Student Spotlight

Sep 17, 2019

Student Spotlight: DeShae Dillard on NC State’s New AgBioFEWS Program

When he first set foot in Columbia, North Carolina, this summer, NC State graduate student DeShae Dillard felt as though he’d arrived in another country. There, he learned more about rural life, especially the everyday challenges of farming.

Aug 16, 2019

How To Build Professional Confidence (And Your Resume): Research Intern Alex Burd

With her North Carolina Agricultural Research Service internship, Alex Burd had the opportunity to meet leaders of industry and accelerate the career of her dreams – but first, she had to step up to the table.

Aug 14, 2019

Teaching With Passion: Poultry Science Grad Student Michael Warren

Prestage Department of Poultry Science's Matthew Warren is a "dynamic, engaging student and instructor" who brings energy and enthusiasm to his work both inside and outside the classroom.

Aug 5, 2019

Venus Flytrap Detective: Ph.D. Student Laura Hamon

Applied Ecology Ph.D. student Laura Hamon studies the pollination ecology of the Venus flytrap – including how it's so good at not eating its own pollinators.

Jul 10, 2019

High School’s Not Too Early For Internships – Just Ask Addison Furr

Raleigh Charter High School senior Addison Furr talks the challenges and triumphs of tackling internships early – in her case, with the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service.

Jul 10, 2019

Easing Suffering Through Biochemistry: Sayan Chakraborty

Inspired by his time working in an HIV clinic, Sayan Chakraborty is on a biochemistry-based quest for ever-better medicines to ease human suffering.

Jun 26, 2019

Her Calling is Student Government

Meredith Spence Beaulieu, a Ph.D. student in CALS' Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, was the first graduate student to hold the office of student body vice president.

Jun 12, 2019

Non-Traditional: Devoted Dad and Ph.D. Candidate – On Active Duty for the U.S. Army

U.S. Army Major Drew Reinbold-Wasson has a lot to juggle: family, school and his 14th year of active duty military service. He shares his unique (and very busy) perspective on being a dad.

Jun 5, 2019

From Rural China to the YMCA, Award-Winning Horticulture Student Paul Cockson

Paul Cockson, a master’s student in Horticultural Science, recently received one of three 2019 Altman Family Scholarships from the American Floral Endowment, recognizing his engagement in meaningful research, communication and leadership skills, and commitment to the industry.

May 23, 2019

A Day In The Life: Graduate with Harrison Walker

Harrison Walker (and his buddy Nick) take you along for their graduation: the sea of red caps, the pre-ceremony dance party – and a surprise cameo from Chancellor Randy Woodson.