Student Spotlight: Juan Ascencio Makes His Mark In Meat Contest
Juan Ascencio heads to Germany in May after winning seven medals in an international charcuterie contest.
Full-Time Student. And Parent. And Extension Employee. And…
National statistics show that "non-traditional" is increasingly the norm for students across the United States – in just one example, 75 percent of graduate students also work at least 30 hours a week. Over the next few months, we're highlighting some of our own amazing multi-taskers across CALS.
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.
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.
Ph.D. Student Megan Boland Boosts Sustainability
Megan Boland’s research explores how and which microorganisms improve biogas production. She hopes to boost the stability of the bioreactors, allowing for more efficient and reliable production of renewable natural gas.
Horticulture’s Renaissance Man: Nicholas Basinger
Nicholas Tuschak Basinger had his heart set on becoming a physical therapist – until a long hike on the Appalachian Trail turned him in a new direction.
Agroecology Brought Outstanding Student Researcher (And Graduating Senior) To CALS
Paul Cockson heard about NC State all the way in Nebraska – but that’s no surprise for a university with research that reaches around the world.
Next Up: Americorps
CALS opened troves of opportunities for graduating senior Kati Scruggs, from ethnographic research in the western highlands of Guatemala to leading the 2017 Krispy Kreme Challenge.
Update: From Factory Floor To First-Generation College Student…To Graduation
Animal Science's Selena Ibarra has made it to graduation. It wasn't easy – but luckily, if there's one thing her life has taught her how to handle, it's hard work.
Reimagining Women in STEM: Ph.D. Student Emily Reed
Former French major Emily Reed didn't think science and math were for her – until she took a molecular and cellular biology course with an excellent female professor.