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Aug 23, 2022

Microbial Biotechnology Grad Student Interns at Novozymes

Kathryn Landry, a graduate student in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, worked with Novozymes to create sustainable household cleaners using microbes, combining her interest in science and the environment. 

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Aug 23, 2022

The Power of Mentorship

Through intentional mentorship, industry training and job preparedness, FFAR Fellow Camilo H. Parada Rojas understands what it takes to get science to the field. 

Mariana Prieto Torres

Aug 1, 2022

Colombia Native Excited About FFAR Fellowship Opportunity

Ph.D. student Mariana Prieto Torres loves translational science. As a Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) Fellow and international student, she is excited to learn how to better share her research with growers worldwide. 

Daniela Pezzini

Aug 1, 2022

FFAR Fellow Daniela Pezzini Develops Self-Knowledge for Career Success

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) Fellows program encouraged self-awareness and fostered a path of success for Brazilian-born graduate student Daniela Pezzini. 

Brandi Merrick in front of a sign for the Varsity Research Building at NC State.

Jun 6, 2022

Grad Student on Home Turf as Volunteer at U.S. Women’s Open

Brandi Merrick volunteers as a greens mower at the 77th U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Moore County this week. It's a chance to follow her twin passions: turf grass and golf. 

Laurie Hamon

May 2, 2022

Laurie Hamon: Uncovering Pollination Secrets of the Venus Flytrap

A chance opportunity to work with the Venus flytrap became a turning point for Laurie Hamon’s doctoral journey, and the focus of her dissertation for a Ph.D. in entomology and biology. 

Cara Kowalchyk sampling fish

Feb 23, 2022

Cara Kowalchyk Wins 2022 CSGS Master’s Thesis Award

Congratulations to applied ecology alum Cara Kowalchyk for being awarded the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools' 2022 Master's Thesis Award. 

Sara Kidd stands with sheep behind her

Nov 12, 2021

NC State Graduate Student Helps Veterans Swap Combat Boots for Cowboy Boots

NC State graduate student Sara Kidd finds purpose in connecting veterans to farming and community. 

Anelle Ammons

Nov 10, 2021

Online Graduate Blooms in the Online Horticultural Science Program

Online graduate Anelle Ammons uses her horticultural science degree to extend her reach in the community and develop her career. 

NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson and CALS Dean Richard Linton visit alumna Katie Maloney and Novozymes lab colleagues

Oct 27, 2021

Full Circle: Food Scientist Katie Maloney’s NC State Ties

A three-time NC State graduate helps develop new food products at work and shares Wolfpack traditions with a third generation at home.