Update: From Factory Floor To First-Generation College Student…To Graduation
Animal Science's Selena Ibarra has made it to graduation. It wasn't easy – but luckily, if there's one thing her life has taught her how to handle, it's hard work.
Student Spotlight: “I Want to Be Part of the Solution”
CALS senior and Agricultural Institute grad Luke Stancil believes that every child deserves a quality education. That’s why he donated $500 in books to his second-grade teacher. And from that single gift, he has created the JOCO Reads Foundation.
CALS Students Named FFAR Fellows
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research today announced 17 inaugural fellows -- including three CALS grad students -- for a Graduate Training Program in Food and Agriculture Science.
The CRISPR whisperer
NC State researcher Rodolphe Barrangou considers himself an apostle of the miraculous gene-editing tool CRISPR. But he doesn’t want to spend all his time at the pulpit. Read more from NC State magazine.
AgPack Strong: A Family Affair
Ag Institute grad Jeremiah Jones raises Animal Welfare Approved free-range hogs; grows and processes his own feed; operates a non-GMO soybean processing facility for local farmers and is president of the North Carolina Natural Hog Growers Association. We caught up with Jeremiah and his wife Jessica (also a CALS grad) to learn more about their family farm and why they love what they do.
Student Spotlight: An Enriching Step on the Path to Dental School
A master of nutrition student in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, Amelia Wilson visits a local Head Start center to educate children and their parents about dental health. It’s all part of her goal to become a dentist.
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.
An Acclaimed Career
CALS alumnus Cassius Williams was honored recently for his long record of volunteerism and support of the university with the 2018 Jerry and Elizabeth Godwin Red Torch Award.
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.