Stories From Jan 2017

Jan 31, 2017

Wehner Honored with Career Award

Dr. Todd C. Wehner was presented with the career award at the international meeting of EUCARPIA VI, the European plant breeding organization, in Warsaw, Poland. Dr. Todd C. Wehner is leader of the cucumber and watermelon breeding project at North Carolina […]

Jan 31, 2017

Student Spotlight: Johnson Studies Farm-Level Food Loss

In addition to the millions of tons of food that goes into the garbage each year, an untold amount of edible produce goes unharvested from farmers’ fields. A graduate student in horticultural science is helping fill in the blanks on the topic of farm-level food losses and taking the first steps toward reducing them.

Jan 30, 2017

Fueling the Future of Specialty Crops

A $1 million specialty crops professorship and allied programmatic endowment for the NC State Specialty Crops Program will create exciting new opportunities for North Carolina farmers.

Jan 23, 2017

Barrangou Wins 2017 NAS Award in Molecular Biology

Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou of the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences adds a National Academy of Sciences award to his growing list of accolades.

Jan 19, 2017

Manganese Oxides in Treatment System Could Be Mixed Blessing

Bad news or good news? Black sludge grows in water-treatment plant, but can it be used to clean up metal pollutants?

Jan 19, 2017

Student Spotlight: Rachel Tabb’s Journey to Her Passion

Nutrition science student Rachel Tabb kept searching until she found her perfect major in CALS.

Jan 17, 2017

Simpson Named Biochemistry Department Head

Dr. Melanie Simpson, widely recognized as a top researcher on prostate cancer, will join NC State as the new head of the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry.

Jan 16, 2017

Student Spotlight: Roman Lawrence Learns To Lead

Roman Lawrence received the H. Bradford Craig Scholarship for Excellence as a student in the Agricultural Institute. After graduating, he transferred into CALS’ four-year program as a poultry science major.

Jan 13, 2017

AgPack Strong: A Force of Nature

Armed with two NC State degrees and an unflinching desire to help others, Paula Woodall makes a real difference in the lives of youth and farmers alike.

Jan 13, 2017

Phytotron Stands the Test of Time

In the growth chambers and greenhouses of the Phytotron, researchers find ways to improve agriculture, the environment and even transportation and medicine.