• New Climate Center To Be Located on Centennial Campus

    The U.S. Department of Interior has announced that NC State has been picked as a hub for climate change research in the Southeast. The center will be located on Centennial Campus. 

    NC State won the center based on the broad skills and knowledge on the campus, according to a government agency official. "NC State University brings major expertise in biology, climate change and applied conservation and management to deal with the threat of rising sea levels and increased stress on freshwater resources in the Southeast," said Joan Moody. "The university has connections to farmers, resource managers, business people and citizens across the Southeast."

    The center will be funded with a $1.5 million grant and about a dozen federal employees will move to Centennial in the next several weeks. Damian Shea, head of NC State's biology department, will be the university's director of the center. 

    "Centennial Campus couldn't be more pleased that the U.S. Department of Interior recognized the tremendous academic and research resources that exist at NC State," said Dennis Kekas, associate vice chancellor of the Centennial Campus Partnership office. "We value our relationships with our corporate, governmental and non-profit partners as we collaborate with them to solve some of the perplexing problems of our time."

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