Stories From 2020

Sep 17, 2020  |  Gifts and Awards

Thank You Day of Giving Friends

Despite a world of upheaval, the Pack came together yesterday on the NC State Day of Giving to donate over $23M to support our students.

Sep 15, 2020  |  Gifts and Awards

Day of Giving Donations Fuel Student Experiences

Wolfpack membership is for life. NC State’s Day of Giving: Stronger as a Pack celebrates the impact of the Pack. This special event is September 16, 2020.

Sep 7, 2020

Outdoor Play: At Your Doorstep

Getting outside is good for kids’ health, education and relationships. An updated guide from NC State offers parenting strategies to help make it happen.

Sep 3, 2020  |  Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Andrew Howell

Who weeds the areas where our wildlife lives? Meet Andrew Howell, a Ph.D. student in Aquatic and Noncropland Vegetation Management. His primary focus targets innovations in vegetation management methods to benefit wildlife.

Aug 31, 2020

A New IDEA: Pairing Trainees with Computational Experts During the Pandemic

This spring in the midst of a pandemic, a committee of CALS faculty members matched graduate students and postdocs with data they needed to analyze or model computationally to computational experts with the necessary expertise. Learn more about how the collaboration is going for three trainees.

Aug 28, 2020

New Grants Support Microbiome and Resiliency Studies

Christine Hawkes and Kevin Garcia recently received separate federal grants to study plant and soil microbiomes to understand how the soil captures carbon and how symbiotic root fungi help legumes get potassium. This research will improve the resiliency of agriculture.

Aug 24, 2020

For the Next Agricultural Revolution, Look to the Microbiome

A national task force led by scientists with NC State ties says the plant microbiome could be key to unlocking the agricultural revolution needed to feed a fast-growing world population.

Aug 19, 2020

What a Changing Climate May Mean For Crop Pests

Insects are ideal indicators of how climate change is affecting agriculture.

Aug 17, 2020  |  Degree Programs

STEM Careers Start with A College Major in Soil

We have one earth. It’s currently our single place in the universe on which to build our homes, feed our communities, and sustain life.  Soil is the common ground for a rich career field for anyone interested in STEM and environmental science.

Aug 5, 2020

Agriculture Loses Longtime Advocate Dan Weathington

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is remembering friend Dan Weathington, a supporter and advocate for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative. Weathington recently passed away.