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