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Sustainable Materials and Technology

Mary Valverde

May 2, 2019

Achieving Sustainable Success

In the College of Natural Resources, graduating senior Mary Paz Alvarez Valverde discovered a passion for understanding “trash” and its significance in today’s world. 

SMT Visit to market

Apr 18, 2019

Design Meets Sustainable Materials at High Point Market

Less than one hundred miles from NC State University, in High Point North Carolina, the world’s largest home furnishing show takes place twice a year, bringing over 75,000 international participants –… 


Apr 14, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Lyndsey Campbell

What was your favorite class and/or memory at NC State? My favorite class was IDS 201- Environmental Ethics because it was such an eye opening learning experience about what is the… 


Mar 12, 2019

Extension: Serving North Carolina and Increasing Consumer Understanding of Wood Products

The mission of Wood Products Extension is to increase the competitiveness and profitability of North Carolina’s wood products industry, improve markets, increase consumer understanding of wood products and their proper… 


Mar 12, 2019

Yao receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

Dr. Yuan Yao is the recipient of the National Science Foundation career award, the most prestigious award for early career faculty. 

Jamie Stapleton

Feb 20, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Jamie Stapleton

What was your favorite thing about NC State? I really loved how you are always receiving valuable information. Once you’re out of school, it’s no one’s job to teach you. It’s… 


Sep 18, 2018

Out of the Classroom and Into the Field

From DC to China to right here on campus, students in the Department of Forest Biomaterials got out of the classroom and into the field this summer to put their… 


Aug 28, 2018

New Program to Fuel Bioeconomy Launches

What do Reebok shoes, fuel and disposable forks have in common? All can be made from biorenewable sources instead of petroleum. This fall, we’re welcoming undergraduate students and teachers as part of a new program to promote the bioproducts industry. 

Garnett Bullock

Aug 28, 2018

Student Spotlight: Garnett Bullock

Garnett Bullock, a Sustainable Materials and Technology major, has completed a number of hands-on experiences while at NC State. From Compost Concierge to Cabinet Installer, he’s able to take a closer… 

Mary Paz Alvarez Valverde

Aug 14, 2018

Student Spotlight: Mary Paz Alvarez Valverde

Sustainable Materials and Technology major Mary Paz Alvarez Valverde is well aware of the benefits of professional development, especially as a student. Recently she traveled to Boston, Massachusetts to network…