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Tag: college of agriculture and life sciences

Lina Quesada and Camilo Parada examine a petri dish

Sep 1, 2021

Ph.D. Candidate Camilo Parada Wins Prestigious Award

Camilo Humberto Parada-Rojas, a Ph.D. candidate in plant pathology, received a $10,000 Storkan-Hanes-McCaslin Foundation Award, given annually to an outstanding graduate student working with soilborne diseases. 

Imani Madison

Sep 1, 2021

Power of Plants: Ph.D. Student Imani Madison

Heading into her final year of doctoral study, Imani Madison is making the most of her research, learning and service opportunities as her own professional transformation continues. The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program is helping. 

Brad Kearney in his Army uniform

Jun 25, 2021

Solving Health Crises for a Better World

Four years after earning his doctorate at NC State, Bradley Kearney joined the Army as a biochemist. During the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to helping establish an award-winning diagnostic laboratory in Japan, he works as a medical planner to help provide the best possible health system for all Army operations. 

Tsharre Sanders

May 3, 2021

Tsharre Sanders: Keeping the Faith

Tsharre Sanders’ passion for making sure Christian LGBTQ youth maintain their faith stems from her own personal story. Upon graduating this spring, the CALS graduate student will attend divinity school in Georgia. 

Portrait of Coleman Simpson

May 3, 2021

A Leading Advocate: Master’s Student Coleman Simpson

Master's student Coleman Simpson drew on his leadership skills and agricultural education to write a grant that provides counseling services for CALS students. 

Young men digging and filling a wheelbarrow

Dec 29, 2020

Giving Back: Kamal Bell and Sankofa Farms

Kamal Bell isn’t your stereotypical North Carolina farmer, and his Orange County farm isn’t your everyday farm. There, he’s not just farming, he’s also teaching. 

Meghan Montemurro

May 18, 2020

Mission to Serve: Meghan Montemurro on Combating Homelessness

During these unprecedented times, NC State graduate student Meghan Montemurro has remained steadfast in her mission to help the homeless find safe housing. 

Ryan Spurney viewed on a laptop

Apr 28, 2020

Adapting to Online: A Remote Master’s Defense

Master's student Ryan Spurney learned over spring break that his in-person defense would have to be done remotely over Zoom, a virtual meetings platform, because of social distancing at NC State University. He offers tips for success. 

Mar 16, 2020

Grad Student Wants to Improve Plant Productivity, Food Access

Danielle Cooney, a graduate student in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, studies ways to improve soybean production by understanding how the crop interacts with fungi in the soil. 

Hannah Levenson, a graduate student, in a field of sunflowers, while conducting a survey of native bees throughout North Carolina.

Mar 4, 2020

The Buzz About Native Bees

Hannah Levenson, a graduate student in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, is using North Carolina’s research stations to survey native bees and study how wildflowers support native bee populations.