Stories From May 2016

May 12, 2016

Carrot genome sequenced

NC State University horticultural science researchers are part of a team that sequenced the carrot genome, creating one of the most complete vegetable genome assemblies to date.

May 11, 2016

Researcher unearths soil’s impact on human health

Using mainly synchrotron x-ray technology, Soil Science's Dr. Dean Hesterberg studies the fundamental mechanisms by which chemicals bind to soil at the molecular level. His ultimate goal is to bridge the gap between lab research and actual management of soil in real-world settings.

May 10, 2016

Why do strawberries have their seeds on the outside?

Find out the surprising answer from Dr. Chris Gunter, an associate professor of horticultural science in NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

May 10, 2016

Plant pathologists honored

Faculty members in CALS’ Department of Plant Pathology win awards for scientific contributions.

May 9, 2016

Capitol experience

Two young men with CALS ties serve internships at the intersection of agriculture and federal public policy.

May 9, 2016

Income inequality by age level

Income inequality in the United States appears to have risen in recent decades. NC State University economist Mike Walden takes a look at how income inequality has changed for people of different ages. “No question that income inequality has increased. […]

May 5, 2016

You Decide: Will interest rates remain low?

Interest rates have changed dramatically over the course of economist Mike Walden's nearly 40-year career at NC State. In his latest "You Decide" column, he examines some of the reasons and considers whether low rates are likely to change anytime soon.

May 4, 2016

Destination: Down under

Helping feed a hungry world has long been graduating senior Austin Wrenn's goal. But little did he know how much his experiences in growing food in controlled environments would relate to his new job -- or that the job would take him to Australia.

May 3, 2016

Animal Science alum keeps peace on campus

Jeanne Miller puts her animal science degree to use in a way she had never imagined as an undergrad: she now patrols campus as a senior officer with the Mounted Unit of the NC State University Police Department.

May 2, 2016

Multi-generational living

Many social changes we've seen in the United States in recent decades have economic implications. Multi-generational housing is an example. NC State University economist Mike Walden explains.