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Author: Chelsea Kellner

CALS Animal Science alumnus James Quick stands next to a horse.

Sep 23, 2019

Quick Start: Young Alum James Quick Builds Animal Science Program

At CALS, James Quick fell in love with teaching as a graduate teacher's assistant in the Department of Animal Science. Today, he's putting his education to use in a way he never anticipated. 

Fire ants crawling on plywood

Aug 20, 2019

Homegrown: Controlling Fire Ants In Your Yard

How do you spot a fire ant infestation? What do fire ants look like? And most importantly, how can you get rid of them? Homegrown shares tips and tools to help keep your yard fire ant-free. 

A CALS NC State graduate stands in the Free Expression Tunnel, framed by graffiti.

Aug 16, 2019

How To Build Professional Confidence (And Your Resume): Research Intern Alex Burd

With her North Carolina Agricultural Research Service internship, Alex Burd had the opportunity to meet leaders of industry and accelerate the career of her dreams – but first, she had to step up to the table. 

Photo of green tree tops.

Aug 14, 2019

Building the Great Warships: NC Timber from Colonial Times to Now

Joint research from NC State Professor Edward Kick and his University of Wisconsin colleague Adam Driscoll determined that North Carolina’s timber provided the natural capital used to build the great warships of the British Empire. 

A young man holding an award

Aug 14, 2019

Teaching With Passion: Poultry Science Grad Student Michael Warren

Prestage Department of Poultry Science's Matthew Warren is a "dynamic, engaging student and instructor" who brings energy and enthusiasm to his work both inside and outside the classroom. 

Close up of a stickybug on a leave with another insect.

Aug 14, 2019

“Sticky” Tobacco Leaf Structures Aid Plant Health

Researchers in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology have shown that “sticky” hairlike structures on tobacco leaves can help attract beneficial insects. 

A scientist stands in a swamp, arms outstretched, looking happy.

Aug 5, 2019

Venus Flytrap Detective: Ph.D. Student Laura Hamon

Applied Ecology Ph.D. student Laura Hamon studies the pollination ecology of the Venus flytrap – including how it's so good at not eating its own pollinators. 

A closeup photo of a corpse flower in bloom. The outside is chartreuse, the inside is maroon.

Jul 29, 2019

Corpse Flower Returns

For the first time in years, this rare plant puts on a spectacular show – and makes a big stink. Lupin will bloom this week! 

CMAST researcher holds a big, pretty fish.

Jul 29, 2019

Campus At The Coast

About 150 miles from Raleigh, NC State’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology is offering students unique experiences and furthering the university’s research and outreach mission. 

Close-up photo of a person holding a kitchen knife, blade facing outward.

Jul 17, 2019

Homegrown: Five Essential Knives For Your Kitchen

What's the basic set of knives and tools you should have in your kitchen to improve your cooking skills? NC State Extension Nutrition Specialist Carolyn Dunn fills us in.