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Two young women sitting on garden planters laughing

May 16, 2024

BAE Educational Garden Opens to the Community

Graduate student Jasmine Gibson led the design and construction of a new campus garden, highlighting education and sustainable farming practices. 

Jean Ristaino stands next to a potato plot in the backyard of Down House, Charles Darwin's home.

Feb 19, 2024

Preventing the Next Plant Plague

NC State University's Jean Ristaino will write a book on her Irish Potato Famine research and work to prevent future plant disease outbreaks while in Dublin as a Fulbright scholar. 

NC State center River Baldwin smiles as teammates congratulate her

Dec 13, 2023

Inside Strength

NC State center River Baldwin is powering toward her best season both on the basketball court and as a CALS graduate student. 

Undergraduate student Zach Gabor works in the Robert H. Feldmeier Dairy Processing Lab in Schaub Hall; Gabor works with milk products and Howling Cow ice cream. Photo by Marc Hall

Nov 28, 2023

A Lasting Legacy for Dairy Science

Four graduate students became part of a living legacy this fall thanks to the launch of the William E. Younts Jr. Dairy Science Graduate Support Endowment. 

Graduate student Emily Nastase holding a sparrow in the field

Nov 27, 2023

CALS Graduate Student Studies Tiny Bird Species

Emily Nastase, a doctoral student in the Department of Applied Ecology, is uncovering the secret life of Henslow’s Sparrows, a rare, grassland species that only visits two locations in North Carolina every summer. 

Micaela Robson wearing a white lab coat looking into a microscope

Oct 27, 2023

Bacteria Could Help Build Structures in Space

CALS graduate student Micaela Robson is studying how to use bacteria to create “bio-bricks” in Outer Space as a research fellow with the NC Space Grant. 

a tarantula in an enclosure

Oct 19, 2023

Insect Ambassadors

Entomology graduate students at NC State teach the public about bugs and improve their science communication skills at outreach events. 

drone photo of the Plant Sciences Building

Oct 16, 2023

Four Students Receive First Graduate Student Endowment for N.C. PSI

Four graduate students have been awarded the inaugural Norma L. Trolinder N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative Graduate Student Endowment. 

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. 

Ph.D. student Shana McDowell

Nov 14, 2021

Exploring New Avenues

Shana McDowell was using data science to fight COVID-19 and HIV. Now she’s fighting hunger and food waste as a Ph.D. student enrolled in the Ag Data Science certificate program.