Fieldwork in Africa Informs Science – and Changes a Scientist
William Sharpee, a postdoctoral scientist in NC State’s Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, describes his life-changing work in Kenya to help farmers manage cassava mosaic disease.
Student Spotlight: ‘Plant Research Immediately Impacts People’
After a summer undergraduate research experience with a leading NC State plant scientist, Catherine Doyle was hooked. The Ph.D. student traveled to Tanzania to see the problems posed by cassava mosaic disease.
NC State Strengthens Partnership With Industries Both Near and Far
A two-day workshop brought together representatives from NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Belgian research institute VIB and RTP agricultural and life sciences organizations. Participants discussed transcending scientific disciplines and focusing on collaboration.
Student Spotlight: Avery’s Adventure
CALS student Avery Bartlett-Golden followed his ambition to Spain, where he gained a fresh perspective on horticulture and landscape architecture.
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Patterson at Humboldt
Bob Patterson has made an annual trip to Humboldt University of Berlin for the last 22 years. Check out this article from CALS International Programs for a peek behind the scenes of his latest visit there.
Student Spotlight: Empowering Farmers in El Salvador
CALS grad student Angel Cruz conducted research in El Salvador to improve agricultural practices, share conservation techniques and -- most importantly -- engage local farmers every step of the way.
Education Beyond the Classroom
Nutrition science student Krupa Trivedi spent her summer in India and Kenya researching the importance of human donor milk banks and the relationship between health issues and female empowerment.
One Student, a World of Opportunity
In two life-changing experiences in Guatemala, CALS senior Kati Scruggs did everything from researching maize to administering meals and vitamins to children in need.
Exploratory Trip to Mexico Furthers Cassava Project
Trino Ascencio-Ibanez of the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry forged collaborations and made significant headway in Mexico on a Gates Foundation-funded project that tackles cassava mosaic disease.
Notes From Tanzania: A Farmer’s Story from the Field
In her fourth "Notes from Tanzania," grad student Catherine Doyle explains how surveys are helping scientists and farmers battle two important diseases affecting cassava.