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Man standing in an indoor shop in front of a tractor .

Jan 9, 2024

How a Distinguished Professorship Became a Career Pinnacle

Gary Roberson, the Charles W. Suggs Distinguished Professor in CALS, is retiring after 40 years. His relationship with a departmental legend — the donor and namesake behind his title — helped pave his way to success. 

Dec 21, 2023

All Hopped Up

Get ready for a truly homegrown brew as breeders work to create hops plants that can thrive in North Carolina. 

Christmas tree in the Blue Room of the White House.

Dec 18, 2023

Extension Teams Up with NC Family to Grow White House Christmas Tree

The towering Fraser fir that heralds the holidays in the Blue Room of the White House this year is a prime example of what can happen when NC State’s Christmas Tree Extension Team partners with the growers. 

Christmas tree farm in Avery County just outside Newland.

Dec 1, 2023

3 Benefits of Genetically-Improved Christmas Trees

NC State researchers are working to develop “elite” Fraser fir trees that look better, grow faster and retain their needles longer. 

Scott Collins and Kathryn Poloff of Hoofprint Biome pose smiling in their lab coats.

Nov 21, 2023

Trusting Their Gut: NC State Spinout Company Knows Cows Hold the Key to Quickly Cooling the Climate

Hoofprint Biome, which recently closed a $4.25M pre-seed round of venture capital funding, was founded by two NC State Ph.D. grads with the mission to improve cattle’s gut health and, as a result, reduce methane — a major contributor to climate change. 

Sep 26, 2023

Mother of Invention

Necessity? Or maybe the Wolfpack spirit is the reason so many NC State ideas end up in the National Inventors Hall of Fame. 

Fireworks explode over the NC State belltower to close down Packapalooza 2022.

Aug 24, 2023

From Ideas to Solutions

Six projects secured support from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund this year, and for the first time in the fund’s history, awardees will receive supplemental resources through local entrepreneur and investor Bill Spruill’s 2ndF Research Commercialization Fund. 

the integrative sciences building at NC State

Aug 23, 2023

NC State Hosts Integrative Sciences Building Groundbreaking

NC State will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Integrative Sciences Building on Friday, Sept. 8. 

a woman holds a small bird in one hand while attaching a band to its leg with her other hand

Aug 23, 2023

The Beauty of Research

Whether photographing scientists at work in the field or offering insights into the microscopic structure of living things, research images convey aspects of the world we struggle to describe with words alone. The winners of the 2023 Envisioning Research contest showcase the scope of research being done at NC State. The contest is a collaborative effort… 

a researcher wearing a red shirt looking into a microscope

Aug 16, 2023

NC State Licenses Supplement Reducing GI Inflammation

Researchers have developed a new probiotic supplement that reduces gastrointestinal inflammation.