Stories From 2017

Jul 7, 2017

‘On your mark, get set’: Neutrons run enzyme’s reactivity for better biofuel production

NC State and Oak Ridge National Lab researchers identify reaction that could lead to improved biofuel production processes and lower costs.

May 26, 2017

$1 Million NSF Grant Launches Unique Master’s Program at NC State

A $1 million National Science Foundation grant will enable the college to create a new interdisciplinary master’s program for students from underrepresented groups.

Apr 28, 2017

Students Challenged to Design Incredible Edible Cars

Foods like protein bars, a sausage link, carrots and cookies became car parts in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering’s annual Edible Vehicle Design Competition.

Apr 26, 2017

What Should Elephants Eat?

Every six weeks, animal science graduate student Jordan Wood’s research requires a trip to the zoo. The project: understand how native tree species could be used to supplement the diet of the North Carolina Zoo’s African elephants.

Apr 26, 2017

Extension Clinic Helps Beekeepers Protect Their Colonies

As news continues to grow about problems faced by honey bees, NC State Extension is using the latest science to help beekeepers assess one of the most important factors in their colonies’ success — the health of their queens.

Apr 24, 2017

Animal Science Partnership Nabs National Symposium

About 600 pre-veterinary students and 30 advisors from 77 colleges and universities across the United States attended the American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association Symposium, traveling from as far away as Oregon and Puerto Rico to engage in hands-on labs and lectures on current veterinary topics.

Apr 21, 2017

Student Spotlight: Hall Aspires to Lend a Hand for N.C. Agriculture

Junior soil science student Lane Michael Hall knows what he wants to do — to help North Carolina agriculture — and is busy getting it done.

Apr 21, 2017

New Program Fosters Collaboration Between Students and Industry

A new undergraduate scholars program in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering will give students the opportunity to work outside the classroom on real-world problems.

Apr 18, 2017

New Program Addresses the Business of Farming

A new Executive Farm Management Program – offered through a partnership between NC State and East Carolina University – aims to help North Carolina farmers effectively lead complex organizations and compete on a global scale.

Apr 17, 2017

A Tree’s Life: Easy Citizen Science for Healthier Trees  

Red maple trees have important jobs to do – and so could you, if you happen to have one in your yard and just a few minutes to spare each year.