Stories From Aug 2016
The Next Science Guy?
We all know that GMOs are controversial, but what, exactly, are they? For a matter-of-fact explanation, check out the short animated video that Antonio Alonso-Stepanov created for YouTube.
Ph.D. student wins for national poster presentation
At the American Phytopathological Society’s recent annual meeting, a poster presentation by NC State University Plant Pathology Ph.D. student Alsayed M. Mashaheet and his co-authors was among five winners of the 2016 APS Phytobiomes Journal Poster Award, sponsored by the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation.
Susana Milla-Lewis Leads Next-Gen Turf Research
North Carolina State University has signed a long-term agreement with turfgrass research, development and marketing company Sod Solutions to research and create a line of turfgrass varieties that will balance global environmental challenges while aiming for the curb appeal of attractive landscapes.
Collins Endowment Fulfilling Promise
Dr. Bill Collins’ 2014 dream to endow and promote the NC State tobacco program is a reality in the person of Dr. Matthew Vann, a second tobacco agronomist and extension specialist.
Nutrition Matters: Stress From Migratory Beekeeping May Be Eased by Access to Food
Traveling presents challenges for honey bees used to pollinate crops, but research shows that some of these challenges can be mitigated by providing other food sources while bees are on the road.
Saving Lives Through Horticulture
Julia Kornegay’s resume includes an unusual line: Her quick action during the Rwandan genocide in 1994 catalyzed a collaboration that helped prevent famine and save lives.
Olympic Bronze Medalist Dives Into Physiology at CALS
Diver Nick McCrory nabbed a bronze medal in the 2012 Olympics. Now, he’s in the Physiology Program at CALS with his sights on a new goal: medical school.
From Pest to Love Bug: NC State Helps Kids Learn More About Insects
As a young girl turns a glass vial over in her hand, the caterpillar inside wriggles. The girl squeals. And with just three words – “I love caterpillars!” – it’s clear that the day’s lesson hasn’t been lost on her.
Back in the Saddle
Franklin County kicked off its 21st annual Horse Tour, where owners can gather, share and gain knowledge of the equine industry.
Engineering a New Mosquito
The field of genetic engineering offers an array of approaches to eliminating human diseases spread by mosquitoes. NC State Univeristy Ph.D. student Sophia Webster is conducting research on one viable solution to the problem.