George Hess @ NC State University
08.28 Hess & Peterson: "Bicycles May Use Full Lane" Signage Communicates U.S. Roadway Rules and Increases Perception of Safety ...
08.01 I'm now accepting contributions to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for my 14th MS-150 ride in New Bern on Saturday 12 September ...
Working to conserve green infrastructure in suburbanizing areas and to keep people connected with nature, using an integrated program of research, teaching, and service.
Green Infrastructure Research
Exciting Research.  Green infrastructure is the network of unbuilt space that conserves natural functions in cities.   Through the active engagement of students with community partners, we work to increase the use of science-based information in planning.
Engaged Learning
Engaged Learning.  My students work with local land management agencies in learning environments that develop the whole person by combining technical material with professional development in teamwork, leadership, and communication.
Responsive Advising
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Responsive Advising.  Whether you're a prospective undergraduate student interested in our Natural Resource programs, a current student seeking guidance, or a graduate student looking for opportunities, I'm happy to talk with you ... smile included.

Teaching Calendar
Fall 2015

Conservation Biology in Practice examines how conservation biology is applied internationally, regionally, and locally through a series of case studies. A class project and student-run Controversies in Conservation forum will round out the course. Co-taught with Lara Pacifici.

NR Enrichment Experience brings together a small group of incoming students and high-performing juniors and seniors to examine a natural resource issue in depth. Last year's theme was an examination of trade-offs in natural resources management.

Web-Based & Always Available

Effective Scientific Posters presents images, text, and videos designed to help people create an effective poster presentation.

Who is this guy?
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Who is this guy?  After 10 years in software engineering, I went back to school to develop a career around conservation. Working at NC State, I discovered I loved teaching. So I found ways to integrate research into my teaching using community-engaged approaches.
Cycling is a life-long passion. I ride for transportation, health, and just for the joy of it! We've made progress, but this region could be a better place for cyclists. I favor increased education and integration of cyclists into the traffic stream.
Photography.   I've been involved in photography since age 10, including a short stint as a feature photographer in Prescott, Arizona. This passion allows me to see and share things from different perspectives. Each month, I post a new image in this space.

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George R. Hess | Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources | NC State University | Raleigh NC 27695-8008 USA | 919.515.7437 |

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