Manganese Oxides in Treatment System Could Be Mixed Blessing
In a “bad news, good news” scenario, researchers at North Carolina State University have found that some black sludge growing in a water-treatment site could have redeeming benefits.
Protecting drinking water in Cambodia
The joy Liz Gillispie feels in her research is evident in her face, her smile and in every statement. The soil science doctoral student has returned from two weeks of research in Cambodia, where she gathered sediment samples for experiments addressing arsenic contamination of drinking water.
Crops on the ground, eyes in the air
CALS scientists are launching a better future for agriculture through unmanned aircraft.
Seeding North Carolina’s future
CALS and its partners strive to make North Carolina the world’s leader in plant sciences innovation.
Study helps farmers along Dan River make decisions following coal ash spill
When 39,000 tons of coal ash entered the Dan River in 2014 from a ruptured pipe at a Duke Energy steam plant near Eden, farmers who grow crops and graze cattle along the river banks turned to Cooperative Extension with questions about contamination. And NC State University soil scientists provided research-based answers.
Ph.D. student sheds light on wellwater contamination here and abroad
NC State University soil science alumna and Ph.D. student Elizabeth Gillispie wants to help and positively impact as many people as she can through water and soil quality research.
For the dirt on soils, check out “Dig It!”
Soil: It’s much more than dirt. It’s a dynamic resource that supports nearly every form of life on Earth, and an exhibit at a Raleigh museum is aimed at raising the public’s awareness of its value and complexity. CALS scientists have been heavily involved.
Student Perspectives: Elizabeth Gillispie
CALS Ph.D. student Elizabeth Gillispie has gotten a mix of experiences at NC State – experiences she hopes to build upon in her career as a soil scientist. Her current research sheds light on arsenic contamination of groundwater, which can cause serious human health problems.
CALS research sheds light on toxic arsenic problem in Southeast Asian well water
Every day, more than 100 million people throughout South and Southeast Asia drink well water contaminated by toxic levels of arsenic. But two NC State University scientists are conducting fundamental research aimed at changing that.
Barrett Kays breaks new ground in career spanning soil science and landscape architecture
Dr. Barrett Kays may never have outgrown the near-universal childhood love of playing in the dirt, but he’s not out making mud pies. Instead, the NC State University alumnus is designing soils that support some of the nation’s most complicated landscape architectural projects.