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Tag: college of agriculture and life sciences

Taylor McDonald

May 10, 2018

CALS Online Program Provides Balance to Graduating Master’s Student

NC State graduate student Taylor McDonald will earn her Master of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences on May 12. 

Mar 16, 2018

Just-in-Time Tomatoes?

NC State scientists, including postdoc Javier Brumos Fuentes, are exploring the molecular-level processes that cause tomatoes to ripen. What they discover could have big implications for a range of traits -- from flavor to firmness -- in fruit-bearing crops. 

Mar 16, 2018

Student Spotlight: “I Enjoy the Challenge of Solving Problems”

Biochemistry Ph.D. student Gabriela Schroder conducts cutting-edge protein research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory that has implications for drug development and human health. 

Ashley Yow

Jan 12, 2018

Blueberries: Student Works to Create Disease-Resistant Cultivars

Graduate student Ashley Yow is looking for ways to create blueberries that are resistant to mummy berry disease. 

Michael Lloyd

Jan 12, 2018

This Family Recipe is a Recipe for Success

A doctoral program in food science gave Michael Lloyd the knowledge he needed to launch and expand a business, based on a family sauce recipe. 

Nov 30, 2017

Student Spotlight: ‘Plant Research Immediately Impacts People’

After a summer undergraduate research experience with a leading NC State plant scientist, Catherine Doyle was hooked. The Ph.D. student traveled to Tanzania to see the problems posed by cassava mosaic disease. 

Nov 27, 2017

The Economics of Cutting-Edge Ag Technology

The academic journey of Ph.D. student Mike Jones spans Peruvian potato fields and the irrigated deserts of Syria to NC State’s campus, where he investigates the impacts and public perception of cutting-edge agricultural technology. 

three winners with their plaques

Nov 6, 2017

Three Chosen as Winners for Three Minute Thesis

Three Ph.D. students representing different NC State University colleges were chosen from 10 finalists as winners in the Graduate School's 2018 Three Minute Thesis. 

Five people on stage

Oct 3, 2017

Finalists Chosen for 2017 Three Minute Thesis

Ten graduate student finalists representing five NC State University colleges will compete in the Graduate School’s third annual Three Minute Thesis competition on Oct. 31 at Hunt Library. 

Jul 11, 2017

Studying a Disease in Order to Prevent Starvation

Research into a disease that affects cassava crops aims to prevent starvation for millions in Africa.