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Two students working in a water body (lake or pond), where they are building floating wetlands.

Sep 10, 2019

Moving on Up

NC State's Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department has moved up to the No. 6 spot on U.S. News and World Report's list of the nation's top undergraduate programs for biological and agricultural engineering. 

Sep 6, 2019

Gaining Ground

A ceremonial groundbreaking at NC State marks a new chapter in the university’s efforts to accelerate plant-related research, train the next generation of plant scientists and help farmers put problem-solving discoveries to work.   

Four stakeholders, pounding stakes into the ground with rubber mallets

Sep 5, 2019

NC State’s Plant Sciences Building: What People Are Saying

Excitement is building as NC State University ceremonially breaks ground on its Plant Sciences Building on Sept. 6. Here's what elected officials and leaders at NC State and in agriculture are saying. 

Clusters of people talking outside the Plant Sciences Building

Sep 5, 2019

Media Advisory: NC State to Break Ground on Plant Sciences Building

The world-class facility will help NC State accelerate plant science discovery, talent development and applied solutions to feed, clothe and fuel a growing population. 

Britanny Bell poses with tree

Jul 10, 2019

Grad Pursues the Art and Science of Horticulture

For alumna Brittany Bell, horticulture science has been a fulfilling way to marry a love of art and science. 

women outside on farm

Jun 16, 2019

“I Call Them My Baby Girls”: AGI Grad Named Pig Farmer Of Tomorrow

NC State Agricultural Institute graduate Bailee Arnold lives in the suburbs and didn’t grow up with agriculture, but she’s managing a 4,000-head sow farm and was recently named a 2019 Pig Farmer of Tomorrow. 

Outdoor head-and-shoulders image of Laura Villegas

Aug 14, 2018

Student Spotlight: Committed to Managing Natural Resources

Travel that took her to national parks and forests in the western United States spurred Laura Villegas Ortiz to learn more about environmental policy. As an NC State graduate student, she’s gaining an interdisciplinary education as she works to better understand the impact that environmental legislation can have on communities. 

Apr 25, 2018

Student Spotlight: For Abel Walker, Sustainability is Key to Living Well

Plant biology student Abel Walker looks outside his comfort zone as he prepares for life beyond his December 2018 graduation. 

Pink blossom

Apr 24, 2018

Five Fun Facts: NC State’s JC Raulston Arboretum

Dubbed Raleigh’s “hidden gem,” NC State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum is a peaceful place to enjoy thousands of plants from all around the world. Arboretum Director Mark Weathington outlines five reasons to check it out. 

Group shot of more than 20 students outside.

Apr 4, 2018

Cross Talk

NC State's Master of Microbial Biotechnology prepares students to work at the intersection of science, technology and business.