Jul 6, 2023

STEPS Welcomes the New Class of REU Scholars

Last month, STEPS welcomed this year’s class for our Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. This program supports undergraduate students from across the United States in their pursuit of individual research projects and provides mentorship from other STEPS scholars and […]

Jul 3, 2023

STEPS Scholar Corrado Harper Successfully Defends Dissertation

STEPS Scholar Corrado Harper Successfully Defends Dissertation  Corrado Harper, STEPS scholar, has successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation, titled “In situ, X-ray diffraction Assisted Solid-State Processing of Bulk Perovskite Oxides for Sustainable Energy and Nutrient Sustainability.” This project focused on fundamental […]

Jun 27, 2023

Phosphorus and the Climate Crisis: Why We Should Care?

In this episode, explore the often complex relationship between phosphorus and climate change, as well as how it affects the health of ecosystems. We are joined by Dr. Phil Haygarth, Dr. Laura Johnson, and Dr. Pat Glibert, three experts who […]

Jun 14, 2023

STEPS Scholar Dr. Geisianny Moreira Awarded Director’s Fellowship

We are pleased to announce STEPS Scholar Geissianny Moreira, Ph.D. of Clemson University is our second recipient of the STEPS Center Director’s Fellowship Award. Dr. Moreira is a Postdoctoral Researcher in PI Dr. Eric McLamore’s lab conducting a comparative study […]

Jun 6, 2023

STEPS Scholar Dr. Imani Madison Wins NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship

STEPS Scholar Dr. Imani Madison was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Plant Genome Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology. This project focuses on how intercellular communication is established through channels in plant cell walls, called plasmodesmata, and identifying how […]

May 25, 2023

STEPS Scholar Mumtahina Riza Successfully Defends Master’s Thesis

Mumtahina Riza, STEPS scholar and research assistant in the Department of Applied Ecology at NC State, has successfully defended her Master’s thesis, titled “Risk Screening of Phosphorus Capturing Materials for Eutrophication Mitigation.” Her project focused on the potential environmental risks […]

May 15, 2023

PhosForUs: STEPS Vision: Is 25-In-25 Possible?

In this episode,  STEPS Scholars talk to the director of the STEPS center, Dr. Jacob Jones, about the 25-in-25 vision of the center, convergence and transdisciplinary research, stakeholder engagement and more. All having phosphorus sustainability as the main point. Join […]

Apr 20, 2023

The STEPS Seminar Speaker Series Welcomes Quintino Medi

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Apr 12, 2023

The STEPS Center Attends North Carolina State University’s Earth Fair

Stop by our table at the Earth Fair today on North Carolina State University’s campus. The fair will be held in the Tally Student Union Stafford Commons. This sustainability-focused event will feature various vendors and sustainability organizations here on campus […]

Apr 10, 2023

Phosphorus: Past, Present, Future

Dr. Jim Elser and Dr. Phil Haygarth discuss Phosphorus’s past, present, and future with STEPS Scholars in the first episode of the STEPS Scholar led phosphorus focused podcast. This episode of PhosForUs is available now via Spotify. Listen and learn […]