman Award recognizes her study, “Drivers of greenhouse gas emissions from standing dead trees in ghost forests,” which was published in the journal Biogeochemistry in May 2021.  In the study, Maelinda and her advisor, Dr. Marcelo Ardón, compared the quantity and type of emissions from dead tree stems to emissions from the soil in ghost forests.

 “Our study shows that it is important to incorporate greenhouse gasses from standing dead trees, especially since there have been more areas experiencing forest dieback in freshwater forested wetlands across the southeastern United States.

I’ve read about Dr. Sulzman, and how amazing she was and a great role model. I can only hope that it would be a paper Dr. Sulzman would love to read.” 

Check out the link in our bio for the full story on Melinda's experience.
NC State’s annual #RespectThePack event celebrates diversity and mutual respect for all people in the Wolfpack community. ❤️🐺 

Visit the link in our story to see how we support diversity and inclusion. #NCStateWWW 

🎨: Mural by @ncstatedesign student
Happy FDOC! 📚🐺 We had the best time welcoming our newest students to the #NCStateCNR Pack yesterday at New Student Convocation. Here’s to all you’ll #ThinkAndDo this semester. #NCStateWWW