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Fireflies in the woods

May 21, 2021

Discover the Secret Science of Fireflies

There are 30 to 40 species of fireflies identified in North Carolina, but what makes them glow? NC State resident firefly expert Clyde Sorenson explains the science behind these magical creatures. 

Gina Fernandez among berry plants in a green house

May 6, 2021

Breeding a Berry Successful Career

WIth support from the John D. and Nell R. Leazar Distinguished Professorship, Gina Fernandez is developing a better berry — and the next generation of plant breeders. 

Woman with horse painted to identify muscles

May 4, 2021

All the Way: Lecturer’s NC State Journey

When North Carolina State University faculty member Billy Flowers opened the door for to Charlotte Meli to help with his research, she had no idea how the much the experience would change her life. 

NSF CAREER Award winner Amanda Hulse-Kemp helps NC State’s plant and animal scientists elevate their research by incorporating some of the latest computational advances, data-based research methods, and tools.

Apr 28, 2021

Faculty Focus: A Breed Apart

USDA assistant professor in computational biology Amanda Hulse-Kemp wins the Herbert L. Rothbart Early Career Research Scientist award. 

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (tan) heavily infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (orange).

Jan 10, 2021

When It Comes to COVID-19 Vaccines, We Know a Lot

Expert at NC State answer common questions about the new COVID-19 vaccines, their safety and effectiveness, and the challenges of global distribution. 

Tom Ranney

Dec 8, 2020

2 Named Fellows of Inventors Academy

Two NC State faculty members, including Department of Horticultural Sciences' Tom Ranney, have been honored for their innovative work at the forefront of their disciplines. 

A man mowing grass

Nov 9, 2020

Helping Turfgrass Managers on the Route to Field Recovery

March’s COVID-19 shutdown caught everyone off guard. There was little time to prepare for closings and no one knew how long they would last. Many turfgrass managers and municipal employees were suddenly told to go home. 

A man wearing a red t-shirt standing in a field of tall grass.

Oct 23, 2020

Making Virtual Class Work

Thanks to wise planning and a hefty dose of creativity, Crop and Soil Sciences instructors are taking remote-learning students outside the classroom and even a bit further this year. 

A group of youth with a woman writing on a white board.

Aug 5, 2020

Working Toward a More Equitable Food System

For Shorlette Ammons and others who are part of the Committee on Racial Equity, a better understanding of race and racialization in our past and present food system is key to an equitable future. 

Man holding a fig branch

Jul 22, 2020

Curious, Creative, Connected, Caring

Throughout his NC State career, engineer Mike Boyette has used these four Cs as a guide for transforming North Carolina agriculture and cultivating a cadre of alumni committed to making a difference.