News and Events

Feb 19, 2019

From Shy Guy To Public Speaking Champ: FFA State Officer Ty Meyer

"I used to always be the one to sit in the corner, not say a whole lot...FFA has done a lot for me," says Ty Meyer, now a state FFA officer, first-year CALS student and Jefferson Scholar.

Feb 18, 2019

Burning Desire

NC State scientists work to restore a rare longleaf pine stand for research, education and outreach. Among their first steps: setting fire to the site.

Feb 18, 2019

Economic Perspective: Some Employers Helping With College Costs

Some employers are offering to help cover back-to-school costs for employees upfront. What are benefits for benefits for both in this arrangement?

Feb 18, 2019

Blue Cross NC Invests $5 Million to Combat Diabetes

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina's investment in Diabetes Free NC will cut diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes by expanding free access to diabetes prevention programs throughout the state.

Feb 15, 2019

You Decide: Can We Fix Social Security?

Questions about whether Social Security will run out of it's surplus in the future have been around for decades. What can be done in the future to prevent that outcome?

Feb 14, 2019

Is Hemp the Same Thing as Marijuana?

Industrial hemp farming has taken off in North Carolina, and many people have questions about it. NC State's Abstract provides answers from Tom Melton, deputy director of NC State Extension and chair of the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission.

Feb 12, 2019

Fueling the Future: Elephant Grass as Potential Biofuel Material (And More)

A common perennial grass may hold uncommon promise for research, agriculture and industry – and it may even fuel the future. A team of NC State scientists are exploring the potential of miscanthus.

Feb 11, 2019

Esteemed Plant Pathology Professor Passes Away

Charles W. Averre III, a plant pathology professor emeritus at NC State University, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, but Averre's legacy will live on in a scholarship and a high-yielding sweet potato variety named in his honor.

Feb 11, 2019

Economic Perspective: What’s Behind the Death of Small Cars?

The market for smaller cars is shrinking in the auto industry. What forces could be driving the industry towards larger vehicles?

Feb 8, 2019

Extreme Events And Caribbean Fisheries: Ph.D. Student Bonnie Myers

Growing up hiking the Ozark Mountains, Bonnie Myers developed a love of nature and a concern for good stewardship. Now, she's a Ph.D. researcher in the Department of Applied Ecology and the Southeast Climate Science Center, studying the impact of climate change on natural resources.