From Sunrise to Startups, Grad Students Plan Futures
CALS graduate students keep an eye on farming’s horizon. In labs and fields, they’re working to solve today’s problems and preparing to take on tomorrow’s challenges.
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.
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.
SATELLITE Camp: Experimenting with College
NC State students don’t just learn from instructors, some of them become one. SATELLITE Camp is a STEM high school outreach program led by NC State Caldwell Fellows and other undergraduate students. Thanks to quick teamwork, the event was held virtually this year.
The Celebration Begins (Virtually)
To commemorate our graduates’ achievement, and to spite the long, strange year, we released a Celebration of Success website to capture and uplift this poignant moment. Finishing undergrads and graduate students each have their own page on the site to stand proud, herald their accomplishments, and even deliver their own recorded message.
#StillFarming and #StillStudying
For many of our students, returning home for online classes meant returning to work. Daniel McDonald's family operates McDonald Brothers Farm in Red Springs, NC. Online classes have to fit into farm work.
Student Spotlight: Mary Grace Phillips, Full-Time Student & Healthcare Worker
We talked with Mary Grace Phillips, a Crop and Soil Sciences undergraduate, about experiencing the COVID-19 fight first-hand. She is a junior majoring in agroecology and community food systems while working full time in the healthcare field.
Coffee Talks Brew Online Community
NC State transitioned to online classes almost three weeks ago. In a department built on personal communication, Crop and Soil Sciences’ Director of Undergraduate Programs David Crouse recognized the gap and has started weekly student-faculty coffee talks.
An Open Letter to a Denied Student
College decisions are hard. You’ve worked really hard for a long time. And the reply that came from NC State wasn’t the one that you’d hoped to receive.
Graduate Students Tackle Weeds and Webinars
NC State students are pressing on. Many are tackling tough weed science challenges and persisting despite the interruptions to daily student life.