Stories From Sep 2016

Sep 30, 2016

Students Win Travel Awards

Emily Meyers, Camilo Parada and Nathan Miller won student travel awards for oral or poster presentations to the American Phytopathological Society meeting in Tampa in August.

Sep 30, 2016

NC State Plant Pathologists Win APS Awards

Four members of NC State's Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology won American Phytopathological Society Awards for 2016.

Sep 30, 2016

Munster Wins Pride of Wolfpack Award

Plant Disease Diagnostician Mike Munster won the award for writing the recently published “Diseases and Disorders” chapter of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Gardener Handbook.

Sep 30, 2016

Whipker Wins National Award

An NC State University professor who’s an internationally acclaimed expert in the fields of plant growth regulators and plant nutrition recently won the Society of American Florists’ Alex Laurie Award.

Sep 28, 2016

Plant Puts Up a Big Stink at NC State University

NC State’s corpse flower recently bloomed, sending out not just a big flower – one of the largest in the plant kingdom – but a big stink as well.

Sep 26, 2016

NC State Wins $1.5 Million CDC Grant to Combat Obesity

Efforts to combat obesity in eastern North Carolina just got a big boost, thanks to a new $1.5 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sep 22, 2016

NC State to Study Economic Value of Improving Water Quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week that NC State University is one of six universities awarded a total of $4.8 million in funding to work with local communities to better understand the economic value of water quality.

Sep 20, 2016

Get the Scoop! New Howling Cow Flavor to Debut at N.C. State Fair

Does it have chocolate? Is it fruit-based? Crunchy? Swirly? Get a sneak peek of Howling Cow’s new ice cream flavor, created exclusively for the N.C. State Fair!

Sep 20, 2016

Scientist Honored for Work in Pakistan

As scientists worldwide raced to create breeding lines that would tolerate a fungal disease that that was decimating crops in Africa, Dr. David Marshall worried about Pakistan, where wheat was the leading crop – and where resistance to the disease was nearly nonexistent. For his work, Marshall received the 2016 Abraham Lincoln Honor Award in global food security from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Sep 19, 2016

Carter Leads Collaboration for High-Yielding, Drought-Resistant Soybeans

Only a day of rain could bring Dr. Tommy Carter in from the research fields to his greenhouse on NC State University’s campus. This persevering dedication is largely responsible for his success in the research partnership that has resulted in the first drought-resistant soybean cultivar.