On his path toward a career in international development, Mark Watson has built an expansive portfolio. He's earned three majors, two minors and two concentrations; gained research experience in Lima, Peru, and at NC State; and developed and led a student club on the cutting-edge practice of vertical farming.
Two blueberry researchers cross continents to forge a partnership aimed at improving what’s already considered a superfood.
Brazilian Soybean Intern Stays, Just a Little Bit Longer
A graduate student in crop and sciences at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná in Brazil, Barros arrived at NC State to learn more about soybean cultivation in North Carolina and extended his stay for the friendships and new experiences.
Horsing Around in Ireland
NC State students on a study-abroad trip to Ireland’s world-renowned equine industry expected to learn about horses. But that's not all they learned about.
Rhinos On The Resume: International Experience Bolsters Future Plans
When wildlife conservation students step off the plane into South Africa, they walk into long days, hard work – and a pre-veterinary experience like no other.
Patterson and Ristaino Receive Awards for International Impact
Congratulation to CALS faculty members Bob Patterson and Jean Ristaino, who were honored recently at NC State’s annual Global Engagement Exposition.
Global Research Outreach in Nairobi: Biochemistry’s Jose Ascencio-Ibanez
Teaching Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Research Jose Ascencio-Ibanez recently attended a one-week outreach initiative in Nairobi, Kenya. The goal: partner with international researchers to help identify drivers of viral evolution infecting cassava plants, an important staple crop.
Next Stop, Bosnia and Herzegovina?: CALS International Programs Examines Partnership
José Cisneros—the Director of CALS International Programs—hopped the pond to evaluate the bigger picture and strategize a mutually beneficial collaboration between NC State and Bosnia.
The Bahamas Meets Patterson Hall: Ambassador, Officials Visit CALS
A high-level delegation from The Bahamas met with CALS researchers and administration to discuss technology, marine sciences and education.
Student Spotlight: Research in the Land of Potatoes
Enrolled in three majors -- crop and soil science, horticultural science and Spanish -- Mark Watson keeps a busy schedule. He made time this summer, though, to spend 12 weeks conducting research at the International Potato Center in Peru.