Student Spotlight

Aug 9, 2021  |  Graduate Students

Student Spotlight: Md Mahfuz Islam

Md Mahfuz Islam waited for six months and traveled over 8,000 miles to become an NC State soil science graduate student. Now nothing can stop him.

May 20, 2021  |  Undergraduate

Amanda DeLucia: Aspiring Agriculture Educator

Have you stood in the middle of the NC State brickyard all night with a bunch of animals? This was a pinnacle moment for graduating senior Amanda DeLucia in her NC State experiences.

May 6, 2021  |  Students

Going the Distance

Acclaimed cross country runner Edwin Rutto looks homeward to Kenya's Great Rift Valley as he prepares to graduate with a degree in plant and soil sciences.

Apr 27, 2021  |  Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Greta Rockstad

We recently caught up with Greta Rockstad, a turfgrass crop science graduate student, to learn about her research and future plans.

Feb 22, 2021  |  Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Ben Rose – A Passion Worthy of Pursuit

Crop and Soil Sciences students follow different routes in their academic journey, but their goal of agricultural and environmental impact is the same. We caught up with Ben Rose, a senior undergraduate soil science major to learn about his winding academic journey and future plans. If you are a student who is questioning the relevance of your educational path, grab some coffee. You’ll want to join this journey.

Jan 27, 2021  |  Student Spotlight

Ag Institute Grad Now Focuses On Bachelor’s Degree

CALS student Colden Bradshaw had never considered college. Now the future Ag Institute graduate finds himself not quite finished with college and NC State as he’s moving on to pursue his bachelor’s degree.

Oct 12, 2020  |  Student Spotlight

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.

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.

Apr 23, 2020  |  Student Spotlight

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.  

Feb 10, 2020  |  Student Spotlight

Love Grows on NC Farms

Lindsey Tyson grew up on a tractor in Spring Hope, NC.  For five generations her family has farmed 150 acres, including a mix of chickens and row crops.  And she's about to take her turn at the wheel.