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Andrea Rubio in her graduation regalia

Dec 6, 2022

Ph.D. Student Wants to Fill the Need for Feed Research

NC State CALS Ph.D. student Andrea Rubio loves working with animals too much to trade up her dusty T-shirts and boots for a more professional look post-graduation this fall. 

graduate students playing bingo

Nov 28, 2022

Bonding Through Bingo

Graduate student associations in the departments of Crop and Soil Sciences and Horticultural Science provide small group events for students seeking friendship, networking and connection. 

Maggie Short holds cigar wrapper leaves from one of her research plots

Nov 23, 2022

Looping Back To Tobacco

Doctoral student Maggie Short is working with NC State Tobacco Extension Specialist Matthew Vann to develop nitrogen and potassium fertility recommendations for cigar wrapper leaves.  

Chelsi Oxendine throwing up NC State wolf ears

Nov 21, 2022

Chelsi Oxendine: Native American Graduate Student Improving Her Community

Graduate student Chelsi Oxendine is passionate about being involved in her community, and it’s played a significant role in deciding which path to take for her career. 

Female student sitting on a bench

Nov 8, 2022

Diana Ramirez Segovia Talks Inclusivity and Support at CALS

From finding the best international grocery stores to overcoming a language barrier, Salvadoran Diana Ramirez Segovia has found a community of inclusivity and support at CALS. 

Emily Oven holds snake under study

Nov 3, 2022

Scientists Monitor Emerging Fungal Disease in Snakes

NC State researchers track an emerging infectious disease in small snakes. 

Modesta Abugu in a sweetpotato field

Oct 14, 2022

Modesta Abugu: Improving Sweetpotato Flavor for Nutrition Security

Ph.D. student Modesta Abugu is researching flavor compounds in sweetpotatoes with a goal of increasing consumption and improving global nutrition security. 

Rocio Davila with plants doing research

Oct 5, 2022

Entomology Grad Student Participates in First Regulatory Science Internship Program

Rocio Davila spent her summer interning with the USDA-FAS to develop pesticide legislation for Central America's agriculture industry. 

a young woman in a purple cover gown in a lab

Sep 20, 2022

Contamination Detective

As a former culinary instructor, graduate student Riya Magiya wanted to better understand the science behind keeping food healthy and safe. 

a man standing in a vineyard

Sep 20, 2022

Kyle Freedman: From Philosophy to Viticulture

North Carolina has over 250 vineyards and 150 wineries with an overall industry economic impact of over $2 billion per year. Kyle Freedman uses his passion for horticulture to bolster the industry through the study of grape production and winemaking.