Stories From Sep 2016
Whipker Wins National Award
An NC State University professor who’s an internationally acclaimed expert in the fields of plant growth regulators and plant nutrition recently won the Society of American Florists’ Alex Laurie Award.
Plant Puts Up a Big Stink at NC State University
NC State’s corpse flower recently bloomed, sending out not just a big flower – one of the largest in the plant kingdom – but a big stink as well.
NC State Wins $1.5 Million CDC Grant to Combat Obesity
Efforts to combat obesity in eastern North Carolina just got a big boost, thanks to a new $1.5 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
NC State to Study Economic Value of Improving Water Quality
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week that NC State University is one of six universities awarded a total of $4.8 million in funding to work with local communities to better understand the economic value of water quality.
Get the Scoop! New Howling Cow Flavor to Debut at N.C. State Fair
Does it have chocolate? Is it fruit-based? Crunchy? Swirly? Get a sneak peek of Howling Cow’s new ice cream flavor, created exclusively for the N.C. State Fair!
Scientist Honored for Work in Pakistan
For their work on a five-year project to enhance Pakistan’s wheat productivity, Marshall and others in the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Foreign Agricultural Service received the 2016 Abraham Lincoln Honor Award in global food security.
Carter Leads Collaboration for High-Yielding, Drought-Resistant Soybeans
Only a day of rain could bring Dr. Tommy Carter in from the research fields to his greenhouse on NC State University’s campus. This persevering dedication is largely responsible for his success in the research partnership that has resulted in the first drought-resistant soybean cultivar.
Student Spotlight: Shelby Lanier Pioneers International Relationships
A former race horse named Floyd and a spring break trip to England transformed senior Shelby Lanier’s thinking into doing. A Thomas Jefferson Scholar pursuing a dual degree in animal science and history, Lanier says anything is possible through hard work.
Project Promises New, Sustainable Tools for Fight Against Stink Bug
U.S. specialty crop growers will benefit from a new $3.7 million grant won by NC State University to find sustainable control options for the invasive brown marmorated stink bug.
Study Reveals Soil Influence on Well Water Manganese Levels
Levels of a dangerous heavy metal are above water-quality standards for more than 1 million southeastern Piedmont residents. NC State researchers get to the bottom (and the top) of the problem.