Stories From Jul 2017

Jul 19, 2017

‘Defining Moment’: Food Processing Innovation Center Poised to Boost N.C. Economy

The new North Carolina Food Processing Innovation Center could create jobs, revitalize rural communities, open new markets for entrepreneurs and farmers … and the list goes on.

Jul 17, 2017

Tackling Cassava Mosaic Disease: One Week in Tanzania

NC State Ph.D. student Catherine Doyle had seen infected cassava in a lab, but a trip to Tanzania allowed her to connect that work to what's happening in the field. Read more in this second in a series of posts on her journey to help defeat cassava mosaic disease.

Jul 17, 2017

Economic Perspective: Buying Versus Renting

Buying a home may be the biggest purchase someone will make, but some seem to be forgoing that in favor of renting. Does this mean owning a home is no longer a good investment?

Jul 16, 2017

4-H Electric Congress Celebrates its 70th Year

Every summer, North Carolina 4-H Electric Congress draws young people from across the state for hands-on learning, and fun, in science, technology, engineering and math related to electricity. The event is in its 70th year.

Jul 14, 2017

Women Impacting Lee County Ag: Managing Agricultural Enterprises

Meet Gail Logan and Mandy Thomas Johnson in the second installment of monthly series Reshaping the Landscape: Women Impacting Lee County Agriculture, developed through N.C. Cooperative Extension.

Jul 14, 2017

Grad Student Spotlight: Sophia Webster

NC State’s Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology is working to prevent disease transmission. Doctoral student Sophia Webster is on the front lines. Read more from the Graduate School's Think Magazine.

Jul 11, 2017

Diving Into (Dr.) Poole

From cow births in the classroom to epic whiteboard sessions in his office, Daniel Poole loves to teach, and it shows: in 2017 alone, he's nabbed three teaching awards — one of them national.

Jul 10, 2017

At This Campus Lab, Worms Eat Your Leftovers

At the NC State Compost Learning Lab, 26 types of composting and vermicomposting bins are showcased, including options and equipment for homeowners and commercial composting businesses alike.

Jul 10, 2017

Economic Perspective: Fed Nominees and the Battle Over Policy

The nominations for two vacancies in the Federal Reserve are forthcoming. Why is this important, and what kind of policy debates can spring up from this?

Jul 7, 2017

Faculty Focus: Jean Ristaino Wins Fulbright Award

Jean Ristaino’s passion for ensuring food security for a fast-growing world population has taken her around the world to help other scientists and students gain skills in identifying and tracking new and re-emerging plant diseases. Her next stop: Italy.