Destination: Madagascar, ‘the Living Laboratory’
Through the Ants and Canopy Bootcamp, a group of undergraduates from the U.S. and Madagascar will explore diversity in ants – and learn to climb trees – with NC State's Bonnie Blaimer and the California Academy of Sciences' Brian Fisher.
Burgers Done Right
Plan on firing up the grill for Independence Day? If you'll be making hamburgers, check out our food safety pointers first.
Horsing Around in Ireland
NC State students on a study-abroad trip to Ireland’s world-renowned equine industry expected to learn about horses. But that's not all they learned about.
New Microneedle Technique Speeds Plant Disease Detection
Researchers have developed a new technique that uses microneedle patches to collect DNA from plant tissues in one minute, rather than the hours needed for conventional techniques.
Deceptively Simple: Minute Marine Animals and Microbial Dark Matter
A team of scientists, including CALS’s Manuel Kleiner, has discovered that tiny marine animals known as Trichoplax live in a sophisticated symbiosis with two types of bacteria. Their study appeared recently in the journal Nature Microbiology.
“I Call Them My Baby Girls”: AGI Grad Named Pig Farmer Of Tomorrow
NC State Agricultural Institute graduate Bailee Arnold lives in the suburbs and didn’t grow up with agriculture, but she’s managing a 4,000-head sow farm and was recently named a 2019 Pig Farmer of Tomorrow.
Non-Traditional: Field Crop Researcher – and National Guard Service Member
Ashley Joyce is on the job ... or should we say "jobs?" The National Guard member, research assistant in plant pathology and NC State alumna plans to continue on as a graduate student at the university this fall – though her plans could change due to deployment.
Beloved Teacher and Advisor Carm Parkhurst Passes Away
Award-winning Professor Emeritus Carm Parkhurst of the Prestage Department of Poultry Science passed away on May 19 at age 77. He joined the faculty in 1971 and continued to teach and work after retiring in 2008.
Howling Cow Ice Cream Available in More Harris Teeter Stores
The State Fair and NC State campus delectable treat will be available for purchase at an additional 30 Harris Teeter locations across central and eastern North Carolina.
Spotlight: Bean Zhou Studies Plants Across a Great Divide
Asia and America come together in Bean Zhou’s Ph.D. research on kindred plants and their evolution. A recent award will allow him to study at Harvard’s esteemed Arnold Arboretum this summer.