Stories From Sep 2017

Sep 29, 2017

Climate’s Effects on Flowers Critical for Bumble Bees

In a study that shows the importance of climate change on critical pollinators, NC State researchers found that earlier and longer flowering seasons can have poor effects on the bumble bees that rely on these flowers to live and thrive.

Sep 29, 2017

You Decide: Should North Carolina Bid For Amazon?

Amazon wants to open a second U.S. headquarters that could be the economic prize of the century. What does North Carolina have to offer, and what would could it be worth?

Sep 27, 2017

Who Is Returning To The Workforce?

Recently the labor force participation rate has seen a rise, with a greater number of people either holding down a job or actively looking for one. Who is responsible for this improvement?

Sep 27, 2017

Research Program Paves Path to Soil Science

Many undergraduate students are not aware of soil science coursework or how it relates to majors like chemistry, engineering or biology. Two of our faculty members are out to change that.

Sep 26, 2017

Faculty Focus: New BAE Department Head Strives to Make a Lasting Mark

When Garey Fox was asked to apply for a department head position at North Carolina State University, he knew that “NC State was too good to turn down.”

Sep 25, 2017

Student Spotlight: Empowering Farmers in El Salvador

CALS grad student Angel Cruz conducted research in El Salvador to improve agricultural practices, share conservation techniques and -- most importantly -- engage local farmers every step of the way.

Sep 22, 2017

Lee County’s Women in Ag: The Next Generation

Three recent CALS grads from Lee County turn their agricultural training into varied careers across the state.

Sep 21, 2017

A Work in Progress: Animal Nutrition for Companion Pets

For a new online course in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the end goal is for students to be able to simulate the creation of a specialized cat or dog food, gaining a better understanding of companion animal nutrition.

Sep 20, 2017

CALS Honors Extraordinary Alumni

CALS alumni, friends, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate more than two dozen extraordinary alumni at the college's annual Alumni Awards Ceremony.

Sep 20, 2017

New Merit Scholarship Will Assist Incoming Production Agriculture Students

A new scholarship that covers tuition, books and fees is available for an outstanding student with plans to major in production agriculture.