It’s “Cheep”: Poults (And Future State Fair Contenders) For NC Youth
Last week, parents, teachers, Extension workers and kids from across the state flocked to CALS' Poultry Teaching Unit to pick up baby turkeys – called "poults" – they hope to raise into prizewinners at the annual NC State Fair.
How To Break Barriers In Science: Applied Ecology’s Martha Burford Reiskind
Research assistant professor Martha Burford Reiskind noticed that her Ph.D. students felt isolated as they worked on their dissertations. So she started the #45_15 Group, meeting weekly to combine dissertation writing and discussion. Topics range from research interests to professional challenges faced by the mostly female group.
The One Who (Almost) Got Away
Eliza Hardy’s great-great-great grandfather, Perrin Busbee, was NC State’s first football coach. When it came time for college applications, CALS was Eliza’s top choice – until her application was first deferred, then wait-listed. Her path to CALS? Complicated.
“Don’t Be Afraid Of The Unknown”: Poultry Science’s Brooke Bartz
Graduate student Brooke Bartz studies the effects of LED lighting on bird behavior and performance — with fascinating results.
“Change-Maker In Medicine”: CALS Alum Brian Forrest, M.D.
When he was sitting in class at CALS, Brian Forrest didn’t yet have a plan to revolutionize primary care medicine. But fast forward 17 years and he’s done exactly that, recently earning "change maker" honors from Medical Economics Magazine.
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.
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.
‘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.
“Where The Strong Grow Great”: Greetings From Dean Linton
At NC State, we’re all about serving the people of North Carolina, in every corner of the state — north, south, east and west. For this issue of CALS Magazine, we decided to turn the lens to our work in […]
Shadoe Stewart’s “Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal”: Dental School
From bartending to urban planning, Shadoe Stewart’s eclectic path through education and career has brought him to CALS with an unusual goal: dental school.