Through PackLink, the online resource for sustainable project collaboration at NC State, students have the opportunity to connect with sustainability-related projects on campus, gaining real-world experience through experiential education.
Through Packlink…I have made connections between my studies and actual issues being dealt with on my school’s campus. It’s neat to see how real-world problems are being solved with both simple and innovative solutions, and sometimes those solutions come from students!
– Sarah, environmental engineering major
Student Guide to Finding a Campus Project:
PackLink makes it simple to find a campus project that matches your skills and interests. Browse the list of open PackLink Project Submissions and contact the coordinator of any projects that interest you.
Didn’t see a project that matches your interests or experience? Contact us and we are happy to help connect you to campus organizations that might have projects.
Faculty/Staff Guide to Advertising a Project
Faculty and staff are encouraged to publicize projects that need student involvement. Login to Gmail using your @NCSU.edu email address. Then complete the PackLink Project Submission Form. You will receive a confirmation email and link that you will need to save in order to make future edits. Students interested in your project will contact you via the phone or email you submit.
Spread the word by downloading a PackLink flyer. Have questions? Or are you a non-NC State organization or individual interested in collaborating on sustainability projects? Contact Lindsay Batchelor at 919-513-3337 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Successful PackLink Connections
|Project Name||Project Overview|
|Certified Wolfpack Green Program Expansion||A new sustainable office program was developed to certify campus departments and units for the sustainable actions.|
|For the Farm Pledge||‘For the Farm’ pledge initiative rallied support the development of a campus farm, where food sustainably-grown by NC State students would be served in campus dining halls.|
|Renewable Energy Internship||Renewable energy intern developed a solar site map for campus, which enables more accurate planning for campus solar energy projects.|
|Cleantech Research Areas at NC State||Students identified and documented the areas of NC State research that align with areas of interest for the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster.|
|Green Roofs Feasibility Study||Development of a campus feasibility study for green roofs that helps inform campus decisions regarding stormwater.|
|LEED Existing Buildings Evaluation||Students analyzed 1-3 campus buildings for feasibility in achieving LEED for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance certification.|
|Green Development Goals and Milestones||Intern worked with Design and Construction Services and Capital Project Management on meeting green building goals for small campus building projects.|
|Economic Analysis of Sustainability Programs||An economic/business analysis of NC State’s sustainability efforts.|
|NC State Innovation Ecosystem for Cleantech||Populating data points for an online 3D map that displays NC State’s “Innovation Ecosystem” for cleantech entrepreneurs.|
|E-Conservation||Outreach to NC consumers about reducing their home energy consumption.|
|Ecofeminism Workshop Development||Developed a workshop for the “Don’t Cancel That Class” program through the NC State University Women’s Center.|
|Sustainability Student Survey Analysis||A survey of nearly 500 students’ opinions on sustainability was analyzed for key takeaways.|
|Building Scheduling||Researched campus building schedules to determine opportunities for energy savings.|