Initiatives

Feb 17, 2020

GRIP4PSI Seed Grant Winners Announced

Four NC State research teams have been selected as recipients of the next phase of the Game-Changing Research Incentive Program (GRIP). The program was initially created in 2016 as a three-year seed-funding initiative to stimulate… Continue reading “GRIP4PSI Seed Grant Winners Announced”

Dec 19, 2019

Ambassador Visit Highlights Partnerships Near and Far

As the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative continues to take shape, partnerships between VIB, a Belgian life sciences institute, and NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are growing.

Dec 3, 2019  |  Alumni and Friends

N.C. PSI, SAS to Harness the Power of Data

SAS will build off of its longstanding partnership with NC State and embed full-time data scientists within the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative to collaborate on various research efforts ensure a safe and sustainable food supply.

Dec 2, 2019  |  Initiatives

Fred Gould: My Journey to Interdisciplinary Research

Fred Gould shares his journey from graduate school to interdisciplinary research on genetically modified pests and beyond, as well as the challenges he overcame along the way.

Nov 18, 2019  |  N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative

Lightning Round: Knitting Networks and Seeding Solutions

The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative organized a lightning session on Wednesday, Nov. 13 designed to spark research collaborations to tackle grand challenges, whether they ended up being focused on plant sciences or not.

Nov 13, 2019

Healthy Innovation

NC State's Food Innovation Lab focuses on plant-based foods and aims to increase food processing in N.C.

Nov 12, 2019  |  Research

$10M Grant to NC State, USDA-ARS to Advance Cover Crops, Transform Agriculture

Chris Reberg-Horton, a professor in Crop and Soil Science, will co-lead a five-year, $10 million grant to improve the sustainability and profitability of agriculture by advancing the study and use of cover crops such as rye, clover and radishes.

Nov 6, 2019  |  Research

Emerging Research Showcase Connects Faculty with Partners

In October, seven faculty members presented their innovative food animal research to potential industry partners at the second Emerging Research Showcase.

Oct 22, 2019

Partner Profile: The Golden LEAF Foundation

The Golden LEAF Foundation has provided substantial support for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative and the NC State University building that will serve as its headquarters. Foundation Board Chairman Randy Isenhower explains why.

Sep 17, 2019

Student Spotlight: DeShae Dillard on NC State’s New AgBioFEWS Program

When he first set foot in Columbia, North Carolina, this summer, NC State graduate student DeShae Dillard felt as though he’d arrived in another country. There, he learned more about rural life, especially the everyday challenges of farming.