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Category: Environmental Sciences Student Spotlights

NC State student Tatiana Frontera stands in the Madison River in Montana.

Aug 4, 2022

Montana Conservation Corps Intern Tatiana Frontera is Safeguarding the Outdoors

This summer, Frontera is interning with the Montana Conservation Corps in support of the Madison River Foundation in Ennis, Montana. 

Jun 20, 2022

Sara Bassett: Campus Sustainability through Composting

Did you know that dining hall food scraps at NC State can be recycled through State’s own composting facility and used to fertilize crops being grown for those same dining halls?… 

May 19, 2022

Sam Shaw: My Tesla Experience

Elon Musk once said, “I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.” I decided I wanted to be a part of it and applied for the… 

Apr 29, 2022

Ian Warr: Through the Woods and Wetlands

The triangle region of North Carolina is one of the fastest growing areas in the country (Census.gov). Tens of thousands of people are moving here every year. To compensate for… 

Zoom - Teresa Purello: Seeing the World From Home - Forestry and Environmental Resources NC State University

Mar 3, 2022

Teresa Purello: Seeing the World From Home

Less than 600 people have ever been to space. Less than 600 people have ever left this planet and seen it for what it truly is: a giant entity made… 

Jan 20, 2022

Layne Randolph: Instagramming My Way Through the Forest

As a typical Gen Z college student, social media is life. I spend way too many hours a day looking at my phone and scrolling through feed on Instagram, Snapchat,… 

Jul 26, 2021

Ask an Expert: How Dangerous is Wildfire Smoke?

NC State expert Jennifer Richmond-Bryant discusses how wildfire smoke can impact human health, even if it's from thousands of miles away. 

Hunter with a shotgun - Decline in Hunting Threatens Conservation Funding - Forestry and Environmental Resources NC State University

Jan 27, 2021

Decline in Hunting Threatens Conservation Funding

Fewer Americans are taking up hunting every year, a trend that has wildlife agencies across the country looking for new ways to fund conservation. 

Dec 10, 2020

Kate Shadwell: The Internship that Changed My Life

This is how a farm internship changed my life. In February 2020, I started my internship at the Eco-Institute in Chapel Hill. My duties consisted of basic farming skills like… 

Deja Perkins with Barn Swallow bird - Graduation to Vocation: Connecting Environmental Justice and Birding - Forestry and Environmental Resources NC State University

Nov 24, 2020

Graduation to Vocation: Connecting Environmental Justice and Birding

Deja Perkins explores how environmental and social justice impacts birding and wildlife.