Stories From Apr 2018

Apr 27, 2018

You Decide: Should We Pay Amazon to Come to North Carolina?

With the final 20 cities picked for Amazon's second headquarters, what will it take to lure the company to it's new home? What's involved in luring a massive company like Amazon to North Carolina?

Apr 27, 2018

Sleepover At The Equine Unit: Foal Watch 2018

Every spring, student interns arrive at CALS' Equine Education Unit around 9 p.m. to unfurl their sleeping bags under desks and across chairs for the night shift: providing constant monitoring to ensure a safe and healthy birth for the new foals.

Apr 25, 2018

Student Spotlight: For Abel Walker, Sustainability is Key to Living Well

Plant biology student Abel Walker looks outside his comfort zone as he prepares for life beyond his December 2018 graduation.

Apr 24, 2018

Temple Grandin Visits NC State

Lines stretched around the lobby and out the door of NC State’s McKimmon Center when autism advocate, best-selling author and agriculture innovator Temple Grandin returned to campus for a book signing and lecture in early April.

Apr 24, 2018

Five Fun Facts: NC State’s JC Raulston Arboretum

Dubbed Raleigh’s “hidden gem,” NC State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum is a peaceful place to enjoy thousands of plants from all around the world. Arboretum Director Mark Weathington outlines five reasons to check it out.

Apr 20, 2018

Taking Aim at Destructive Weeds

Palmer amaranth is one of the biggest production challenges farmers in the Southeast face. At NC State, scientists and graduate students are making progress toward lessening the weed’s impact in a range of crops. Here, we highlight the work of soon-to-graduate students Nicholas Basinger and Cole Smith.

Apr 19, 2018

AgPack Strong: The Conservation Evangelist

A botany and zoology class in NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences gave Dale Threatt-Taylor an understanding of and passion for conservation. Now, she's a national leader in the field.

Apr 18, 2018

Economic Perspective: Is There A Future For Credit Cards?

For several decades credit cards encroached on cash as a form of payment. Now many experts say the same is happening to credit cards with new forms of payment. What does the future for credit cards look like?

Apr 17, 2018

Dining Diplomats Promote Health and Wellness on Campus

Eating nutritious meals on a college campus is no small feat. Enter Dining Diplomats, an innovative student-led program that educates NC State students on health and wellness.

Apr 16, 2018

‘Drill Instructor Without the Yelling:’ Food Science’s Keith Harris

During his time in the Marine Corps Reserves and on active duty during Operation Desert Storm, Keith Harris learned an unlikely lesson: how to teach.