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April 2017

BAE students race edible cars

Apr 28, 2017

Students Challenged to Design Incredible Edible Cars

Foods like protein bars, a sausage link, carrots and cookies became car parts in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering's annual Edible Vehicle Design Competition. 

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

Apr 28, 2017

You Decide: What Determines County Jobless Rates?

In any given month in North Carolina the unemployment rate varies greatly among our 100 counties. What’s behind this big difference and what,if anything, can be done about the disparity? 

NC State CALS student researcher Jordan Wood

Apr 26, 2017

What Should Elephants Eat?

Every six weeks, animal science graduate student Jordan Wood’s research requires a trip to the zoo. The project: understand how native tree species could be used to supplement the diet of the North Carolina Zoo’s African elephants. 

Queen bee surrounded by her other bees in her colony.

Apr 26, 2017

Extension Clinic Helps Beekeepers Protect Their Colonies

As news continues to grow about problems faced by honey bees, NC State Extension is using the latest science to help beekeepers assess one of the most important factors in their colonies’ success -- the health of their queens. 

Late afternoon sun paints the downtown Raleigh skyline.

Apr 24, 2017

Economic Perspective: Higher Housing Costs in Cities

The cost of housing in cities seems to constantly be housing. What, if anything, can be done about the rising home and rent prices? 

APVMA conference at CALS NCSU

Apr 24, 2017

Animal Science Partnership Nabs National Symposium

About 600 pre-veterinary students from across the United States attended the American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association Symposium at NC State. 

students at Hunt Library

Apr 24, 2017

10 Ways to Survive Dead Week

CALS students are buckling down, studying hard and trying to stay awake. Here are ten tips for getting through this end-of-the-year mad dash. 

Portrait of Lane Michael Hall outside.

Apr 21, 2017

Student Spotlight: Hall Aspires to Lend a Hand for N.C. Agriculture

Junior soil science student Lane Michael Hall knows what he wants to do -- to help North Carolina agriculture -- and is busy getting it done. 

Lake Raleigh

Apr 21, 2017

New Program Fosters Collaboration Between Students and Industry

A new undergraduate scholars program in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering will give students the opportunity to work outside the classroom on real-world problems. 

Zeiss microscope and monitor

Apr 20, 2017

Ready For Your Close-Up?

The Cellular and Molecular Imaging Facility recently acquired a new state-of-the-art Zeiss LSM 880 confocal microscope and is eager for researchers on campus to learn how to use it. Check out two opportunities to see it in action.