Stories From Feb 2019

Feb 12, 2019

Fueling the Future: Elephant Grass as Potential Biofuel Material (And More)

A common perennial grass may hold uncommon promise for research, agriculture and industry – and it may even fuel the future. A team of NC State scientists are exploring the potential of miscanthus.

Feb 11, 2019

Esteemed Plant Pathology Professor Passes Away

Charles W. Averre III, a plant pathology professor emeritus at NC State University, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, but Averre's legacy will live on in a scholarship and a high-yielding sweet potato variety named in his honor.

Feb 11, 2019

Economic Perspective: What’s Behind the Death of Small Cars?

The market for smaller cars is shrinking in the auto industry. What forces could be driving the industry towards larger vehicles?

Feb 8, 2019

Extreme Events And Caribbean Fisheries: Ph.D. Student Bonnie Myers

Growing up hiking the Ozark Mountains, Bonnie Myers developed a love of nature and a concern for good stewardship. Now, she's a Ph.D. researcher in the Department of Applied Ecology and the Southeast Climate Science Center, studying the impact of climate change on natural resources.

Feb 8, 2019

Barrangou Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Rodolphe Barrangou adds another prestigious honor with his election to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the world’s most important and influential scientific societies.

Feb 4, 2019

Economic Perspective: Economic Improvements in the World

Are there positive economic trends we can point to in the world?

Feb 4, 2019

Beyond Roses: Fresh Local Flowers for Valentine’s Day

If you’re looking for something unique to give your valentine, an NC State floriculture expert suggests locally grown flowers.

Feb 1, 2019

New Project Supports Beginner Meat Producers in NC

NC Choices has launched a new project aimed at increasing the number of beginning farmers in North Carolina raising meat in either pasture-based or silvopasture systems.

Feb 1, 2019

You Decide: Should the Fed Push or Pause?

What are the basics of how the Fed operates, and what are the implications of the actions they take?