Student Spotlight

Mar 18, 2019

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.

Feb 19, 2019

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.

Feb 8, 2019

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.

Jan 29, 2019

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.

Jan 9, 2019

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.

Dec 14, 2018

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.

Dec 11, 2018

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.

Nov 18, 2018

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.

Nov 13, 2018

PDPS to Prague: Senior Hannah Lunsford’s “Leap of Faith”

Rising senior Hannah Lunsford just returned from a study abroad program in Prague. She talks about her experiences there, how she came to the Prestage Department of Poultry Science and what she plans to do next.

Oct 30, 2018

Student Spotlight: Aspiring Plant Doctor Josh Henry

A love of plants led Josh Henry to NC State, where he’s earning a Ph.D. in horticultural science and crop science.