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Two young women sitting on garden planters laughing

May 16, 2024

BAE Educational Garden Opens to the Community

Graduate student Jasmine Gibson led the design and construction of a new campus garden, highlighting education and sustainable farming practices. 

Layla El-Khoury's 'Force of Flows' demonstrates the process and impact of stream bank erosion through dance.

Apr 11, 2024

Dance Your PhD: NC State Grad Student Layla El-Khoury Awarded for Educational Dance Production

NC State grad student Layla El-Khoury’s ‘Force of Flows’ demonstrates the process and impact of stream bank erosion through dance, and received the “Dance Your PhD” award. 

Anna Trolinder in the Kleiner Lab

Mar 12, 2024

Award-Winning Plant Science Grad Student Hopes To Share Research Internationally

With research aimed at helping scientists develop a more targeted approach to the design and development of microbial products for sustainable agriculture, North Carolina State University Ph.D. student Anna Garrell will head to Amsterdam this summer. 

christopher gillespie

Feb 14, 2024

Envisioning a More Equitable Food System

Doctoral candidate Christopher Gillespie is dedicated to finding solutions that create stronger, more racially equitable food systems. 

NC State center River Baldwin smiles as teammates congratulate her

Dec 19, 2023

Inside Strength

NC State center River Baldwin is powering toward her best season both on the basketball court and as a CALS graduate student. 

Miranda Parks

Dec 13, 2023

Online Grad Finds Her Passion at NC State

Miranda Parks recently graduated from the NC State Online Master of Youth, Family and Community Sciences degree program. Parks was able to find her passion through the program’s faculty and courses. 

man in coveralls in a dairy processing room

Nov 29, 2023

A Lasting Legacy for Dairy Science

Four graduate students became part of a living legacy this fall thanks to the launch of the William E. Younts Jr. Dairy Science Graduate Support Endowment. 

Graduate student Emily Nastase holding a sparrow in the field

Nov 29, 2023

CALS Graduate Student Studies Tiny Bird Species

Emily Nastase, a doctoral student in the Department of Applied Ecology, is uncovering the secret life of Henslow’s Sparrows, a rare, grassland species that only visits two locations in North Carolina every summer. 

Micaela Robson wearing a white lab coat looking into a microscope

Oct 30, 2023

Bacteria Could Help Build Structures in Space

CALS graduate student Micaela Robson is studying how to use bacteria to create “bio-bricks” in Outer Space as a research fellow with the NC Space Grant. 

drone photo of the Plant Sciences Building

Oct 24, 2023

Four Students Receive First Graduate Student Endowment for N.C. PSI

Four graduate students have been awarded the inaugural Norma L. Trolinder N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative Graduate Student Endowment.