NC State Engagement

The Institute for Emerging Issues
& NC State University


Faculty, Staff, and Student Engagement Opportunities at NC State University’s Institute for Emerging Issues


Leadership. Research. Service.

Faculty, staff, and students are essential contributors to NC State University’s Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI). NC State talent helps shape our direction and participates directly in our research and service initiatives with stakeholders across the state.


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Engagement Advisory Council, 2016

Join our Brain Trust. Help Guide our Work.

Wolfpack faculty and staff are instrumental in setting IEI’s course. As members of our National Advisory Board, Issue Area Advisory Councils, and Working Groups, they help us navigate our programmatic work in four core areas: Economy, Education, Environments, and Health.

IEI relishes joining forces with NC State organizations, faculty, and staff. Wolfpack talent from across the campus plugs in to IEI’s mission via roles such as co-sponsors, content experts, facilitators, and outreach specialists.

These partnerships help facilitate IEI’s efforts to engage North Carolinians with Emerging Issues Forum topics before, during and after the Forums. NC State University expertise also amplifies the Forum’s impact on IEI’s ongoing programming.

Ready to help shape our efforts? We want to hear from you!


NC State Economist Mike Walden

Advance Our Research—and Yours.

IEI offers funding to support research and teaching related to our Forum topics and core issue areas. IEI’s Faculty Fellows are experts whose research bolsters and expands our impact across the state.

Do your research interests intersect with ours? Let’s work together!



We count on students to teach us, too!

 Students and young adults are an essential part of IEI’s work. Share your wisdom when you speak out as a panelist for one of our initiatives.

Make valuable connections when you participate in stimulating programs such as the Emerging Issues Forum.

Let your voice be heard. We invite the Wolfpack to lead the way! Contact our Emerging Leaders Fellow, Maggie Woods to get involved!


Practical application. Instrumental experience.

If public policy or graphic design is your area of study, you can gain valuable professional experience through a paid student internship.

Our Emerging Leaders Fellows support efforts to design and implement strategies to engage stakeholders, especially youth aged 16-21, in IEI’s public policy activities.

Ready to put your skills to work? Let’s connect!


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Commons Ambassador Ashle Page

Exceptional Opportunities for the Pack.

Commons Ambassadors receive training in leadership development, policy analysis, and facilitating visitor tours. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Commons Ambassadors program is on hold for the 2016/2017 academic year and will resume in fall 2017.

Still interested in finding out more information? Contact Assistant Director Pat Cronin!


Want to learn more? View our brochure to learn more about how NC State faculty, staff and students are essential contributors to NC State University’s Institute for Emerging Issues!