CALS Weekly

Oct 19, 2020

Biochemistry Master’s Students Ahead of the Curve

Mentors, financial support, research experience and jobs are the benefits graduate students find through NC State's Interdisciplinary Biochemistry Master’s Program.

Oct 19, 2020

Insect Insights

The first genome sequence in the insect order Thysanoptera sheds light on one of the world’s most costly agricultural pests, aiding scientists searching for ways to stop damage caused by the invasive western flower thrips.

Oct 15, 2020

Alumna Alicain Carlson Finds Purpose, Joy in Improving Floriculture

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumna Alicain Carlson is exactly where she’s meant to be — working at Syngenta Flower, improving the vibrancy of bedding plants.

Oct 14, 2020  |  Gifts and Awards

Research Station 70+ Year Partnership Leads to New Endowment

Today’s NC State weed research stems from a nearly 70-year partnership with the Sorrell-Wilkerson family, a partnership that culminated in an endowment from the Sorrell family that will permanently keep critical research property under the university’s guardianship.

Oct 13, 2020

Extending a Helping Hand

Across North Carolina, NC State Extension stands in the gap between high tech and high touch for the state’s citizens. Providing services to all 100 counties in “normal” times takes the tireless efforts of hundreds of NC State Extension workers.

Oct 12, 2020  |  Research

Grant Continues Support of Crop DNA Replication Research

A new NSF grant will allow two Plant and Microbial Biology professors to continue their work of 17 years unraveling how plants control DNA replication and how this influences agronomic traits.

Oct 12, 2020

‘The Best Decision’

Experiences at NC State lead CALS alumna Tiayonna Liska on an unlikely path to educational entrepreneurship.

Oct 9, 2020

You Decide: How Will the Virus Affect Economic Development?

What sort of impacts can the response to the virus crisis have on the future state economy?

Oct 9, 2020

Raising Pumpkins in Hues from Orange to Blue

Whether you’re a traditionalist when it comes to pumpkins or looking for something offbeat, you can find a range of colors, thanks to NC State research.

Oct 7, 2020  |  Initiatives

N.C. PSI Names New Platform Directors

The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative named four new platform directors and the interim director of operations. These leaders will guide the initiative’s research, Extension and education activities.