Humor is a tool underutilized in the area of climate change; yet comedy has 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
New Speakers Announced for DIRE Dialog Seminar Series
Ericka Hines and Marcus Martin will facilitate discussions about discrimination and systemic inequalities in the field of natural resources. Read More»
Biomass: A Sustainable Energy Source for the Future?
From creating sustainable jet fuel to developing sustainable consumer goods, the College of Natural Resources is at the forefront of exploring the opportunities and challenges associated with harnessing renewable biomass. Read More»
Race and Place Seminar Series to Explore Role of Racial Justice in Geospatial Analytics
January through April, the Geospatial Graduate Student Organization will host a three-part Race and Place seminar series and panel discussion, intended to highlight research that contextualizes race by speaking to environmental justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in the geographical and geospatial sciences. Read More»
NC Science Policy Training Series
Public Science Enthusiasts! Join us for the Science Policy Training Series for the 2020-2021 academic year!
The NC SSPC, led by the UNC-CH Science Policy Advocacy Group, NC State Science Policy Pack, and UNCG Spartans for Science and Policy, is hosting a Science Policy Training Series for the 2020-2021 academic year! Each group will be hosting a number of online seminars and workshops throughout the year, open to any student or postdoc of an NC College or University.
Register here for the certificate series. View an updating calendar of series events along with other science and policy opportunities.
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).
More information and application materials are available on our website: Future McNair Scholars or Application Guidelines
We also invite students to join us for one of our information sessions. Register here
Undergraduate Student Opportunities
Study Abroad in Prague
The NC State European Center in Prague is now accepting applications for the Classic Summer Program. The program is six weeks long, from May 17 – June 26, 2021 and students earn NC State credit hours. The program is open to students from any academic discipline and many GEPs are available.
Since 2005, the Center welcomes NC State students throughout the year either on semester-long or short programs. Discover the surroundings of the Center and the amazing NC State overseas facilities.
Classic Summer Program
Summer Internship Program – Coming Soon!
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!
Submit an Abstract and view guidelines
Attention Public Scientists!
Michelle Jewell and Catherine LePrevost are teaching AEC 495/592 “Applied Science Communication” again this Spring. It’s a 2 credit class, with the option for students to upgrade it to 3 credits by working on one of several possible science communication projects with a researcher/unit/lab. The class will be taught online, synchronous and meet Wednesdays from 12:50-2:40 pm. Learn More»
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
CNR Ambassador Jaylan Paige
Jaylan Paige is a senior studying Paper Science & Engineering. He is from the small town of Siler City, NC and this is his first year being an Ambassador. He chose Paper Science & Engineering because he wanted a major that wasn’t just about engineering, but also about how engineering interacts with other fields. Through the PSE program, Jaylan has been able to learn about engineering, project management, economics, business, and sustainable technology. There are many career opportunities both in and outside the paper industry that come from the program’s transferable skills. Jaylan has several work experiences in the industry through process engineering internships with WestRock Company and Clearwater Paper. He is also making a leap to transition outside of the paper industry through an upcoming summer internship with PepsiCo in supply chain.
Jaylan has also had the incredible opportunity to study abroad in Shanghai, China at Shanghai University during the summer of 2019. He was able to study business operations and human resource management while engaging in corporate visits and learning about the rich, Chinese cultural heritage.
Jaylan enjoys traveling, mentoring, all things music, and spending time with friends and family. He is also involved on campus as the Vice President of the CNR Council, a Chancellor’s Aide, and as a Recruitment Intern for CNR Academic Affairs.
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.
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.
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 Fall 2020 semester, we will be hiring 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 for the Spring 2021 semester Virtual Tutoring Center available days/times. Submit your request here.
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.
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.