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covid vaccine clinic parking sign

Apr 9, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: Which Vaccine Should I Get? Does It Matter?

You have vaccine questions. We have answers. 

Memorial Belltower

Apr 6, 2021

NC State Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Awards

The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. 

diagram of a solar-powered greenhouse

Mar 22, 2021

Study Finds Plants Would Grow Well in Solar Cell Greenhouses

You can definitely grow plants (and make electricity) in a greenhouse made of see-through solar panels. 

Erin Meachum

Mar 9, 2021

Scholarship Support Helps AGI’s Meachum Pursue Career Aspirations

Erin Meachum, assistant coordinator for the AGI Internship Program, is pursuing a Ph.D. at NC State's College of Education. Her studies focus on student success in two-year programs at land-grant universities, specifically the success of students of color in agricultural-related disciplines. 

sign that says beer

Mar 9, 2021

A How-To Manual on the Science of Making Good Beer

If you’re teaching a course on brewing beer, and you can’t find the book you want, you write it yourself. 

fruit fly on a berry

Feb 15, 2021

Invasive Flies Prefer Untouched Territory When Laying Eggs

The finding raises questions about how the flies can tell whether a piece of fruit is virgin territory – and what that might mean for pest control. 

Lactobacillus

Feb 1, 2021

Lactobacillus Manipulates Bile Acids to Create Favorable Gut Environment

Probiotic bacteria create a better environment for their survival by manipulating bile acids. 

line drawings of arthropods from a coloring book

Jan 29, 2021

If You Love Insects and Other Arthropods, We Have the Coloring Book for You

Check out the free coloring book with the best name ever: “Arthropods!” 

jar of sourdough starter

Jan 26, 2021

Intercontinental Study Sheds Light on the Microbial Life of Sourdough

Conventional wisdom is wrong. And sourdough is complicated. 

Billy Ray Vickers carries the ball down field in a Technician photo, circa 1979.

Jan 22, 2021

Major Player

Billy Ray Vickers learned the value of hard work growing up on a farm in the Blue Ridge foothills. The lessons he learned on and off the football field at NC State propelled him to a successful career in manufacturing.