Stories From Jun 2016

Jun 20, 2016

Home Brew

A burgeoning beer business is brewing in North Carolina — and NC State is supporting it with innovative brewing techniques, hands-on training for future brewers and a project to jump-start hops production in the state.

Jun 20, 2016

Smart Research Keeps Produce Fresh

An apple a day keeps the doctor away — and SmartFresh, an award-winning technology developed at NC State and used around the world, keeps those apples fresher for more days.

Jun 20, 2016

‘Hometown hero’: Shannon Coleman

Shannon Coleman, North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s 4-H agent in Cherokee County, was recently honored as a “Hometown Hero.”

Jun 20, 2016

Putting the Science in Low and Slow

NC State University's BBQ Camp takes participants back to school as they study the science behind the art that is barbecue. The two-day seminar was the first public offering of a university-level, science-based class of its type in the Southeast.

Jun 20, 2016

Cutting out the middle man

Over the years, many people have made a living being middle men or women. This is someone -- a real estate broker, insurance agent or car dealer, for example -- who stands between the producer and the buyer and helps the buyer evaluate alternative products and services. But now there are more opportunities for a person to buy directly from the producer. NC State University economist Mike Walden explains.

Jun 19, 2016

Search is on for new department head, faculty

Recruitment has begun for 21 faculty and administrator positions in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, part of the new strategic hiring plan.

Jun 16, 2016

Conference connects scientists to public

Sponsored in part by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and managed by an alumnus, this year's national Graduate Women in Science conference will feature special public presentations at the Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh.

Jun 16, 2016

Ag students pursue legislative internships

Two North Carolina State University students are spending their summer on Capitol Hill, thanks to legislative internships made possible by an endowment honoring the late N.C. Sen. Jesse Helms. Ethan Holland and Elizabeth Gillispie are the first Helms interns since 2005.

Jun 16, 2016

You Decide: What can we learn from the 1970s’ gas crisis?

Two important events happened in NC State economist Mike Walden's life 40 years ago. He met his future wife, and he was an an unwilling participant of the decade’s gas crisis. While the gas crisis wasn’t fun at the time, he writes, it has provided some lessons for how public policy makers respond to shortages in key commodities, like gasoline.

Jun 14, 2016

NC State among universities calling for increased ag research investment

NC State University, along with 12 other prominent research institutions, joined the SoAR Foundation today in calling for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science.