Student Events and Opportunities!
 
 
 
 
 

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CNR Academic Affairs Office

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Upcoming Opportunities

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.

 

Wellness and Recreation

Applications are now open for the Diversity and Inclusion adVenture Experience (DIVE) program through Wellness and Recreation.  This year, the program will be taking students on mini-adventures (hiking, biking, and canoeing) in the Raleigh area as groups discuss diversity and social justice. This program is offered at no cost to students who are selected.  No outdoor experience or equipment is needed to participate, just a desire and drive to create a more inclusive NC State!  Applications are due by Sunday, March 7th at 11:59pm.

 

Make It Count Monday

We are excited to announce that everyone’s favorite show about participatory science is back!  Are you interested in learning how you can help contribute to real science projects from the comfort of your own home? Make It Count Monday is the weekly live-stream show to walk you through real science projects you can do from anywhere! Each week, we dive deep into a featured citizen science project by speaking with special guests, demonstrating the featured project, and learning how to apply the project in the classroom.

Join the Make it Count Monday hosts on Monday nights at 7:00 pm Eastern to learn more about various projects, and how you can make your observations count towards science. Make it Count Monday can also be used for Criteria III (Continuing Education) in the NC Environmental Education Certification Program!

Register for our Season of Events

March

8th – Birds and Things with Deja Perkins
Register: https://bit.ly/2Z9ZIvE  

15th – Fish Story with Julia Byrd
Register: https://bit.ly/3acH0JY

22nd – Clean Air Keepers with Maria Sharova
Register: https://bit.ly/3jG0CJy

29th – SciQuest with Bradley Allf
Register: https://bit.ly/2NfVuQg

April

5th – Caterpillars Count with Allen Hurlbert
Register: https://bit.ly/3bbkQav

12th – City Nature Challenge with Chris Goforth
Register: https://bit.ly/3d1hqJF

19th – NC Bird Atlas with Scott Anderson
Register: https://bit.ly/3aTEXtv

26th – Spidey Sense with Chris Hawn
Register: https://bit.ly/3tS4zjg

Register for any or all of the events above and share with your networks!

 

CNR Upcoming Student Engagement Events

Join us this Spring for In-Person and Virtual Events!  The next event is March 9th.  Registration is required for all events and all CNR students are welcome!

Learn more»

 

NC State Sustainability Stewards

Join the NC State Sustainability Stewards for Meat-Less March, a month-long student-led initiative working to educate the campus community on the environmental impacts of animal agriculture and to promote a plant-forward diet. More information can be found on their Instagram page: @NCStateStewards or go.ncsu.edu/meat-lessmarch.

Some events include a Cowspiracy documentary showing on March 9th and 10th through the UAB Wolf Committee Website and a facilitated conversation on the documentary on March 11th at 5pm. We will also have a panel discussion titled “Plant Powered Women” with experts in sustainable agriculture, nutrition services, and plant-based meat alternatives that will take place March 25th at 6pm.

 

C-CoAST Seminar Series

The next Seminar is March 11thThese will occur every other Thursday on topics spanning a wide range of disciplinary expertise including human migration, climatology, and compound flood hazards (download flyer 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.

 

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»

 

“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 on March 12th & March 26th 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»

 

Fourth Annual Graduate Research Symposium

The CNR Graduate Research Symposium is March 17th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, with a break from 12:00-1:00 pm.  NC State faculty, staff, administrators, graduate students, post-docs, undergraduate students, and supporters and partners of the College of Natural Resources are encouraged to attend this year’s virtual event.

Updated information is now available on this website, including schedule, registration information, competition guidelines, and more.

The deadline to register as a participant is March 9th @ 5:00 pm

The deadline to register as an attendee is March 15th @ 5:00 pm

If you are interested in serving as a judge for this year’s virtual event, email Morgan Parpan.

 

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.  The remaining days are March 24 and April 15Get Excited!»

 

Volunteers and Judges Needed for Statewide VIRTUAL Science and Engineering Fair!

Judges Needed for the 2021 NC Science and Engineering Virtual Fair!

Click here to register as a judge during the days of the 2021 NCSEF Virtual! The link will take you to the NCSEF STEM Wizard page. Once there, go to the “Registration” link at the top of the page and then select “Judge”.

Volunteers Needed for the 2021 NC Science and Engineering Virtual Fair!

Click here to register as a volunteer during the days of the 2021 NCSEF Virtual! The link will take you to the NCSEF STEM Wizard page. Once there, go to the “Registration” link at the top of the page and then select “Volunteer”.

General Volunteers: View Flyer

Competition dates are: March 27– Senior Division, April 17– Junior Division, & April 24 – Elementary Division.  Sign up for a single date or join us for several!  FAQs

 

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 rcibuls@ncsu.edu with questions

 

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.

Eligibility

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

 

Applied Ecology Courses for Fall 2021

The department of Applied Ecology’s fall 2021 courses are listed online! From Global Change Ecology to Predicting the Future of Life, and learning everything R and machine learning!

Check out all of our Undergraduate and Graduate offerings here»

 

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).

One Information Session remaining:
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

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.

Program Available for Fall 2021

Want to study abroad next fall?

Italy: Engineering in Roman Times (Fall Break)

Study Roman engineering marvels in Italy! This course will be taught throughout the fall term with a fall break excursion to Italy. Participants will study Roman engineered structures and the societal, cultural context for why they were needed and then constructed. These design and cultural characteristics will be compared to how current designs are done in both Western Europe and the United States.  Apply by March 15th.

 

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

 

Summer Project Funding

The Office of Undergraduate Research is now accepting proposals for summer project funding.  Application deadline is March 24th.

Are you conducting research, scholarship, or a creative project this summer? Submit your proposal now for a chance to be awarded up to $2,000 to support your work. Proposals must include an outline of your project as well as a budget and be supported by a mentor. Templates are available on our website and within the proposal system.  APPLY or get more information»

 

Applied Ecology Undergraduate Minor

Interested in solving real-world problems? The applied ecology minor is intended for students interested in applying ecological concepts and principles to solving real-world problems. Students with an expertise in applied ecology will be well-equipped to address local and global challenges associated with a wide variety of important issues such as water quantity and quality, natural resource management, environmental conservation and restoration, climate change, and maintenance of biodiversity.  More details here»

 

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.

 

Student Highlights

Ann Winstead, Student Ambassador

Ann is a Sophomore in Environmental Science and Political Science. Ann is from Raleigh, North Carolina and has been an Ambassador since her Freshman year. She chose Environmental Science because she wanted a broad understanding of environmental issues our world faces, like climate change and plastic pollution. The hands-on learning experiences drew her to the College of Natural Resources. Ann works in the CNR Advancement Office as a Donor Relations Specialist. She also holds a job as Peer Review Searcher in BioResources, a research publication in the Department of Forest Biomaterials.  

Ann enjoys spending her time either hiking at state parks, studying outside Jordan Hall, or finding new recipes to try.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Internship/Job Opportunities

Applications Open for the Village Mentor Role for the NC State Villages

Village Mentors are integral to the Village experience and engage residents around common learning experiences through curricular and co-curricular experiences. Village Mentors foster deeper exploration of their assigned Village’s academic and or cultural/identity-based vision. Village Mentors establish a peer-to-peer relationship with Village participants to provide support, spark curiosity, and promote the development of knowledge and skills. Through specialized training in their Village’s pedagogical framework, Village Mentors will engage residents through activities, events, and programs that provide village thematic learning, academic support, and holistic student development.

For more information about the Village Mentor role and the application, interview, and hiring process, please visit our webpage.

 

 
 
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