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Ryan McCune

Apr 29, 2024

Grad student profile: Ryan McCune

Ryan McCune, a second-year Ph.D. student in civil engineering specializing in coastal engineering, is researching chronic coastal flooding in North Carolina as part of the Sunny Day Flooding Project. 

Manny Valbuena Peña listens to a speaker along with other students. Speaker is out of frame to the right.

Apr 24, 2024

Manny Valbuena Peña pursues career that emphasizes the social side of sustainability

Growing up, Manny Valbuena Peña loved to be outside riding his bike, going on walks with his parents, and playing soccer with his dad. Almost every Sunday after church, his family would make a 40-minute drive to Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. 

Raven Cummings poses seated on ground outdoors beneath tree. Green shrubbery and grey concrete garden bench are in the background.

Aug 23, 2023

Meet Raven Cummings, incoming first-year student from Pembroke

As a rising high school senior in 2022, Raven Cummings spent a weekend at NC State University that helped put her on the path she’s on today. 

In this photo, the top of the Belltower is framed by fall foliage.

Jul 25, 2023

CCEE head appointed to NC Environmental Management Commission

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper appointed CCEE Department Head and Professor Jackie MacDonald Gibson to the NC Environmental Management Commission. The commission is responsible for adopting rules for the protection of the state’s air and water resources. MacDonald Gibson will be officially sworn in during the commission’s September meeting. 

image of NC State belltower behind cherry blossoms and trees

May 9, 2023

Meet the graduates: Class of 2023 Sustainability Stewards

Meet the class of 2023 Sustainability Stewards who have created a lasting impact for campus sustainability. 

Fitts-Woolard Engineering building on Centennial Campus with tree branches in the edges of foreground.

Jan 13, 2023

Barlaz wins AAEES Gordon Maskew Fair Award

Distinguished University Professor Dr. Morton Barlaz won the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) Gordon Maskew Fair Award. AAEES serves the environmental engineering profession through its many programs including professional certification and seminars, as well as its role in the accreditation of environmental engineering degrees. 

Raven McLaurin

May 4, 2022

Guiding the next generation of aspiring engineers

Pursuing environmental engineering was an obvious choice for McLaurin, who wanted to use her mathematics and science skills to make the world a better place. 

James Levis on WRAL News

Feb 2, 2022

CCEE’s Dr. James Levis featured on WRAL for work on online solid waste-systems management tool

CCEE Research Assistant Professor Dr. James Levis was featured on news broadcast station WRAL for his work on SwolfPly — Solid Waste Optimization Life-Cycle Framework in Python — a free online tool developed at NC State with “models designed to better manage solid waste systems and environmental goals in the most cost effective way possible.” 

Mar 10, 2021

Researchers use air quality models to reflect polluted reality in Latin America

Study shows how models can be adapted to offer insights into air quality challenges across the Americas.