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Make-A-Thon 2021 winners

A Winning Solution to Reducing Food Waste

To address both food waste and food insecurity, Park Scholars David Horne ’23 and Joshua Mason ’24 created an app that connects grocery stores with food-based charities. The project recently won the grand prize at Make-A-Thon, an NC State competition in which student teams research, design and prototype innovative solutions to sustainability challenges.
Professor Sunkyu Park

Progress at the Pump

Professor Sunkyu Park, who has deep NC State roots, is working to turn waste from the pulp and paper industry into the biofuel of the future. Boosted by private support, his research could revolutionize the energy industry — in more ways than one.
Rows of plastic bottles

Podcast: Plastics, BPA and Phthalates

Neuroendocrinologist Heather Patisaul speaks with NC State’s Audio Abstract podcast about how chemicals found in plastics can affect brain and reproductive system development.

Farming for Change

Since beginning the Jenkins MBA program, Olivia Watkins has invested even more time into Black Farmer Fund, earning her a spot on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for social impact.

Biomass: A Sustainable Energy Source for the Future?

From creating sustainable jet fuel to developing consumer goods such as tissue and hygiene products, NC State’s College of Natural Resources is at the forefront of exploring the opportunities and challenges associated with the use of renewable biomass — plants that take in sunlight and carbon dioxide and make solid materials. Among faculty doing research in this field are Stephen Kelley, the Reuben B. Robertson professor in the Department of Forest Biomaterials, and Richard Venditti, the Elis Signe Olson professor and associate dean of research in the college.