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Upcoming Opportunities

NC State Extension Summer Internship Program

Application deadline is TODAY, February 19th!

  • In summer 2021, we have 26 available internships across the state of North Carolina
  • Students earn $4800 for this 10-week program
  • We are seeking students whose academic background is relevant to Extension, especially: agronomy; animal science; horticultural science; youth development; nutrition; food science; family and consumer sciences; agricultural and resource economics; communications; biological and agricultural engineering; agricultural and Extension education; and others.
  • NC State students apply in ePack. The job title is “NC Cooperative Extension Summer Internship,” and the ID number is 129610


CareerCON 2021 – February 21, 2021

Reach your future goals, learn from career experts and network with hiring managers and alumni!  View full details»


Spring Alternative Service Break Opportunities are open!

Check out these great Spring ASB engagement opportunities that are happening and open now! We may not be in person, but the community and connections are strong.  Some experiences are multiple-day opportunities and others will be just a one-time offering.  ALL of them are at NO COST to you! 

You will see that some of the dates and times are currently being planned and so you can sign up if you are interested and more information will be available as soon as available. The website will be updated as soon as we have confirmed details so you can always check back.

Fill out the Registration Form and please note that there are a few additional questions for the Service for Peace experience.  Reach out to Adam Culley with questions.


ACC Meeting of the Minds Undergrad Research Conference

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is honored to host the 15th annual ACC Meeting of the Minds! The event will take place via Symposium on April 9-10, 2021, when five students from each ACC school will present their research via an online conference.  The conference is held each spring and celebrates undergraduate research and provides an opportunity for sharing ideas and collaboration.

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) at NC State is looking for students wanting to share their research and participate in this prestigious gathering of the top ACC undergraduate researchers.  To apply use the link below to complete the application and have a letter of recommendation from a faculty mentor emailed to Heather King at – the deadline is February 23rd at 11:59 pm.

Click here to apply to present!


Developing Cultural Competency – Student Certificate Program

The Developing Cultural Competency program is now accepting applications for the Spring.  With reductions in NC State study abroad opportunities this year, here is a chance for NC State students to engage with the international students among you in a meaningful way.  These opportunities allow both student populations to explore topics that they are interested in while learning along with those from other cultural backgrounds and perspectives.

View remaining Spring Sessions | Register here | Email with questions


Statistics Power Half-Hour

Open to anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of statistics.  Join us for short online discussions of important statistical concepts.  Register using the links below:

What is a Bootstrap?  February 25th – 1:00-1:30 pm

Statistical Reasoning 101  March 4th – 1:00-1:30 pm


C-CoAST Seminar Series

The next Seminar is February 25thThese will occur every other Thursday on topics spanning a wide range of disciplinary expertise including human migration, climatology, and compound flood hazards (download flier here). We will conclude on April 22nd with a round-table discussion about “Facilitating Radically Trans-disciplinary Research in Coastal Science”. Register for this seminar and the entire series on our website.


Coffee & Viz Seminar

Please join us online on Friday, February 26th at 9:30 am for our next Coffee & Viz seminar, Data Showing: Communicating Visually With Your Reader in Mind.

Building on her work as co-PI for an Institute for Emerging Issues-supported project on mapping local North Carolina community “Data Stories,” Dr. Deborah Littlejohn, Associate Professor of Graphic Design in the College of Design, will present a reader-centric approach to data presentation that uses principles from user experience and graphic design with the goal of helping data readers craft narrative understandings of the information.

This event is FREE and open to the public but requires registration. Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to the event.  Register here

This event is part of the NC State University Libraries on-going Coffee & Viz series. Attendees will have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing to receive (via mail) their choice of a coffee bag or tea tin and a mug from locally-owned sweet shop Anisette.


Applications Open for Next Year’s Social Innovation Fellows Cohort

The Social Innovation Fellows is an award-winning co-curricular program that is open to undergraduate and graduate students from every college at NC State. Fellows commit to one year of working on teams (both inter- and multi-disciplinary) of peers, mentors, entrepreneurial experts, and local and international social enterprises. During that time, we provide tools and resources (including $1,000 per team) for them to learn and practice solving complex social problems.

The application will remain open through March 1st.  Interested students can also read more about us on our website, check out our video, learn about our current activities on Instagram, and reach out to me directly if they have questions. Students that are ready to apply can do so via this link. Please feel free to share this information and the attached flyer with faculty, staff, and students. 


Environmental Justice in North Carolina: Then, Now, and Later

Join the first Global Change Seminar of the Spring semester, organized and hosted by the Southeast CASC Global Change Fellows!

Tuesday, March 2nd | 3:00-4:00 pm


  • Dr. Louie Rivers III, Associate Professor, North Carolina State University Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
  • Deja Perkins, Community Engagement Specialist, Crowd the Tap
  • Dr. Madhusudan Katti, Associate Professor, North Carolina State University Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
  • Autumn Locklear, Climate Epidemiologist, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Summary: The Global Change Fellows of the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center have congregated a multi-disciplinary panel to discuss Environmental Justice (EJ) in North Carolina. Environmental Justice is not unique to North Carolina, but as the birthplace of the EJ movement, North Carolina has an expansive history of communities of color and low-income bearing a disproportionate burden of environmental pollution. With the pandemic and rollback of many environmental regulations over the last year, these burdens have become increasingly prevalent in society. In this seminar, our panel will briefly address the evolution of EJ in North Carolina, where it stands now, and how it might change in the future in response to climate change and changing administrations.

Register here for the seminar. Once registered, you’ll receive the Zoom meeting connection details.  Visit the event page for more details.


Slate of Events Planned for NC State Wellness Days

University Human Resources and a diverse group of campus partners have teamed to create a slate of wellness-related events that will take place on NC State’s spring 2021 wellness days.  Remaining days are March 5 and 24 and April 15.  Get Excited!»


“Crafternoons” Online Classes

For NC State students only. Don’t have time to commit to a full-length crafts class? Join us via Zoom for an afternoon of fun and learning! Register for one or more sessions.  Class fee: $15 per session, all supplies included!

Register for a Crafternoon class»

These classes will be offered completely online via Zoom. The class Zoom link will be emailed to registrants prior to the start of class. Instructions regarding class supplies are provided in the class description. Crafts Center classes and Workshops are extracurricular, non-credit classes. Check them out»


Have an Idea to Boost Sustainability at NC State?

The NC State Sustainability Fund awards grants for campus projects that impact students. This year’s application is now available and students, faculty and staff have until March 12th to submit a funding request.  Learn More and Apply»


2021 Inside the Greenhouse Comedy & Climate Change Short Video Competition

1st place: $400 prize
2nd place: $250
3rd place: $100

Competition Details

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.

Submission Deadline

Learn More»


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

Register here


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


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.


Student Highlights

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: GeoInnovation, 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.

Read More»


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


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


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.


Leadership/Professional Development

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.


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