Birgand’s Stream Restoration Research Gets Boost from NC State Seed Grant
For his work on wetland and stream restoration, François Birgand, NC State associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering, won an Internationalization Seed Grant from the NC State Office of Global Engagement and the Committee on International Programs.
Precision Agriculture Taking Flight in Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), plant sensors and other precision agriculture technologies are being used for everything from assessing crop damage to nutrient application in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.
Introducing the NC Food Innovation Lab
The North Carolina Food Processing Innovation Center, a soon-to-be hub for plant-based food science and manufacturing advancement, is undergoing some change. For starters, a new name: the North Carolina Food Innovation Lab.
Cities as Study Proxies for Climate Change
Cities can serve as useful proxies to study and predict the effects of climate change, according to a North Carolina State University research review that tracks urbanization’s effects on plant and insect species.
From Process to Pint Glass
There’s something brewing in the basement of Schaub Hall. The hoppy aroma can be traced to the NC State Brewing Lab, which plans to increase production later this year.
Student Spotlight: Data Analytics and Vulnerable Estuaries
Biological and agricultural engineering Ph.D student Lise Montefiore uses tools within data analytics to identify which estuarine ecosystems are most vulnerable to global and local change.
CALS postdoc Karen O’Connell studies the best ways to grow microalgae to feed tiny brine shrimp that could be the base of the food chain for higher-value farm-raised fish.
Aimutis Tapped to Lead N.C. Food Processing Innovation Center
An R&D expert with more than 30 years of experience in corporate and academic settings, Bill Aimutis has been named director of the North Carolina Food Processing Innovation Center (FPIC), a one-of-a-kind enterprise housed in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Inside the Box: NC State Indoor Farming Research Gets Boost
CALS' Ricardo Hernandez breaks new ground when it comes to controlled environment agriculture, the increasingly popular practice of producing crops indoors. A recent gift boosts his research and teaching programs.
David Tarpy Demonstrates Queen Bee Research on Capitol Hill
David Tarpy, CALS professor of entomology and Extension apiculturist, is participating in a national exhibition in Washington, D.C., on June 6 to help demonstrate to Congress the importance of agricultural research.