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The “WolfPack Baby” Pilot Plant Paper Machine, a small-scale paper machine, painted in red and grey with a series of large rollers in the background. In the right foreground, there is a large metal frame holding a metal roller. A caution sign in red and white on a white background reading DANGER: HOT is stuck to the side.

Jun 26, 2024

BETTER Project: Global partnership advancing paper making at NC State and beyond

The Department of Forest Biomaterials, in partnership with Aalto University, Valmet, and Tapio Measurement Technologies, is excited to announce the successful completion of the initial stages of the BETTER experiment at the “WolfPack Baby” Pilot Plant Paper Machine. 

Weston Cregger, wearing a white hard hat, stands in front of an industrial plant.

Nov 2, 2023

Weston Cregger ’24 awarded Cullison Scholarship

The William L. Cullison Scholarship is awarded by the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry to undergraduate students based on academic achievements and demonstrated leadership abilities. 

Woman smiling while sitting at a desk.

May 8, 2023

Libraries Scholarship Fund supports Brianna Bui’s passion for engineering

Bui, a junior majoring in paper science and engineering and chemical engineering at the College of Natural Resources, was recently named one of 10 students to receive a scholarship through the Libraries Student Scholarship Fund. 

Lavoine dressed in white labcoat and protective eye and handwear conducts thermal analysis of bio-foams in the lab. A male colleague works in the background.

Feb 22, 2023

Lavoine selected for 2022 TAPPI NanoDivision Mid-Career Award

Lavoine, an assistant professor of forest biomaterials at NC State, studies the use of biomass-derived nanoparticles for sustainable product design, processing and engineering. 

A group of students each wearing clear safety glasses listen and watch as a professor shows one of the students the manufacturing line for a roll of red paper.

Dec 16, 2022

Nicholson Scholarship supports first-generation paper science students

Bart Nicholson is grateful. He’s not only grateful for the education he received at NC State’s College of Natural Resources but also for the lifetime friends and colleagues he made there. And maybe most of all, he’s grateful for the opportunity to make a difference for those yet to come. 

Summer camp students participate in competition.

Dec 1, 2022

Summer on campus

At 9 a.m. on a July Wednesday, more than 70 middle school students filed into a classroom, waiting to be assigned the real-world problem they’d be solving that day. Clustered together, campers tackled complex problems like how to construct a moving boat or how to stop a viral outbreak. Using cardboard, aluminum foil, balloons and more, these campers were trying to solve some of the fundamental challenges in engineering. 

Chavonda Jacobs-Young dressed in red speaks while standing behind a lecturn.

Nov 15, 2022

USDA chief scientist Chavonda Jacobs-Young to deliver NC State Fall commencement address

Three-time NC State alumna Chavonda Jacobs-Young returns to deliver the commencement address to summer and fall graduates. 

Chavonda Jacobs-Young dressed in red speaks while standing behind a lecturn.

Oct 25, 2022

Paper Science Engineering alum Chavonda Jacobs-Young appointed as USDA Under Secretary

Jacobs-Young, the first Black woman in the United States to earn a Ph.D. in paper science, was nominated by President Joe Biden in July 2021 and confirmed by the Senate Agriculture Committee in June 2022. 

Wolf Plaza during fall. Two bronze sculptures of wolves, one head down, the other howling.

Sep 14, 2022

Paper Science alumni establishes endowment in honor of mother

Ed Melton has long wanted to find a way to thank the woman who worked so hard to make sure he got an education.