Interim Leaders Named for CALS Advancement and Foundations
As the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences prepares for a national search for the executive director of its advancement programs, two staff members have been tapped as interim leaders.
Student Spotlight: Ag-Adventurer Christina Harvey
Senior Christina Harvey has packed her time in CALS as full as possible. Her goal? A farm of her own.
Student Spotlight: Serving Local Communities in Big Ways
Graduate certificate program student Shahnee Haire serves local communities through her work as a regional public health educator and founder of a youth development organization.
Project Aims to Eliminate ‘Ugly’ Sweet Potatoes
Dr. Mike Boyette and grad student Amber Tsirnikas are on a mission to help farmers grow better (more attractive) sweet potatoes. Their efforts could boost the industry in a big way.
Faculty Focus: Julieta Sherk Wins Fulbright Award
Julieta Sherk will head to Mexico next fall as a J. William Fulbright Global Scholar in Science and Technology. Learn more about her passion for landscape design as a vehicle for social change and improved community development.
Faculty Focus: Standish Brings Diverse Skills to New Role as Eastern 4-H Center Director
Jennifer Standish, former recreation program supervisor for Worcester County, Md., became director of North Carolina's Eastern 4-H Center Feb. 1.
‘Visionary Gift’ to Bolster Plant Breeding Program
A new endowment - and allied challenge initiative - from Drs. Charlie and Marilyn Stuber will fuel the future of plant breeding at NC State.
Curtis to Return to NC State as Poultry Science Head
Dr. Patricia Curtis, an expert in poultry and egg processing and product technology, has been appointed head of NC State University’s Prestage Department of Poultry Science.
“Greater Good” Award to Boost Sweet Potato Research
A plan to shed more light on the complicated genetics of the sweet potato has garnered two NC State University scientists an Agricultural Greater Good Initiative Award from the genomics company Illumina.
Eye on the (Butterfly) Future
Ph.D. student Elsita Kiekebusch is studying how climate change affects a butterfly population, in hopes of aiding conservation.