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Sayed holding plant

Nov 22, 2016

Student’s Research Seeks Ozone-Tolerant Wheat

Ph.D. candidate Sayed Mashaheet, who will graduate in December, is seeking wheat varieties that are resistant to rust, ozone tolerant and high yielding. 

Melissa holds design plan

Nov 3, 2016

Student Creates Campus Pollinator Garden

Graduate student Melissa Tining designed and installed a pollinator garden on Centennial Campus, with funding from an NC State Sustainability Fund grant. (NC State Sustainability Office) 

Oct 26, 2016

Engineering, CALS Students Win 3 Minute Thesis Honors

Three Ph.D. students were recognized for their outstanding research presentations Tuesday in the Graduate School’s second annual 3 Minute Thesis competition. Ten graduate student finalists presented their dissertation research in just three minutes, with one slide. 

Stephanie at lab bench

Oct 11, 2016

Finalists Named for 3 Minute Thesis 2016

Ten finalists for the Graduate School’s second annual 3 Minute Thesis® competition, Oct. 25, will demonstrate who is most capable of describing their Ph.D. research in just three minutes and with only one slide. 

Graduate student Brandon Huber and the corpse flower.

Sep 22, 2016

What’s All The Stink About?

Master's student Brandon Huber is anxiously awaiting the blooming of his titan arum, or corpse flower, in NC State's greenhouses. News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 

mosquito taking blood meal

Aug 11, 2016

How to Limit Mosquito Exposure

NC State University Ph.D. student Sophia Webster outlines ways you can limit your exposure to mosquitoes and their bites by eliminating standing water or using insect sprays. Video by CALS Communications 

boy holding produce in field

Jun 30, 2016

Ph.D. Alumni Andrade, Mwanga Win World Food Prize

Two NC State alumni are among the four winners of the 2016 World Food Prize, one of the most important and coveted international awards given in agriculture. Story by Mick Kulikowski 

four students at table

Apr 19, 2016

Faculty and Students Recognized at Graduate School Celebration

Four senior NC State University faculty members and 350 graduate students were recognized April 19 at the Celebration of Graduate Student Success. 

Apr 7, 2016

Adrienne Crosier Works to Save Cheetah Population

Adrienne Crosier, 41-year-old biologist who earned her Ph.D. at NC State, heads the cheetah breeding program at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Center for Species Survival in Front Royal, Va., which is part of an international effort to save the world’s fastest land mammal from extinction. 

Apr 7, 2016

Study: Near-Shore Wind Farms Would Have Big Impact on Coastal Tourism

Former Ph.D. student Sanja Lutzeyer is among the co-authors of a paper showing that most people are unwilling to rent vacation homes that have a view of offshore wind turbines -- and those who are willing expect steep rental discounts unless turbines are more than eight miles offshore.