Research

Jan 28, 2020

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.

Jan 27, 2020

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.

Jan 22, 2020

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.

Jan 17, 2020

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.

Jan 17, 2020

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?

Jan 9, 2020

Citizen Scientists Help Solve Ant Enigma

Where did these ants come from, anyway?

Jan 6, 2020

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.”

Dec 23, 2019

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.

Dec 16, 2019  |  Research

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.

Dec 6, 2019

‘Conductor’ Gene Found in Plant Root Stem Cell ‘Orchestra’

NC State researchers identify the maestro behind stem cell division in plant roots.