Linnea Andersen Inducted as a 2021 AIARD Future Leader Fellow
Ph.D. candidate Linnea Andersen has been selected as a 2021 Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) Future Fellow. The competitive program seeks students who have interest in international agriculture and rural development issues and their solutions, including Linnea’s research on aquacultured striped bass.
Student Spotlight: Md Mahfuz Islam
Islam is one of six out of 101 college classmates who chose to pursue higher-level degrees abroad. He arrived in the U.S. in January 2021 after months of pandemic-related delays in the U.S. and Bangladesh that threatened his academic goals. Islam is now studying the impact of compost on the management of degraded or compacted construction sites and roadside urban soils.
Edwin Rutto: Going the Distance
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.
Student Researchers Create Database of Sustainability-Related Courses
The universitywide resource allows students to identify sustainability-related courses on campus — and supports NC State’s vision as a leading research university addressing world challenges. The UN’s 17 SDGs are a universal call to tackle social and environmental issues such as eliminating hunger and reducing systemic inequalities by 2030.
CALS SAIGE Q&A: Shwetha Ramanathan, President, and Karlinton Rafael Flores Maldonado, Events Coordinator
An exclusive interview features former executive members, Shwetha Ramanathan, President, and Karlinton Rafael Flores Maldonado, Events Coordinator. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Association for Interdisciplinary and Global Engagement (CALS SAIGE) offers unique opportunities for students interested in international experiences and agriculture.
Dr. Miljan Erbez: Development Projects in Agriculture
Dr. Miljan Erbez, Higher Senior Associate for EU Integration in animal husbandry in the Ministry of Agriculture from Bosnia and Herzegovina, traveled to NC State in 2017 as part of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Cochran Fellowship Program and recently gave a presentation for the CALS SAIGE International Seminar series this March.
Mike Jones: Carlson Award Recipient 2020-2021
Mike Jones, recent graduate of the Economics Graduate Program has been nominated for the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award which also means he is the recipient of the 2020-2021 Carlson Award. Mike's dissertation provided timely analysis on the use of genetically engineered insects to make farming more profitable in places like the Philippines.
Destiny Tyson: Student Spotlight
Destiny Tyson sat down for an interview with CALS International Programs to talk about her altered plans to participate in Research Pack Abroad with an internship at Syngenta Brazil during summer 2020. Tyson reflects on her previous experience at CIMMYT in Mexico and how she hopes her future career holds international research options.
Student Spotlight: Andrew Howell
The most impactful experience for me so far was conducting research in New Zealand. At the beginning of my Ph.D. program three years ago, I was offered an opportunity to collaborate with the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). I spent 6 months conducting research on a novel aquatic herbicide which was in the labeling process here in the US at the time.
Around the World with Prestage Department of Poultry Science
Explore the global impact of Prestage Department of Poultry Science through their interactive map highlighting some of their international activities.