Students

Jul 21, 2017

Grad Student Spotlight: Pragya Adhikari

CALS doctoral student Pragya Adhikari -- who conducts research at the intersection of plant pathology and breeding -- is trying to breed a tomato that is tastier and more resistant to disease.

Jul 21, 2017

Princess? Ballerina? Not A Chance.

Since she was a child, Erin Stewart has dreamed of a career in agriculture. Now a junior agriculture education major in CALS, she's taking advantage of every opportunity to turn that dream into reality.

Jul 17, 2017

Tackling Cassava Mosaic Disease: One Week in Tanzania

NC State Ph.D. student Catherine Doyle had seen infected cassava in a lab, but a trip to Tanzania allowed her to connect that work to what's happening in the field. Read more in this second in a series of posts on her journey to help defeat cassava mosaic disease.

Jul 14, 2017

Grad Student Spotlight: Sophia Webster

NC State’s Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology is working to prevent disease transmission. Doctoral student Sophia Webster is on the front lines. Read more from the Graduate School's Think Magazine.

Jul 7, 2017

Studying a Disease in Order to Prevent Starvation

CALS student Catherine Doyle is preparing to spend several weeks in Tanzania, doing field work related to a research effort aimed at tackling a disease that threatens the livelihood of people through sub-Saharan Africa. Read more from NC State's Abstract.

Jul 6, 2017

“Ooo”s and “Eww”s: High Schoolers Experience Livestock Camp

In its first year, the week-long NC State Livestock Science Camp was a smashing success: full to capacity with students ready to take on examining goat hoofs and helping deliver a calf.

Jun 19, 2017

State Officers Reflect on Leadership, Legacy and Their ‘FFA Family’

Six CALS students will retire this week from what they describe as the rewarding, exhausting and ultimately life-changing experience of being a North Carolina FFA officer.

May 26, 2017

Students’ Innovation to Renew a Coastal Wetland

An industrious team of seniors from the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering designed, built and installed a pump that will help restore a wetland on Harkers Island.

May 25, 2017

Student Spotlight: Hitting it Out of the Park with AGI

Charlie Goode dreams of being a groundskeeper at a major league stadium. And his experience in the Agricultural Institute (AGI) helped put him a big step closer.

May 23, 2017

Student Spotlight: Mitchell Studies How Repellents Affect Gene Expression in Human Liver

For Robert Mitchell, getting to conduct research at the crossroads of human health and insect science has been an unexpected, but rewarding, experience.