The Future is Bright: CALS Celebrates Commencement
CALS graduated nearly 365 students on Dec. 15, including six extraordinary grads who are ready to change the world.
Outstanding December Graduate: William Brad O’Dell
The first in his family to earn a college degree (and a Ph.D.), Brad O'Dell is an accomplished scientist who has big goals for his future.
Outstanding December Graduate: Olivia Chadwick
Olivia Chadwick plans to pursue a career in nutrition and find creative ways to share her message of healthful eating with others.
Outstanding December Graduate: Jacob Nester
After losing three fingers working to pay for college, Jacob Nester is ready to teach and inspire the next generation of ag ed students.
Outstanding December Graduate: Amber Page Emerson
As she approaches graduation from the Youth, Family and Consumer Sciences program, Amber Emerson hopes to start a career working with young children and their families.
Outstanding December Graduate: Chandler Keck
At CALS, Chandler Keck found a lot of unexpected twists and turns — and the opportunity to explore them all. He graduates this December with a double major in animal and poultry sciences.
Senior Design Program Focuses on Real-World Engineering
For more than 50 years, the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering's Senior Design Program has engaged students in meaningful projects that benefit communities across the state.
Outstanding December Graduate: Maddie Ciszewski
As NC State student Maddie Ciszewski prepares for a career that brings together her passion for agriculture and for people, she’s been at the forefront of student-led efforts to help others learn more about aquaponics.
Student Spotlight: ‘Plant Research Immediately Impacts People’
After a summer undergraduate research experience with a leading NC State plant scientist, Catherine Doyle was hooked. The Ph.D. student traveled to Tanzania to see the problems posed by cassava mosaic disease.
Student Spotlight: Mike Jones and the Economics of Cutting-Edge Ag Technology
The academic journey of Ph.D. student Mike Jones spans Peruvian potato fields and the irrigated deserts of Syria to NC State’s campus, where he investigates the impacts and public perception of cutting-edge agricultural technology.