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Jun 11, 2024

Darius Ledbetter ’25 Finds His Place in Forestry Program

Ledbetter is pursuing a master’s degree in forestry at the NC State College of Natural Resources.

Jun 7, 2024

Isabella Bevans: Embracing the Muck – Learning About Wetland Conservation Through Experience

As long as I can remember I have dreamed of being a scientist. It wasn’t until 8th grade when I learned about water quality and my passion for environmental science…

Female worker inspects solar panels.

Jun 6, 2024

Building the Renewable Energy Workforce of the Future

A new program aims to enhance the workforce development pipeline for North Carolina students and improve the representation of minorities in the renewable energy sector.

May 17, 2024

FER @ National Conference on Undergraduate Research

The FER Department had four outstanding students that represented the college in this past National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) held in Long Beach, CA. This conference allows selected students…

May 8, 2024

FER Departmental Awards

At the final Departmental Grad Seminar on Thursday 18 April 2024, the FER Graduate Committee announced this year’s winners of the departmental graduate awards.  The Graduate Committee evaluated 27 applications total…

Jordan Hall on NC State's campus

May 8, 2024

Chris DePerno Named 2024-25 ACE Fellow

The American Council on Education (ACE) announced that Chris DePerno, a professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, has been named an ACE Fellow for the 2024-25 academic year.

A doctoral graduate student in her cap and gown stands before an large oak tree.

May 3, 2024

Fueled To Thrive

Wizaso Munthali found her path from Zambia’s environmental protection agency to a Ph.D. and research for a transition towards clean energy.

May 3, 2024

Birdwatching can help students improve mental health, reduce distress

A new study finds people who have nature-based experiences report better well-being and lower psychological distress than those who do not. Birdwatching in particular yielded promising results, with higher gains in subjective well-being and more reduction in distress than more generic nature exposure, such as walks. Because birdwatching is an easily accessible activity, the results…

Apr 30, 2024


By: Dr. Zakiya H. Leggett We were fortunate enough to take 4 high school students, 2 undergraduates (Dominic James and Andrea Casallas) and 2 graduate students (Summer Lauder and Darius…

Apr 26, 2024

Mammals on ‘Sky Islands’ May Be Threatened By Climate Change, Human Development

A new study sheds light on how climate change and human development threaten mammal species living in isolated biodiversity hotspots known as “sky islands.” Researchers placed camera traps throughout Mt. Kenya National Park in East Africa, following the same route up the mountain used by Theodore Roosevelt during his expedition there in 1909. By comparing…