Stories From 2017

Dec 18, 2017

Economic Perspective: Spending and Saving

Many economists believed the Great Recession recovery would be slow, and that people would save more. Did that happen, and are we now seeing changes from that?

Dec 18, 2017

Fieldwork in Africa Informs Science – and Changes a Scientist

William Sharpee, a postdoctoral scientist in NC State’s Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, describes his life-changing work in Kenya to help farmers manage cassava mosaic disease.

Dec 18, 2017

A Perfect Pairing

NC State Dining and Agroecology Education Farm work together to bring fresh, local food to the university's dining halls.

Dec 15, 2017

The Future is Bright: CALS Celebrates Commencement

CALS graduated nearly 365 students on Dec. 15, including six extraordinary grads who are ready to change the world.

Dec 15, 2017

Outstanding December Graduate: William Brad O’Dell

The first in his family to earn a college degree (and a Ph.D.), Brad O'Dell is an accomplished scientist who has big goals for his future.

Dec 13, 2017

A CALS Throwback Christmas Special

Deep in the archives of the NCSU Libraries lie relics of CALS Christmas past: two vintage videos from a time when Extension agents wore fedoras to work and Baby Boomers were toiling through high school.

Dec 13, 2017

Outstanding December Graduate: Olivia Chadwick

Olivia Chadwick plans to pursue a career in nutrition and find creative ways to share her message of healthful eating with others.

Dec 12, 2017

Poinsettias: Big Business for N.C.

NC State’s poinsettia program plays important role in helping the floriculture industry prosper.

Dec 11, 2017

Outstanding December Graduate: Jacob Nester

After losing three fingers working to pay for college, Jacob Nester is ready to teach and inspire the next generation of ag ed students.

Dec 8, 2017

Applying Research to Practice: Helping Families and Communities

The term “learning” took on a whole new meaning for NC State College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) alumna Jamie Alexander once she started pursuing her master’s degree online at NC State.