Humor is a tool underutilized in the area of climate change; yet comedy has the power to effectively connect people, information, ideas, and new ways of thinking/acting.
In this 6th annual competition, we seek to harness the powers of climate comedy through compelling, resonant and meaningful VIDEOS – up to 2 minutes in length – to meet people where they are, and open them up to new and creative engagement.
Must be a citizen of Planet Earth; work created since January 2020 is accepted; works must be less than 2 minutes in length, captured through video; CU Boulder employees are not eligible.
Call for Applications: The 2021 Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis
After a successful inaugural 2020 Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis, we are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2021 Fellowship. This year-long experience will convene a cohort of twenty climate change thought leaders, the majority of whom will be women and people of color, and will provide extraordinary support, leadership skills and knowledge to ensure their ideas shape not only their fields but the greatest and most urgent conversation of our age. The Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis is part of a national initiative to change who writes history. Learn More» Apply Now
Graduate Student Opportunities
Now Accepting Applications: TRIO Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
The TRIO Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program is now accepting applications to complete our 2020-21 cohort. TRIO McNair is a federally-funded program designed to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups who go on to graduate studies leading to the completion of their doctoral degree.
The application and all materials are due on March 31st. Our application is now available online and as a downloadable file. As a part of the application, we have now included an eligibility checklist to assist students in determining their initial eligibility* for the program (*does not guarantee acceptance).
Two Information Sessions remaining:
TODAY, Friday, February 19, 1:00-2:00 pm
Friday, March 19, 1:00-2:00 pm
More information and application materials are available on our website: Future McNair Scholars or Application Guidelines
Undergraduate Student Opportunities
The Museum of Life & Science Challenge
The Museum of Life & Science is delighted to announce a green transportation engineering, entrepreneurial, and planning challenge called Go Carbon Neutral!
All STEM undergraduate students currently enrolled at accredited North Carolina colleges, community colleges, or universities are invited to participate. If you create a winning solution for reducing carbon emissions in North Carolina you could win cash prizes!
Competitors can register and submit an initial project proposal no later than March 1st.
Applicants will choose a transportation challenge and propose a strategy and/or solution to it. Transportation categories may include but are not limited to energy, fuel, infrastructure, alternative vehicles, or modes of transportation. Semi-finalists will present their ideas at a virtual public event on March 29th and winners will be showcased on a webinar on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22. Winners will receive cash prizes and opportunities to promote their work within the STEM community.
For full details on the program, including an upcoming webinar on transportation challenges faced in NC, full rules for entry, sample projects from prior years of the competition, and what competitors might win, visit the project website. Or for more information about the competition and how to apply, check out our informational webinar here!
Register for the Challenge
Study Abroad Opportunities
Apply Now for Summer 2021
We have partnered with some of our exchange universities around the globe to offer programs to our students this summer! Attend a Summer Study Abroad 101 Information Session to learn more about these new program offerings and to start the process of going abroad! Deadlines are March 15th.
Programs Available for Fall 2021
Want to study abroad next fall? There is still time to apply for a handful of programs like our Namibia: Wildlife Aerial Observatory program or NC State Prague. Most of these extended deadlines for Fall 2021 fall on March 1st!
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
If you are a Pell Grant recipient planning to study abroad this coming summer, fall, or academic year, be sure to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship! This is a significant award where applicants can receive up to $5,000 if selected as a recipient. The deadline to apply is March 2nd, and we offer individual advising for this scholarship in order to help you navigate the application process.
NCUR 2021 @Home
Coming soon to a screen near you! If you haven’t already heard, NCUR 2021 will be delivered as a digital event, NCUR @Home on April 12th-14th. This is an exciting opportunity for thousands of undergraduate researchers from all disciplinary corners to get together for a unique virtual conference experience. Participants will gain experience presenting their research to a broad audience, opportunities for professional development including a virtual graduate school fair, networking sessions with other students and faculty in their fields, and more!
Final registration deadline is March 19th
Submit an Abstract and view guidelines
Undergraduate Research – Virtual Conference Award
The Office of Undergraduate Research has created a research award for undergraduate researchers to attend virtual conferences. This award temporarily replaces the OUR Travel Awards while travel is restricted. These awards are to assist students in presenting their research at disciplinary virtual conferences.
Current undergraduates at NC State University may apply to receive an award amount equal to the cost of registration. These awards will cover conference registration, other expenses will not be covered. Visit go.ncsu.edu/confaward
UNIDE: Undergraduate Network for Increasing Diversity of Ecologists
We are pleased to announce that the Undergraduate Network for Increasing Diversity of Ecologists (UNIDE) RCN proposal to the National Science Foundation has been funded! Our project aims to build a sustainable and interdisciplinary network of ecologists, educators, and social scientists to address how cultural and social barriers impact human diversity in ecology and environmental disciplines (EE). Our activities will be planned to identify current culturally value-laden concepts that are foundational in ecology and environmental science; to develop evidence-based strategies to improve inclusion in culturally or ethnically lopsided environments; to assess the relative impact of color-blind compared to “identity-safe” teaching interventions at the university level; and to develop and promote pedagogy that promotes social-belonging in support of greater inclusiveness in EE education.
We will soon send information on opportunities to participate. If you are interested in participating or simply receiving updates on our activities, you can opt-in to our mailing list.
Ph.D. Student Vishnu Mahesh Vivek Nanda
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Vishnu Mahesh Vivek Nanda splits his time between NC State and the Wake County Innovation Center / GeoLab as part of an innovative partnership between the Center for Geospatial Analytics and Wake County government.
On the twelfth floor of the Wake County Office Building in downtown Raleigh, something very exciting is afoot: academic researchers and government experts are working side-by-side as never before to innovate the future. “That floor is an energized floor,” says Vishnu Mahesh Vivek Nanda, Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student at North Carolina State University. “Things are happening there.”
Vishnu should know. He spends his Fridays on the twelfth floor, working on an experimental new project between NC State’s Center for Geospatial Analytics and Wake County government called “Geo-IDEAS: Geo–Innovation, Developing Analytics Solutions for Wake County.” The collaboration is led by his co-advisors, center faculty fellows Perver Baran and Laura Tateosian, and Wake County’s GIS System & Application Team Supervisor Carter Vickery. Their mission is to innovate how Wake County analyzes and uses spatial data, by sharing expertise between academia and government.
Student Support Services
Protect Yourself and Protect the Pack!
For your safety and protection, we have placed face masks & hand sanitizer bottles for your use outside of Biltmore 2018. Please take one of each as needed and remember that hand sanitizer refills are placed at various locations throughout campus for your convenience.
Student Step-By-Step Assistance
Are you struggling with virtual learning? Are you challenged with trying to make social connections? Are you unsure about how to contact someone? Do you need available resources for emergency situations, financial aid, food insecurity, etc.? DASA has created a step-by-step help guide here.
FREE Academic Assistance
The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides free academic assistance to NC State students enrolled in many high-demand gateway courses. All services will be offered virtually during the spring 2021 semester. Programs include:
- writing and speaking services for both undergraduate and graduate students for assistance at any stage of the writing process
- weekly academic peer mentoring – non-content specific support for academic success skills (including time management and organization)
- drop-in tutoring for 100 and 200-level chemistry, math and physics courses
- weekly group tutoring for select 100 and 200-level chemistry, math, and physics courses
- 1:1 tutoring by appointment for many gateway biology, economics, chemistry, math, physics, psychology, and statistics courses
- Supplemental Instruction (SI) for many 100 and 200-level chemistry sections
Further information can be found at go.ncsu.edu/asc.
Free Tutoring Available to Undergraduates
The CNR Academic Affairs Office is providing a FREE virtual tutoring service. This will give CNR undergraduate students easy and regular access to a tutor that can assist them in a select group of courses. You must be in a CNR major to be eligible for this service. Click this link for more information.
FREE Individual Tutoring is also available for additional courses, please complete the Request A Tutor form. For more information regarding CNR student resources, please visit our website.
What classes are covered?
For the Spring 2021 semester, we have hired tutors in our drop-in center to assist with the following courses:
- Math (MA 111, 131,141, 241, 242)
- Chemistry (CH 101, 102, 112, 113, 114, 115, 201, 202, 205, 221, 222)
- Physics (PY 131, 205)
- Statistics (ST 311)
- Agricultural & Resources Economics (ARE 201)
- GIS 280
- We have coverage for these courses as well (COM 110, BIO 181, 183, FOR 260, 252, 414)
When are the CNR VIRTUAL TUTORING CENTER services available?
Click here to meet our tutors and to view the available days/times for the Spring 2021 semester Virtual Tutoring Center. You can submit your request here.
Also, the former University Tutorial Center recently moved to the new Academic Success Center on the 2nd floor in the renovated D.H. Hill Jr Library! Please contact Barbara Windom with any questions (919) 515-8496 or visit our new website for more information at asc.dasa.ncsu.edu.
Available Space for Students
As a reminder, most campus libraries are still open to all students to use as a resource. At this time, the Jordan Hall library is currently under renovation. View other location hours here.
Safety Escort Services
In conjunction with University Housing, the University Police Department provides a walking safety escort service to protect students, faculty and staff on campus. Escorted persons will be accompanied by a uniformed security guard or a university police officer depending on the time of day. Detailed information on safety escort services can be viewed here.
American Society of Quality
The American Society for Quality (ASQ), Student Branch at NC State is looking for students who are interested in quality or want more information about how quality is found in every discipline. We try to have monthly meetings where we bring in a speaker to teach about their experiences with quality, usually these speakers are members of the ASQ professional chapter of Raleigh. We also are in desperate need of new leadership so if you are wanting to build your resume let us know!
Please reach out to former Chair Kristine Kesling, our campus advisor Dr. Ola Harrysson, or our professional chapter advisor Mark Morton, Sr. if you have any questions or would like to join the club!
Graduate Student Professional Development Consultations
The Graduate School Professional Development Team is happy to offer one-on-one virtual consultations regarding writing, teaching, career exploration, faculty job searches and more, via Zoom video conferencing. Graduate students and postdoc trainees can schedule appointments with Vanessa Doriott Anderson (Senior Director of Teaching and Communication Programs), Katie Homar (Director of Academic and Engineering Writing Support), Chris Smith (Postdoctoral Affairs Program Manager), and Joe Aldinger (Director of Accelerate to Industry) by clicking their names to see available meeting times. Please share these schedules with your scholars.