Stories From Feb 2017

Feb 27, 2017

Student Spotlight: Aalia Shariff

Biochemistry major and aspiring physician Aalia Shariff says that attending NC State was the best decision she could have made for her higher education journey.

Feb 22, 2017

Student Spotlight: Ag-Adventurer Christina Harvey

Senior Christina Harvey has packed her time in CALS as full as possible. Her goal? A farm of her own.

Feb 20, 2017

Student Spotlight: Serving Local Communities in Big Ways

Graduate certificate program student Shahnee Haire serves local communities through her work as a regional public health educator and founder of a youth development organization.

Feb 20, 2017

Project Aims to Eliminate ‘Ugly’ Sweet Potatoes

Dr. Mike Boyette and grad student Amber Tsirnikas are on a mission to help farmers grow better (more attractive) sweet potatoes. Their efforts could boost the industry in a big way.

Feb 17, 2017

Faculty Focus: Julieta Sherk Wins Fulbright Award

Julieta Sherk will head to Mexico next fall as a J. William Fulbright Global Scholar in Science and Technology. Learn more about her passion for landscape design as a vehicle for social change and improved community development.

Feb 15, 2017

Online Master of Nutrition Program Nabs Top National Ranking

For the second year in a row, NC State’s online Master of Nutrition program ranked No. 1 on a list of the country’s top programs by BestColleges.com.

Feb 15, 2017

‘Visionary Gift’ to Bolster Plant Breeding Program

A new endowment – and allied challenge initiative – from Drs. Charlie and Marilyn Stuber will fuel the future of plant breeding at NC State.

Feb 14, 2017

Curtis to Return to NC State as Poultry Science Head

Dr. Patricia Curtis, an expert in poultry and egg processing and product technology, has been appointed head of NC State University’s Prestage Department of Poultry Science.

Feb 10, 2017

“Greater Good” Award to Boost Sweet Potato Research

A plan to shed more light on the complicated genetics of the sweet potato has garnered two NC State University scientists an Agricultural Greater Good Initiative Award from the genomics company Illumina.

Feb 9, 2017

Eye on the (Butterfly) Future

Ph.D. student Elsita Kiekebusch is studying how climate change affects a butterfly population, in hopes of aiding conservation.