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.
Manganese Oxides in Treatment System Could Be Mixed Blessing
Bad news or good news? Black sludge grows in water-treatment plant, but can it be used to clean up metal pollutants?
Phytotron Stands Test of Time
Built in 1968, NC State's Phytotron in Gardner Hall remains one of the world's largest plant research centers.
Researchers Crack Genetic Code Determining Leaf Shape in Cotton
Researchers find gene responsible for major leaf shapes in upland cotton.
Study Provides Evidence on Movement of Potato Famine Pathogen
Before it devastated Ireland, the pathogen that causes potato late blight set up shop in the United States. The pathogen's movement and evolution is the focus of an NC State study.
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.
Help With Hurricane Relief Efforts
There are multiple ways faculty, staff and students can help neighbors near and far who have been affected or displaced by the flooding of Hurricane Matthew. Check out all the resources available to the campus community, including what donations are needed for the Feed the Pack food pantry and the Food Banks of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
The End of the World As We Know It?
Author Paul Ehrlich, professor of population studies and biological sciences at Stanford, will join NC State professor Rob Dunn to talk about the challenges created by explosive worldwide population growth. The free event is slated for Wednesday night at the Hunt Library auditorium.
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.