Academics

Apr 27, 2018

Sleepover At The Equine Unit: Foal Watch 2018

Every spring, student interns arrive at CALS' Equine Education Unit around 9 p.m. to unfurl their sleeping bags under desks and across chairs for the night shift: providing constant monitoring to ensure a safe and healthy birth for the new foals.

Apr 25, 2018

Student Spotlight: For Abel Walker, Sustainability is Key to Living Well

Plant biology student Abel Walker looks outside his comfort zone as he prepares for life beyond his December 2018 graduation.

Apr 24, 2018

Five Fun Facts: NC State’s JC Raulston Arboretum

Dubbed Raleigh’s “hidden gem,” NC State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum is a peaceful place to enjoy thousands of plants from all around the world. Arboretum Director Mark Weathington outlines five reasons to check it out.

Apr 17, 2018

Dining Diplomats Promote Health and Wellness on Campus

Eating nutritious meals on a college campus is no small feat. Enter Dining Diplomats, an innovative student-led program that educates NC State students on health and wellness.

Apr 16, 2018

‘Drill Instructor Without the Yelling:’ Food Science’s Keith Harris

During his time in the Marine Corps Reserves and on active duty during Operation Desert Storm, Keith Harris learned an unlikely lesson: how to teach.

Apr 12, 2018

Shadoe Stewart’s “Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal”: Dental School

From bartending to urban planning, Shadoe Stewart’s eclectic path through education and career has brought him to CALS with an unusual goal: dental school.

Apr 12, 2018

Developing Wisdom For Med School: Tin Phan

Tin Phan is a Goodnight Scholar who volunteers for multiple nonprofit organizations, serves on student councils for global health and Operation Smile — and still finds time to coach the youth-development soccer team he co-founded with his brother.

Apr 12, 2018

This Is Sparta: One Rural Student Fights To Return Home

Students from rural areas face a unique set of challenges, from access to test preparation to culture shock on campus. Some work their way to college as the fast track out of country life. Others, like Alleghany County native David Cox, are fighting to go back and stay.

Apr 12, 2018

From Factory Floor To First-Generation College Student

From teenage packing plant worker to animal science student and mentor, Sampson County’s Selena Ibarra is a first-generation college student who refused to quit.

Apr 12, 2018

Real-World Problems, Meet Your Solutions: CALS’ New Entrepreneurship Series

Aspiring agribusiness entrepreneurs now have three new CALS courses focused on bringing ideas from concept to commercialization. A serial agribusiness developer wanted to know whether an oyster farm on a North Carolina island could be profitable. A local nursery sought […]