"This is a guest post by NC State grad student Tate Rogers. Rogers came up with an idea to address the life-threatening challenge of human waste disposal in the developing world, and was part of a team that received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to pursue the idea further. Rogers will be presenting the project to the foundation this August in Seattle."
For some students, college is a fairly straightforward path: Choose a major you enjoy, take the required courses and eventually graduate. For others, such as Ariel Fugate, the road is full of twists and turns.
Graduating senior Saul Flores made his mark on NC State -- and the world. His 2010 walk from Ecuador to North Carolina still reverberates, raising awareness of the hardships immigrants endure to seek better lives.
NC State’s commitment to sustainability took center stage last month with the recognition of faculty, staff and students who have done extraordinary work to reduce the university’s carbon footprint and promote responsible stewardship of scarce resources.
And, following on the heels of Earth Day, NC State also made a list of the nation’s most environmentally friendly universities.
More than 50 years of genetics work to increase loblolly pine production in the Southeast has improved the trees’ ability to act as carbon sinks that mitigate climate change, according to a new study by North Carolina State University researchers from the College of Natural Resources.