Roland Kay, Zoologist and a faculty member in the College of Natural Resources at NC State University and the director of the Biodiversity and Earth Observation Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, finds plenty of wildlife in the backyards of homes in Raleigh. “But in fact we found that some backyards had… Read More
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NextGen Air Transportation (NGAT) Center at the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) at North Carolina State University is a non-profit partnership with academia, industry, and the government focused on developing and evaluating improvements to existing and anticipated air traffic control, airspace management, airport and airspace system capacity, surface traffic management, and flight safety.
Outstanding K-12 public school teachers selected as Kenan Fellows engage in a year-long fellowship in partnership with university researchers and industry experts. The program provides opportunities for development and advancement for accomplished teacher leaders in North Carolina, empowering them to catalyze innovation in our schools. Key components of the fellowships are a 5-week summer research… Read More
The Natural Learning Initiative (NLI), founded in 2000 with the purpose of promoting the importance of the natural environment in the daily experience of all children, through environmental design, action research, education, and dissemination of information, is a research and professional development unit at the College of Design. We are creating environments for healthy human… Read More
The State Climate Office of North Carolina (SCO) serves as the primary scientific extension resource for weather and climate science focused on North Carolina. Founded in 1976 and chartered as a Public Service Center by the UNC Board of Governors in 1998, the SCO focuses on service to public and private sectors of North Carolina… Read More
Encore provides non-credit short courses, study trips, and special events for adults aged 50+. Topics are wide-ranging in the liberal arts and sciences, and we emphasize learning for the joy of learning, with no tests or grades. Programs range from one-time lectures to six-week courses, and we provide many opportunities to connect with others who… Read More
HomegrownHandmade brings together the artists, farmers and creative entrepreneurs rooted in North Carolina’s countryside into a network of driving trails to promote rural tourism. Self-directed driving tours across the state put visitors in touch with hands-on farm experiences, u-pick organic produce, art galleries, artists’ studios, live music, handcrafts, vineyards and wineries, historic sites and picturesque… Read More
The MCE&CE serves as a gateway to the vast intellectual and technical resources at NC State University. Its eight units–Center for Urban Affairs & Community Services, Computer Training Unit, Contractual Education and Partnership Development, Encore Program for Lifelong Enrichment, McKimmon Conference & Training Center, Office of Professional Development, The Collaborative at the Gateway Technology Center,… Read More
N.C. Cooperative Extension provides practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. Based at N.C. State and N.C. A&T State universities, N.C. Cooperative Extension provides programs to citizens in all 100 counties and to the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. Extension programs… Read More
People-First Tourism is a marketplace for buying and selling genuine tourism experiences. This project links entrepreneurs trying to pursue dignified and sustainable livelihoods through tourism with adventurous and conscientious tourists interested in unique off the beaten path experiences and in making positive impacts on the communities they visit.