Taking Aim at Destructive Weeds
Palmer amaranth is one of the biggest production challenges farmers in the Southeast face. At NC State, scientists and graduate students are making progress toward lessening the weed’s impact in a range of crops. Here, we highlight the work of soon-to-graduate students Nicholas Basinger and Cole Smith.
Dining Diplomats Promote Health and Wellness on Campus
Eating nutritious meals on a college campus is no small feat. Enter Dining Diplomats, an innovative student-led program that educates NC State students on health and wellness.
Shadoe Stewart’s “Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal”: Dental School
From bartending to urban planning, Shadoe Stewart’s eclectic path through education and career has brought him to CALS with an unusual goal: dental school.
Developing Wisdom For Med School: Tin Phan
Tin Phan is a Goodnight Scholar who volunteers for multiple nonprofit organizations, serves on student councils for global health and Operation Smile — and still finds time to coach the youth-development soccer team he co-founded with his brother.
This Is Sparta: One Rural Student Fights To Return Home
Students from rural areas face a unique set of challenges, from access to test preparation to culture shock on campus. Some work their way to college as the fast track out of country life. Others, like Alleghany County native David Cox, are fighting to go back and stay.
From Factory Floor To First-Generation College Student
From teenage packing plant worker to animal science student and mentor, Sampson County’s Selena Ibarra is a first-generation college student who refused to quit.
Real-World Problems, Meet Your Solutions: CALS’ New Entrepreneurship Series
Aspiring agribusiness entrepreneurs now have three new CALS courses focused on bringing ideas from concept to commercialization. A serial agribusiness developer wanted to know whether an oyster farm on a North Carolina island could be profitable. A local nursery sought […]
These Floating Islands May Improve Water Quality
Two students in the NC State Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering have been using an on-campus research site to evaluate whether floating islands of plants can improve stormwater quality.
Student Spotlight: Dani Winter Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
NC State senior Dani Winter was named a 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellow -- no surprise to those who know the hard-working, prolific and accomplished Biological and Agricultural Engineering student.
Grad Student: Bug Bombs Don’t Live up to Claims
Setting off a bug bomb may seem like an easy solution to a roach infestation, but research by an award-winning NC State alumnus shows that it may actually harm the homeowner more than the roaches.