Stories From Aug 2016

Aug 29, 2016

The Next Science Guy?

We all know that GMOs are controversial, but what, exactly, are they? For a matter-of-fact explanation, check out the short animated video that Antonio Alonso-Stepanov created for YouTube.

Aug 29, 2016

Ph.D. student wins for national poster presentation

At the American Phytopathological Society's recent annual meeting, a poster presentation by NC State University Plant Pathology Ph.D. student Alsayed M. Mashaheet and his co-authors was among five winners of the 2016 APS Phytobiomes Journal Poster Award, sponsored by the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation.

Aug 29, 2016

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.

Aug 26, 2016

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.

Aug 26, 2016

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.

Aug 26, 2016

Collins Endowment Fulfilling Promise

Dr. Bill Collins’ 2014 dream to endow and promote the NC State tobacco program is a reality in the person of Dr. Matthew Vann, a second tobacco agronomist and extension specialist.

Aug 26, 2016

Student Returns from Research in Cambodia

The joy Liz Gillispie feels in her research is evident in her face, her smile and in every statement. The Soil Science doctoral student has returned from two weeks of research in Kandal Province, Cambodia.

Aug 24, 2016

Nutrition Matters: Stress from Migratory Beekeeping May Be Eased by Access to Food

Traveling presents challenges for honey bees used to pollinate crops, but research shows that some of these challenges can be mitigated by providing other food sources while bees are on the road.

Aug 22, 2016

Economic Perspective: CSx Comes to Eastern North Carolina

What impact could a new inland port have on North Carolina? NC State University economist Mike Walden lays out the potential.

Aug 22, 2016

Saving Lives Through Horticulture

Julia Kornegay's resume includes an unusual line: Her quick action during the Rwandan genocide in 1994 catalyzed a collaboration that helped prevent famine and save lives.