News and Events

Oct 17, 2018

Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Could Improve Flu Vaccine Manufacturing

Recent research from North Carolina State University outlines how near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy could be used to make cell-culture-based flu vaccine manufacturing faster and more efficient.

Oct 17, 2018

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.

Oct 17, 2018

On the Defensive

Study reveals that during infections, a viral RNA element changes its structure to block a plant cell’s defenses and produces a shorter, noncoding RNA. Previous research had found a similar mechanism at play during human infections.

Oct 16, 2018

Economic Perspective: Impacts of Rising Interest Rates

With recent talk of rising interest rates, what impact does high or low interest rates have on our economy?

Oct 15, 2018

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.

Oct 12, 2018

You Decide: Why Do We Take Risks?

Every day we take risks as we go about our lives. How does the tradeoff of risk and reward work in the economy and how do we manage those risks?

Oct 10, 2018

Technology Helps Transform NC State Agricultural Tests

NC State is making fast technological strides when it comes to gathering and reporting data from North Carolina’s Official Variety Program. 

Oct 10, 2018

Free Science Party At Hunt Library In November – And You’re Invited

Starting ten years ago, more than 40 NC State scientists began to explore the biodiversity of belly buttons, bedrooms, backyards and more. Now, they're presenting their findings in a decidedly non-traditional format. It's all part of Professor Rob Dunn's new book release, and there will be food (and a science-inspired live soundtrack).

Oct 10, 2018

Economic Perspective: A Decade After the Crash

NC State University economist Mike Walden gives a quick look at the housing market a decade after the Great Recession.

Oct 10, 2018

Only the Fair-est: Capture CALS’ Fair Spirit And Win

Capture and share CALS’ fair spirit this year, and you could win a prize.