September is Disaster Preparedness Month
NC State Extension's ncdisaster.com website provides valuable information to help North Carolinians prepare for and recover from disaster.
Student Spotlight: An Artist with a ‘Passion for Plants’
Meet Amy Arnold, the student behind the prize-winning illustration on this year's special-edition CALS Alumni and Friends t-shirt.
Education Beyond the Classroom
Nutrition science student Krupa Trivedi spent her summer in India and Kenya researching the importance of human donor milk banks and the relationship between health issues and female empowerment.
You Decide: Are The Humanities Still Useful In A Tech World?
The question today is how relevant the humanities are to an increasingly technological world. STEM enrollment has seen significantly higher growth compared the humanities since 2000. In our tech-heavy society, will STEM majors flourish while humanities majors flounder?
Technique Gives Brewers Data to Improve Fermentation Control
Brewing researchers at NC State University have developed a new technique that allows them to monitor yeast behavior during fermentation, providing brewers with information they can use to better control the brewing time and quality of future batches of beer.
Expanding Tropical Forest Spells Disaster for Conservation
An NC State University study shows that fire suppression efforts in Brazilian savannas turn many of those areas into forest lands, with negative consequences for the plants and animals that live there.
Economic Perspective: How Are We Doing?
Many households appear to feel stuck economically, and are not seeing their standard of living improving. Do the numbers support this?
One Student, a World of Opportunity
In two life-changing experiences in Guatemala, CALS senior Kati Scruggs did everything from researching maize to administering meals and vitamins to children in need.
Faculty Focus: Tom Ranney
Over the years, Tom Ranney and his team have introduced nearly 30 new nursery, landscape and bioenergy crops. Among them: large, bold ornamental grasses that won’t spread where they aren’t wanted, hydrangeas with flowers in bright shades of pink, and compact, evergreen dogwoods.
AgPack Strong: Leigh Hammond, The Quadruple Threat
CALS alum Leigh Hammond earned degrees from NC State, taught here and is now a benefactor to those following in his footsteps.