Stories From Aug 2016

Aug 19, 2016

You Decide: Which Economic Plan Will Boost the Economy?

Economic plans have been a key topic in this Presidential campaign. In the area of tax policy, the two candidates bring dramatically different proposals based on very different philosophies. Indeed, their proposals have revived the economic debate between “supply-side” solutions and “demand-side” answers. How would each plan play out in the real world?

Aug 18, 2016

Economic Perspective: The Future of Growth

What does the future of economic growth look like? NC State University economist Mike Walden shares some thoughts from his field.

Aug 17, 2016

Student Spotlight: Olympic Bronze Medalist Dives Into Physiology at CALS

Diver Nick McCrory nabbed a bronze medal in the 2012 Olympics. Now, he's in the Physiology Program at CALS with his sights on a new goal: medical school.

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.

Aug 17, 2016

Economic Perspective: Is Retirement New?

What caused the modern idea of retirement to come about? NC State University economist Mike Walden has a few thoughts on the matter.

Aug 16, 2016

Back in the Saddle

Franklin County kicked off its 21st annual Horse Tour, where owners can gather, share and gain knowledge of the equine industry.

Aug 16, 2016

Economic Perspective: What’s the High Tech Sector?

Have you ever wondered what makes up the defined high tech sector? NC State University economist Mike Walden helps lay out some parameters.

Aug 15, 2016

Engineering a New Mosquito

The field of genetic engineering offers an array of approaches to eliminating human diseases spread by mosquitoes. NC State Univeristy Ph.D. student Sophia Webster is conducting research on one viable solution to the problem.

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 15, 2016

Economic Perspective: Skipping the Starter Home

The starter home purchase used to be a landmark event in a young couple's life. So why are modern couples bypassing this step? NC State University economist Mike Walden posits a few ideas on the topic.