Stories From Nov 2017

Nov 17, 2017

Getting to the Genetic Root of Stem Cells

NC State scientists find faster ways to identify the complex gene interactions that make stem cell renewal and differentiation in plants possible.

Nov 14, 2017

Student Spotlight: Mike Jones and the Economics of Cutting-Edge Ag Technology

The academic journey of Ph.D. student Mike Jones spans Peruvian potato fields and the irrigated deserts of Syria to NC State’s campus, where he investigates the impacts and public perception of cutting-edge agricultural technology.

Nov 13, 2017

Economic Perspective: Choosing The Best College

High school students consider various factors when picking a college. From an economic viewpoint, what are the most important?

Nov 10, 2017

You Decide: Can Debates Over Tax Changes Be Resolved?

Changes to the tax rates are a loaded topic. Here, economist Dr. Mike Walden helps break down some of debates for how changes could affect the economy.

Nov 8, 2017

Economic Perspective: Potential Impact Of Meat Substitutes

For a long time, scientists have talked about the development of synthetic meat. What could the impact of a growing synthetic meat market mean?

Nov 8, 2017

Stakeholders, University Celebrate Plant Sciences Partnership

Agricultural leaders planted their stakes, literally, in the ground on NC State’s Centennial Campus, as they marked the commitments they've made to the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative.

Nov 8, 2017

NC State Strengthens Partnership With Industries Both Near and Far

A two-day workshop brought together representatives from NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Belgian research institute VIB and RTP agricultural and life sciences organizations. Participants discussed transcending scientific disciplines and focusing on collaboration.

Nov 6, 2017

Salumi 101 Teaches Art, Science of Artisan Meat-Making

Anyone with a passion for learning about the art and science of crafting high-quality artisan meat products will benefit from attending Salumi 101, a unique hands-on workshop offered this winter at NC State.

Nov 6, 2017

Lost and Found

A cyanobacterial strain with an intriguing backstory could have an even more remarkable future, because the organism produces possible anticancer agents. Two NC State University scientists team up to find out how.

Nov 2, 2017

Making Hay: 4-H’ers Use Hay Bales to Spread Messages of Fun and Learning

What do fidget spinners, wise owls and gumball machines have in common? They are among the symbols young people used at the State Fair this year to spread the 4-H message.