Aug 11, 2016
Our Shining Future
A new $45 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation makes the Plant Sciences Initiative at NC State a reality — and positions North Carolina as a global leader for education, research and innovation in the plant sciences.
Aug 15, 2016
Aikido, Ag and Environmental Law
Extension Professor Ted Feitshans is equally comfortable in the classroom, in the field or on the martial arts mat. And you might be surprised by how much they overlap.
Aug 9, 2016
Student Spotlight: Wagner Helps Validate Traditional Plant-Based Medicines
Undergraduate research can take students to some interesting places. Recent Plant Biology graduate Charles Wagner (BS ’16) knows that well. Wagner spent most of the summer of 2015 on the Isle of Arran in southwest Scotland as an intern with two master herbalists from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine.
Aug 17, 2016 | Extension
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.
Economic Perspective: Has Trade Cost Jobs?
Over the last 40 years, there has been a steady decrease in manufacturing jobs nationwide. That decrease can be traced to two key factors. What are they? NC State University economist Mike Walden addresses the topic in this Economic Perspective.
Students Get Close-Up Look at Carolina Soils and Landscapes
From the shifting sands of the Outer Banks in the east to the high mountain soils of the west, undergraduates from across the United States got an up-close look this summer at North Carolina’s variety of soils and landscapes.
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.