Streamlining Biofuel Fermentation Processes
Undergraduate student Erin Cooper likes making things more efficient, easier and faster. She’s working with advisor Dr. Mari Chinn to streamline ethanol fermentation using biomass sorghum as a starting material.
Water Collaborative Makes Waves
Amid rising global concerns about water-related issues, a faculty-driven effort at NC State draws from a deep well of expertise to find and deliver solutions.
Target: Healthy, Strong Bee Populations
Mario Simon Pinilla-Gallego's research focuses on understanding gut pathogens in bees to maintain healthy and strong pollinator populations.
Researching Climate Change Effects in Costa Rica
Applied Ecology student Ana Meza Salazar is looking at how climate change might alter stream ecosystems in Costa Rica via acidification.
How Do You Count Fish in a Creek?
Counting fish in a quickly flowing creek or river presents some obvious challenges. As any angler will tell you, most fish are pretty good at not being caught. So how can scientists reliably count fish in these ecosystems?
Citizen Scientists Help Solve Ant Enigma
Where did these ants come from, anyway?
Is More Food Production the Answer?
Professor Edward L. Kick in the Department Agriculture and Resource Economics is conducting research to determine the causes and concrete solutions to what is called global “food insecurity.”
Oh, Christmas Tree
NC State Extension, the College of Natural Resources and the state agriculture department work together to literally seed the future of North Carolina’s Christmas tree farms.
Salty Algae Leads to Sweet Success
NC State University professor Heike Sederoff started studying saltwater algae more than a decade ago as part of a project to use algae to make biofuel. This research led to a recent paper in the journal Nature and a biofuels patent application.
‘Conductor’ Gene Found in Plant Root Stem Cell ‘Orchestra’
NC State researchers identify the maestro behind stem cell division in plant roots.