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Margaret Atwood

Nov 18, 2019

Margaret Atwood and the Biotechnology of Tomorrow

Renowned author Margaret Atwood visited NC State to discuss fiction's role in the future of biotechnology and genetic engineering. 

Students gain hands-on experience at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum.

Apr 16, 2019

Research in Bloom: The JC Raulston Arboretum

One of Raleigh's most popular and beguiling outdoor spaces, the J.C. Raulston Arboretum is a remarkable horticultural research entity of international renown. 

Malt is stirred for a beer production run in a Schaub Hall lab.

Jun 27, 2018

From Process to Pint Glass

There’s something brewing in the basement of Schaub Hall. The hoppy aroma can be traced to the NC State Brewing Lab, which plans to increase production later this year. 

Feb 23, 2017

A Pretty Sweet Potato

Professor Mike Boyette has launched a project to create a better looking sweet potato, a cam-ready glam yam that can help eliminate food waste. 

Dec 7, 2016

Renowned Chef Howard Speaks on Campus

Award-winning chef, TV personality, author and NC State alumna Vivian Howard will return to campus Dec. 15 to deliver the annual Eloise S. Cofer Lecture on connecting food, family and community. She will also participate in a book signing earlier in the day in the Coastal Ballroom of the Talley Student Union. Both events are free and open to the public. 

NC State Ph.D. student Sophia Webster at work in her entomology lab.

Nov 14, 2016

Engineering a New Mosquito

NC State entomologists are developing genetic systems that could replace mosquito populations with strains that have a reduced capacity for transmitting disease. 

Farmer out standing in his soybean field.

Aug 11, 2016

Our Shining Future

A new $45 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation makes the Plant Sciences Initiative at NC State a reality — and positions North Carolina as a global leader for education, research and innovation in the plant sciences. 

CALS graduate Austin Wrenn holds plants in a greenhouse on NC State's campus.

May 4, 2016

Destination: Down Under

Austin Wrenn — farmer, beekeeper, volunteer fighter — will grow strawberries in Australian greenhouses after graduation. 

Oct 27, 2015

Homecoming Is Family Reunion

Five generations of original North Carolina School for Agriculture and Mechanic Arts valedictorian C.B. Williams have attended NC State, including three of his great-great-grandchildren. Two of them, Megan and Katie Owens, are current NC State students. 

Oct 22, 2015

NC State Big Part of Bond Package

North Carolina voters will decide on the $2 billion Connect NC Bonds Act next March during the state's primary election. Two of the biggest projects are on NC State's Centennial Campus, the Engineering Oval and the Plant Sciences Research Complex. 

Oct 15, 2015

USDA Grants $6.7M to Curb Fruit Pest

NC State entomologist Hannah Burrack will lead a four-year effort to manage the spotted wing drosophila, a tiny fruit fly that causes hundreds of millions of dollars in annual agricultural losses. 

Oct 15, 2015

White House Lauds Juntos Program

An NC State program to empower Hispanic youth was named a “Bright Spot in Hispanic Education” by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Since 2007, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension program called "Juntos" has helped close the achievement gap for Hispanic Youth in North Carolina and has been expanded into other states. 

Oct 13, 2015

Fried Food Is Foundation of Fair

The North Carolina State Fair begins on Friday and runs through Sunday, Oct. 25. Check out some of the new food options and the opportunity to have daily lunch at the fairgrounds. 

Oct 1, 2015

Pack Football Hosts Ag(ua) Day

NC State's football team opens ACC play against Louisville on Saturday as CALS sponsors Ag Day for the third consecutive year. Will Hurricane Joaquin dampen the festivities?