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Oct 1, 2019

Student Spotlight: Hakeem Jenkins on His Internship with Biltmore

Did you know the Biltmore Estate has a working farm? Hakeem Jenkins, an NC State University junior studying animal science, got the opportunity of a lifetime this summer when he secured an internship working there.

Sep 17, 2019

Student Spotlight: DeShae Dillard on NC State’s New AgBioFEWS Program

When he first set foot in Columbia, North Carolina, this summer, NC State graduate student DeShae Dillard felt as though he’d arrived in another country. There, he learned more about rural life, especially the everyday challenges of farming.

Aug 16, 2019

How To Build Professional Confidence (And Your Resume): Research Intern Alex Burd

With her North Carolina Agricultural Research Service internship, Alex Burd had the opportunity to meet leaders of industry and accelerate the career of her dreams – but first, she had to step up to the table.

Jul 10, 2019

High School’s Not Too Early For Internships – Just Ask Addison Furr

Raleigh Charter High School senior Addison Furr talks the challenges and triumphs of tackling internships early – in her case, with the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service.

May 23, 2019

Non-Traditional: Field Crop Researcher – and National Guard Service Member

Ashley Joyce is on the job ... or should we say "jobs?" The National Guard member, research assistant in plant pathology and NC State alumna plans to continue on as a graduate student at the university this fall – though her plans could change due to deployment.

May 15, 2019

NASA Internship For AGI Student (And Aspiring Astronaut) Lane Diesa

NC State Agricultural Institute student Lane Diesa has her sights set on the sky: Through a NASA internship, she had the chance to work on projects with the potential to change life outside of our own planet.

Dec 11, 2018

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.

Aug 8, 2018

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.

Aug 7, 2018

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.

Jul 31, 2018

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.