News and Events

Jun 20, 2018

It’s “Cheep”: Poults (And Future State Fair Contenders) For NC Youth

Last week, parents, teachers, Extension workers and kids from across the state flocked to CALS' Poultry Teaching Unit to pick up baby turkeys – called "poults" – they hope to raise into prizewinners at the annual NC State Fair.

Jun 19, 2018

Inside the Box: NC State Indoor Farming Research Gets Boost

CALS' Ricardo Hernandez breaks new ground when it comes to controlled environment agriculture, the increasingly popular practice of producing crops indoors. A recent gift boosts his research and teaching programs.

Jun 18, 2018

BAE Student Selected for ACC Fellowship Program

Carrie Sanford, a student in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE), was selected for the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Consortium (ACC AC) Fellows Program in Creativity and Innovation.

Jun 13, 2018

Economic Perspective: Alternative Unemployment Rates

The unemployment rate is often cited as a measure of economic health, but did you know there are multiple ways of measuring a society's unemployment?

Jun 13, 2018

CALS Alumna Credits Online Program for Career Preparedness, Success

NC State alumna Rasha El-Beshti works as a program evaluator in the research and evaluation division for Contracting Resources Group Inc. El-Beshti credits much of her success to NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences online Youth, Family, and Community Sciences program.

Jun 12, 2018

How To Break Barriers In Science: Applied Ecology’s Martha Burford Reiskind

Research assistant professor Martha Burford Reiskind noticed that her Ph.D. students felt isolated as they worked on their dissertations. So she started the #45_15 Group, meeting weekly to combine dissertation writing and discussion. Topics range from research interests to professional challenges faced by the mostly female group.

Jun 8, 2018

You Decide: How Will the Workforce Change?

With the improvements in automation and artificial intelligence, the workforce faces new challenges. How will the workforce change and adapt with evolving technology?

Jun 8, 2018

Faculty Focus: Shah Seeks Real-World Solutions

Sanjay Shah sees the potential of solar energy use in livestock barn heating, not only for reducing heating fuel use but also improving the indoor air quality. So he is working to test a low-cost solar air heating technology that could have an immediate impact on poultry and pig producers.

Jun 7, 2018

Researchers Gain Insight Into Chromosome Evolution in Flies

By identifying a gene indispensable for males’ survival in a devastating livestock pest, North Carolina State University researchers have shed new light on the evolution of fly chromosomes.

Jun 6, 2018

Economic Perspective: Is There Hope for Controlling Health Care Costs?

With rising health care costs ever present, is there work being done in other fields that could mitigate some of the rising prices?