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Staff, faculty and students throw wolfies in front of new battery energy storage system on Centennial Campus.

Jun 10, 2024

Battery-powered savings on Centennial Campus

NC State boosts energy efficiency on Centennial Campus with the introduction of a Battery Energy Storage System. 

Two young women sitting on garden planters laughing

May 17, 2024

BAE educational garden opens to the community

Graduate student Jasmine Gibson led the design and construction of a new campus garden, highlighting education and sustainable farming practices. 

Students head for class on Centennial Campus, with the newly completed Fitts-Woolard building reflecting cloudy spring skies.

May 10, 2024

Energy-efficient buildings drive campus learning and research

Energy-efficient buildings drive campus learning and research for students working with NC State Energy Management. 

Sonja Salmon (left) and Siyan Wang (right) stand in the lab with lab coats and protective glasses. Salmon holds fabric samples and Wang holds two bottles of solution with some fabric fragments visible.

Jan 30, 2024

Textile waste research paves way for greener textile future

Ph.D. student Siyan Wang’s breakthrough research on cotton fiber fragments earned a prestigious spot on the front cover of Cellulose journal. See how her research is changing the game for textile recycling. 

View of biopolymer film on left and microscopic view of the film on right.

Dec 12, 2023

Researchers combine biopolymers derived from the ocean to replace synthetic plastic films

Crustacean and seaweed materials combined in a unique way could provide a sustainable alternative to plastic films. 

a small brick building with five wooden doors that open directly into a tidy, dirt courtyard.

Nov 1, 2023

Poop, Pee and Microbes: The complicated ecology of pit latrines

The findings are relevant for efforts to both improve public health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with global climate change. 

From left: Amanda Lietz,, Florian Laggner and Steve Shannon pose for group photo outside with green-leaved trees in background.

Oct 4, 2023

DOE grant brings renewed energy to NC State COE in more ways than one

An NC State team was awarded a $2.1 million Department Of Energy grant, which comes at an exciting time for fusion research. Several experimental facilities around the world have set new operations records recently, and the fusion effort has also benefited from an infusion of early-stage venture funding from the private sector. 

Sep 25, 2023

Energy management student interns fuel campus innovation

Energy Management student interns fuel campus innovation via Campus As A Classroom program. 

plastic fibers and debris float in blue ocean water with fish swimming nearby

Sep 14, 2023

Genetically modified bacteria break down plastics in saltwater

The modified organism breaks down a plastic called PET, which is a significant contributor to microplastic pollution in oceans.