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Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

tiny green plants

Mar 18, 2024

Domesticating Duckweed, 300 Samples at a Time

What does it take to domesticate a plant? Ryan Sartor is creating unique systems for testing duckweed, an aquatic plant that grows on wastewater. 

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Mar 13, 2024

Planting the Future

With support from the Trolinder graduate student endowment, Weilong He hopes to use machine learning to help breeders more efficiently assess the health of plants and troubleshoot problems for farmers. 

NC State Memorial Belltower in the fall

Feb 23, 2024

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professors Announced

Twelve professors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were recently named William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professors. 

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Jan 16, 2024

To Moldova and Back: A Sustainable Partnership in the Making

A new partnership between NC State and Moldova aims to grow collaboration on sustainable irrigation, climate-smart agriculture and agtech. 

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Nov 30, 2023

The Quest for Net Zero

On this episode of Farms, Food and You, Joe Sagues, principal investigator of the Biocarbon Utilization & Sequestration (BUS) Lab in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, discusses carbon recycling and the potential it holds for farmers, entrepreneurs and society in general. 

Paige Seibert in a lab

Jul 20, 2023

CALS Student Explores Biofuel at National Laboratory

This summer, Paige Seibert is learning how to turn carbon dioxide into biofuel at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado. 

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Jun 26, 2023

Wang-Li Named Interim Head of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

An accomplished professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering will serve as interim department head starting Aug. 1. 

Jun 21, 2023

Hooked on Agriculture Technology

Biological and Agricultural Engineering alumnus and graduate student Max Hooks expanded his knowledge on the inner workings of the cotton gin. 

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Jun 21, 2023

Four Incoming CALS Students Named Park Scholars

The four students were selected for the Park Scholarship out of more than 3,400 applicants. 

Shelby Orton holding crops during an internship

May 5, 2023

An Unforgettable Undergraduate Experience

Shelby Orton was drawn to agriculture at an early age. From childhood experiences going on veterinary calls with her father to a summer camp tour of NC State, she always wanted to learn more.