Stories From 2018

Oct 31, 2018

2018 BASF Science Competition Winners

A cross-pollination between electrical engineers and plant scientists at NC State proved itself as BASF Corporation selected a graduate student team from North Carolina State University as the winner of its fourth annual North American Science Competition.

Oct 24, 2018

Agricultural Biotechnology in Our Evolving Food, Energy and Water Systems Graduate Program

AgBioFEWS is a graduate program at NC State University that holistically examines technical and societal factors that will determine if specific biotechnology products will improve or degrade our food, energy and water systems.

Oct 11, 2018

Insect Rearing Tech Course

This is the only semester-long, for-credit course in insect rearing science. We study insects’ biology in the context of controlled laboratory conditions.

Sep 24, 2018

Fred Hain Receives Conservation Award

Dr. Fred Hain, Emeritus Professor of Forest Entomology, received the Governor’s Forest Conservationist of the Year Award for his efforts to save our threatened forests.

Sep 19, 2018

Unearthing Plant Problems – Using Sensors

Tiny sensors that detect and diagnose plant diseases fast enough for farmers to save their crops are becoming a reality at NC State, where engineers and plant scientists are making award-winning progress.

Sep 10, 2018

“Drawers, Jars and Databases: Teaching the Hidden Science of Natural History Museums”

Bob Blinn, Marc Cubeta, Kathryn Hanser (Entomology and Plant Pathology), Kathryn Green (Science Education) and Alexander Krings (Plant and Microbial Biology) recently particpated in an educational workshop for North and South Carolina middle and high school biology/environmental science teachers on […]

Sep 6, 2018

‘Changing the Landscape of Graduate Education’

NC State’s AgBioFEWS program to blend natural and social sciences to train next-generation problem-solvers in agricultural biotechnology.

Aug 14, 2018

10 of the Most Diabolical Crop Pests in North Carolina

This is a guest post by Hannah Burrack and Dominic Reisig, entomology researchers and extension specialists at NC State. This post is part of our NC Knowledge List series, which taps into NC State’s expertise on all things North Carolina.

Jul 18, 2018

Cities as Study Proxies for Climate Change

Cities can be useful surrogates for studying climate change, according to NC State research.

Jul 9, 2018

Research: Simple Cockroach Control Method Lowers Respiratory Health Risks

NC State entomologist Coby Schal and a Tulane University epidemiologist work together to understand and lower the risk cockroaches pose to urban children’s health.