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Tag: Agriculture and Life Sciences

Flowers inside new NC State greenhouse.

Aug 19, 2021

Greenhouse Effect: A More Sustainable Campus

Grounds Services is saving money and boosting sustainability by growing flowers and plants in its own greenhouse on the west side of campus. 

Sirena Rowe hugs a teammate at the NCAA championships in Greensboro.

May 7, 2021

Strong Finish

Sirena Rowe, who helped NC State win an NCAA swimming relay title, recounts the highs and lows of her time in college. She graduates with a passion to help others and an eye on the Tokyo Olympics. 

Edwin Rutto in a pack of runners nearing the finish line.

May 5, 2021

Going the Distance

Cross country runner Edwin Rutto looks homeward to Kenya's Great Rift Valley as he prepares to graduate with a degree in plant and soil sciences. 

Billy Ray Vickers carries the ball down field in a Technician photo, circa 1979.

Jan 19, 2021

Major Player

Billy Ray Vickers learned the value of hard work growing up on a farm in the Blue Ridge foothills. The lessons he learned on and off the football field at NC State propelled him to a successful career in manufacturing. 

NC State Gateway

Dec 8, 2020

2 Named Fellows of Inventors Academy

Two NC State faculty members have been honored for their innovative work at the forefront of their disciplines. 

The NC State Belltower at dusk and night. Photo by Marc Hall

Nov 24, 2020

Record-Setting Class of AAAS Fellows Named

The election of 10 faculty to the prestigious scientific society signals NC State's rising reputation as a research powerhouse. 

Close up of a pest trap on the floor of the museum.

Sep 3, 2020

Stopping Bugs With a Taste for Art

The Gregg Museum takes a scientific approach to managing invasive pests. 

Girl with painted rocks

Mar 25, 2020

Boredom Busters: More Activities for Kids

Five fun indoor projects to help keep everyone’s minds active and hands busy. 

Child with caterpillar on his nose.

Mar 25, 2020

Outdoor Activities for Kids

Without going far, kids can explore and learn from familiar environments. 

four cats at food bowls

Feb 28, 2020

Cat Food Mystery Foils Diet Study

Cat food turns out to be something of a mystery. 

Hannah Levenson, a graduate student, in a field of sunflowers, while conducting a survey of native bees throughout North Carolina.

Feb 26, 2020

The Buzz About Native Bees

Hannah Levenson, a graduate student in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, is using North Carolina’s research stations to survey native bees and study how wildflowers support native bee populations. 

anaerobic digester on a dairy farm with rainbow in background

Feb 10, 2020

Model Shows Users How to Make On-Farm Sustainable Energy Projects More Profitable

Model can predict when farm-based sustainable energy projects will turn a profit. 

bee rests on a flower

Jan 29, 2020

Prescribed Burns Benefit Bees

Prescribed burns are good news for bee diversity and abundance. 

three scientists with an electrofisher mounted on a small boat

Jan 16, 2020

How Do You Count Fish in a Creek?

How do scientists count fish in the wild? 

Christmas tree farm in North Carolina

Dec 17, 2019

UAVs and Christmas Trees: New Research to Help NC Growers Benefit From Drone Technology

Can drones give the Christmas tree business a leg up? Let's find out!