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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?