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a man standing in a soybean field

Oct 13, 2022

New Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration Will Tackle Global Challenges

A collaboration between NC State and the Technical University of Denmark aims to uncover biology-based methods for CO2 management and sustainable fertilizer production. 

graphite furnace

Sep 26, 2022

$2.25M Awarded to Develop Sustainable Energy Products from Waste Streams

NC State researchers were awarded a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop aviation fuel and battery-grade graphite using seaweed and wood waste. 

a greenhouse with new growlights

Jul 12, 2022

Growing Efficiency in Greenhouses

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has partnered with NC State Energy Management to decrease energy use and emissions in greenhouses. 

picture of beekeepers

May 19, 2022

Bee-Friendly All Summer

Celebrate World Bee Day on May 20 with these bee-friendly tips. 

spinach leaf with plasma

Mar 28, 2022

Could Plasma Be a Sustainable Sanitation Solution?

Imagine never having to worry about washing your produce before you eat it. 

a woman scientist in a lab space

Mar 21, 2022

Aurora Toennisson: Exploring Space and Sharing Science

When Toennisson was young, she wanted to be an astronaut. But as she learned more about life on Earth, she shifted her interests. 

a student and researcher in lab

Mar 9, 2022

The WASTE Lab: Adding Value to Agricultural Waste

Praveen Kolar and student researchers in the WASTE Lab are rethinking ways to use leftover materials and valorize them. 

John Radcliff (left) and John Holshouser (right) of JTI

Feb 23, 2022

JTI Partners with N.C. PSI to Advance Sustainability and Innovation in Agriculture

JTI Leaf Services has been a longtime partner of NC State in research, teaching and extension. Now they’re a partner in sustainability and innovation through the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. 

Alisa Andrews visits Bodie lighthouse on the Thomas Jefferson Scholars retreat.

Jan 27, 2022

Jefferson Scholar Alisa Andrews Is Making Sustainable Differences

Alisa Andrews is using her two degrees to make a difference in her local community by focusing on sustainability and agriculture. 

african elephant standing on the savannah faces the camera head on

Jan 24, 2022

Study Demonstrates Accuracy of Less Invasive Technique for Monitoring Elephant Health

The technique uses dried spots of blood to measure health indicators.