Honoring NC State’s Top ‘Yambassador’
Henry M. Covington was a longtime extension specialist whose research and partnerships with growers spurred the growth of North Carolina’s sweet potato industry. He passed away in 2004, but the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission (NCSPC) established an endowment to honor the man affectionately known as “Mr. Sweet Potato” and to ensure that his legacy would continue.
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.
Tour Highlights NC State’s Impact
New employees are encouraged to join a tour of Kinston, N.C., to learn more about NC State’s work outside of Raleigh.
Outreach and Engagement Banquet on April 13
Monday's banquet will honor faculty, staff and students for their dedicated work in extension, service and community involvement.
Experts: Food Safety Audits Need an Overhaul
Much of the food industry relies on third-party audits of practices, processes and facilities to ensure the food that ultimately reaches consumers is safe. But a new paper from food safety researchers at NC State and Kansas State University argues […]
Researchers Seek Public’s Help to Aid Trees
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Rosemary Hallberg, of USDA’s Southern Region Integrated Pest Management Center (SRIPMC), which is housed at NC State. The SRIPMC is launching a “tiny terrors” initiative to help protect hemlock species in the […]
Mosquitoes, Ticks and Horse Flies, Oh My!
The warm weather of summer often draws us out of the house for a trip to the pool, a hike in the woods or (less fun) to mow the lawn. And all that time outdoors means we’re more aware of […]
Know Your Enemy: Termites
Termites are fascinating insects, and not just because they can turn your front porch into mush. For example, did you know that many researchers have concluded that termites are actually social cockroaches? Whether you group them under the order Blattodea […]
New Look at Diverse Families
Top family life educators at ECU have a new book for students and professionals who work with diverse families.
Helping Museums Pursue Interactive Technology
In an attempt to better engage and educate the public about everything from space exploration to art history, museums are becoming increasingly interactive. But many museums lack the resources or expertise to take full advantage of emerging technologies. What to […]