Academics

Jun 20, 2018

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.

Jun 12, 2018

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.

May 29, 2018

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.

May 23, 2018

Golden LEAF Grant Bolsters Soldier to Agriculture Program

A recent $150,000 grant from Golden LEAF breathed new life into the Soldier to Agriculture Program, an intensive five-week course that is the first of its kind to provide agricultural training for transitioning veterans on a military base.

May 22, 2018

“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.

May 14, 2018

“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.

May 11, 2018

The Future is Bright: CALS Celebrates the Class of 2018

The homestretch is narrowing, and the end is in sight. Meet 10 of the college's outstanding students poised to receive degrees at commencement exercises this weekend.

May 11, 2018

Outstanding CALS Grad: Poultry Science’s Ben Alig

When Ben Alig graduates from the Prestage Department of Poultry Science, the CALS Outstanding Senior Award winner won't have to travel far to take his next step.

May 8, 2018

Outstanding CALS Grad: Serene Ahmad

Serene Ahmad jokes that “senioritis” has set in full-force. It’s no wonder the accomplished student is ready for a break – her NC State career is packed with scholarly achievements and extracurricular activities.

May 3, 2018

Outstanding CALS Grad: Danny Marulanda

When it comes to global environmental challenges, NC State student Danny Marulanda believes that agriculture can, and must, play a critical role. His mission: to help tackle problems facing the environment and agriculture in ways that sustain both.