Stories From Apr 2020

Apr 30, 2020

Mary Grace Phillips: COVID-19 Frontline Worker and Full-Time Student

Crop and Soil Sciences undergraduate student Mary Grace Phillips is experiencing the COVID-19 fight first-hand. A junior majoring in agroecology and community food systems, Phillips is also working full time in the healthcare field.

Apr 29, 2020

Economic Perspective: Will Inflation Eventually Surge?

Is there a chance inflation could surge on the other end of the current crisis?

Apr 29, 2020

Yoder on State Food Supply Chain Group

Mike Yoder of NC State Extension and Allen Boyette of NC State Facilities have joined North Carolina’s frontline effort to address food production and distribution issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 29, 2020

Mission to Serve: Meghan Montemurro on Combating Homelessness

During these unprecedented times, NC State graduate student Meghan Montemurro has remained steadfast in her mission to help the homeless find safe housing.

Apr 29, 2020  |  Research

Plant Aid: A GRIP4PSI Big-Data Project to Detect Plant Diseases Faster

An interdisciplinary team led by professor Jean Ristaino will combine small sensors with big data for faster detection of the diseases plaguing tomato fields. From a hand-held plant disease ‘sniffer’ to a cloud-based database that can alert farmers about the cause of the stress and suggest possible mitigation strategies, the project aims to detect diseases early, improving yield.

Apr 28, 2020

2019 Keller Award Winner, Becky Poole, Continues Her Passion for Cattle Research

Poole began her academic career at CALS pursuing a degree in animal science. Like many animal science majors, Poole went into the field with an interest in veterinary medicine, but soon realized just how many opportunities she had to choose from in the expansive field.

Apr 28, 2020

University Scientists Grow Water Savings with Drought-Tolerant Turfgrass

A network of turfgrass researchers from six major universities, led by NC State, is reducing our lawn's irrigation needs with drought-tolerant turfgrasses that are attractive and healthy with minimal water.

Apr 28, 2020

Adapting to Online: A Remote Master’s Defense

Master’s student Ryan Spurney learned over spring break that his in-person defense would have to be done remotely over Zoom, a virtual meetings platform, because of social distancing at NC State University. He offers tips for success.

Apr 28, 2020

Longtime 4-H Friend and Author Wins Again

Longtime 4-H friend and supporter James W. Clark Jr. was recently named winner of the North Carolina Humanities Council’s prestigious John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities.

Apr 24, 2020

Bringing Science Home

Plants4Kids provides K-5 students with easy hands-on experiments they can do at home.