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Sargassum, brown seaweed algae, on the beach, Akumal Bay, Mexico.

Mar 22, 2023

Sargassum is a Growing Problem. Researchers May Have a Solution

Funded with a $2.25 million grant from the Department of Energy, NC State researchers will collect sargassum and combine it with wood waste to produce sustainable aviation fuel and battery-grade graphite. 

Headshot of Brian Cardini and Zach Myers

Mar 20, 2023

Brian Cardini Memorial Scholarship Keeps Beloved Student’s Legacy Alive

Brian Cardini was one of those guys you never forget. And his friends who created the Brian Cardini Memorial Scholarship through NC State’s College of Natural Resources never have and never will.  

Close-up of copper wolf statue

Mar 3, 2023

Martin Hubbe Awarded 2023 Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal Award

Established in 1928, the Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal Award is the highest honor that the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) can bestow upon an individual. 

Nathalie Lavoine examines a bioproduct in a lab

Feb 21, 2023

Nathalie Lavoine Selected for 2022 TAPPI NanoDivision Mid-Career Award

Lavoine, an assistant professor of forest biomaterials at NC State, studies the use of biomass-derived nanoparticles for sustainable product design, processing and engineering. 

Feb 16, 2023

New Research Program Investigates Carbon Footprint of Fibers to Combat Climate Change

“This is groundbreaking research that will help in the fight against climate change by providing quantitative information that consumers can use in their purchase decision-making,” said NC State professor Ronalds Gonzalez. 

Nathan Honeycutt stands in front of machinery

Jan 25, 2023

5 Questions with Continuous Improvement Manager Nathan Honeycutt

Honeycutt '18 now works at Arauco, a global manufacturer of forest products. 

Students examine papermaking machinery.

Dec 16, 2022

Nicholson Scholarship Supports First-Generation Paper Science Students

Bart Nicholson '81 was the first of his family to go to college and has never forgotten the impact – and importance – of that moment in his personal history. 

Talley Student Union from a distance.

Nov 28, 2022

These NC State Students Are Improving On-Campus Sustainability

Six students from the College of Natural Resources have been selected as members of the 2022-23 cohort for the NC State Sustainability Office's Campus as a Classroom internship program. 

Graduates stand together and embrace each other during the commencement ceremony at PNC Arena.

Nov 16, 2022

USDA Chief Scientist Chavonda Jacobs-Young To Deliver NC State Fall Commencement Address

Three-time NC State alumna Chavonda Jacobs-Young returns to deliver the commencement address to summer and fall graduates. 

Students examine a water quality meter.

Nov 15, 2022

Growing Tomorrow’s Natural Resource Leaders

In the College of Natural Resources, planet Earth provides the classroom, and nature’s bounty the curriculum — but it’s the people who set it apart.