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Tag: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

NC State researcher Alison McAfee prepares queen cells to go into honey bee mating colonies.

Feb 15, 2021

Shedding Light on the Secret Reproductive Lives of Honey Bees

Researchers including University Faculty Scholar and Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology professor David Tarpy have found some interesting answers to the queston of why North America’s pollinator population is dwindling. 

Mike Walden

Feb 15, 2021

The Economic Outlook for Businesses

Mike Walden, a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, was recently interviewed on his economic expectations for 2021. “Hear” is what he had to say on the subject. 

Black and white photo of Billy Ray Vickers and other football players

Feb 8, 2021

Major Player

From the fields of Rutherford County to the field at Carter-Finley Stadium and beyond, Billy Ray Vickers has always been driven to succeed. The former NC State and NFL rusher is now the head of several flourishing companies, and it all started with a Wolfpack athletics scholarship. 

Leah Schaubach

Feb 8, 2021

Thomas Jefferson Scholars Alumni Profile: Leah Schaubach

From Thomas Jefferson Scholar to Amsterdam living — Leah Schaubach shares how the scholars program allowed her to pursue her passions in science and the artistic space. 

Downtown Raleigh

Feb 1, 2021

You Decide: Can We Begin to Close the Urban/Rural Divide in 2021?

Mike Walden, a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, discusses how major policy and technological/preference changes could finally begin to close the prosperity gap between urban and rural locations. 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Jan 25, 2021

You Decide: Where Will the Jobs Be?

Mike Walden, a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, provides a roadmap to the fastest growing jobs of tomorrow — and what’s needed to get them. 

Wolf Plaza on a summer day

Dec 15, 2020

Two Named Fellows of Inventors Academy

Two NC State faculty members have been honored for their innovative work at the forefront of their disciplines: Tom Ranney, the J.C. Raulston Distinguished Professor in the Department of Horticultural Science, and Behnam Pourdeyhimi, the Klopman Distinguished Professor of Textile Materials and associate dean for industry research and extension in the Wilson College of Textiles. In June, they will be formally inducted as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors at a ceremony in Tampa, Florida. 

Sunrise

Dec 8, 2020

From Sunrise to Startups, Grad Students Plan Futures

These CALS graduate students are leaning on a number of distinguished professors in order to solve today’s problems while preparing to take on tomorrow’s challenges. 

Graduation caps, one with a toy tractor on top

Dec 1, 2020

NC State Announces New Full-Ride Scholarship in Agronomy

NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences is thrilled to announce the creation of a new full-ride undergraduate scholarship in agronomy. The scholarship endowment was created by Connie and Durwood Laughinghouse to celebrate the future of North Carolina farming. 

Farmer standing in soybean field

Nov 24, 2020

Private Gifts Invigorate Greenhouse Gas Research in Agriculture

NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences recently announced a series of planned and current gifts totaling more than $8 million to enhance the study of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation through agriculture. The gifts include an immediate $1.1 million-plus to jumpstart several new and existing GHG studies by an interdisciplinary team of university researchers.