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Jul 26, 2021

Power of Plants: Ph.D. Student Imani Madison

From studying cell differentiation in plants to building an inclusive community for plant biologists, NC State's Imani Madison is making a difference. 

Dec 28, 2020

Faculty Focus: Award-winning Advisor Chad Jordan

As one former student wrote, “Whether he was writing recommendation letters, encouraging me to apply for awards, or giving me advice for the future, the role Dr. Jordan played in shaping my career is immeasurable." 

Andrew Berley in airplane cockpit

Nov 16, 2020

A Peek at the Future

High-achieving student Andrew Berley's goals involve helping solve world hunger. That's why he's added a plant biology major to his studies. 

Seedlings with mutations in genes involved in making a plant growth hormone have curly cotyledons, the first two “leaves” of a plant shoot, or short roots. (Labeled seedlings on black)

Jun 3, 2020

Complementary Mutations: A Rollercoaster of Scientific Discovery

NC State researchers discover a new genetic mutation that could “fix” another mutation in the same gene, an enzyme involved in making a plant growth hormone — after a rollercoaster of ups and downs. 

Hands making wolfpack sign

May 20, 2020

Goodnight Scholars to Join CALS

Four new students will explore their interests in biochemistry, sustainable agriculture, plant biology and horticulture, with support from a full-tuition scholarship. 

Four NC State CALS students pictured

May 6, 2020

Outstanding Senior Awards Go to …

Congratulations to all of the 2019-2020 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Senior Awards recipients. 

Two researchers in chamber holding a tray of tomato seedlings of different heights.

Mar 15, 2018

Just-in-Time Tomatoes?

NC State scientists are exploring the molecular-level processes that cause tomatoes to ripen, and what they find could have big implications for a range of traits -- from flavor to firmness -- in fruit-bearing crops. 

CALS student Dedreanna Scott is dancing with the NCSU Dance Company this Thursday

Apr 4, 2017

CALS Student Scientists Dance – With Research

CALS students push themselves beyond traditional science classes, and in turn, find fresh perspective and a much-needed outlet for stress relief and creative thinking. 

Estefania Castro-Vazquez is an NC State CALS student with a bright future.

Dec 11, 2016

Student Spotlight: Estefania Castro-Vazquez Uses Science To Serve

Estefania Castro-Vazquez is still exploring possible career goals, but her motivation is already clear: putting science to work to improve lives. 

CALS student Brooklynn Newberry, a plant pathology major, in lab.

Nov 9, 2016

I AM CALS

Brooklynn Newberry wanted to be the first in her limited-income family to get a degree. When her first CALS application was deferred, she chose an alternate path.