Quick Start: Young Alum James Quick Builds Animal Science Program
At CALS, James Quick fell in love with teaching as a graduate teacher's assistant in the Department of Animal Science. Today, he's putting his education to use in a way he never anticipated.
Easing Suffering Through Biochemistry: Sayan Chakraborty
Inspired by his time working in an HIV clinic, Sayan Chakraborty is on a biochemistry-based quest for ever-better medicines to ease human suffering.
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.
Coastal Entrepreneur – And CALS Senior
Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food sector in the world. Charles Eason and his new business are diving in, thanks to the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
Chasing Better Biofuels – On The World’s Most Intense Neutron Beam
Imagine that every day, your job is to use one of the most intense beams of neutrons in the world to figure out solutions to some of the biggest challenges of our time. That’s Associate Professor of Biochemistry Flora Meilleur’s career.
I Am CALS: Bob Patterson’s 50 Years On Campus (And Counting)
He's legendary for toting corn stalks around campus – and for being one of the most effective, caring and helpful faculty members in CALS. Since beloved professor Bob Patterson began teaching in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences in 1968, he has trusted to three principles as his guides: empathy, gratitude and trust.
Transforming Tragedy Into Triumph
When a high school rodeo accident left her paralyzed from the neck down, Animal Science’s Kelly Blanton was still determined to attend her dream college – but broadened her focus to help others. By combining her love of animals with her passion for the counseling that shone through her dark time, Kelly is now a dual-disciplinary powerhouse.
The five Harward sisters run their growing independent beef operation from their family farm in western North Carolina, led by eldest sisters (and CALS grads) Brooke and Catherine.
The Business Of Sausage
Two North Carolina farmers wanted to merge two of their biggest commodities into a unique new product – and a food science class transformed into a team of entrepreneurs.
“What Can I Do To Be Marketable?”: Bayer CropScience’s Katelyn Thomas
One year after she graduated from CALS, Katelyn Thomas has already earned her first promotion at Bayer CropScience – and she has some advice for undergraduates.