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Tag: college of agriculture and life sciences

Mar 17, 2016

The Science of Chocolate is the Work of this Graduate Alumnus

Ray Schnell, cacao plant science director at Mars Inc., works with other scientists to promote better cacao farming methods and continue to develop hardier plants for the farmers who depend on them for survival. Schnell, 63, earned his master’s degree in 1979 and doctorate in 1984 from NC State’s Department of Crop Science, where he also worked as a research technician between getting his degrees. 

Barrangou portrait

Mar 15, 2016

Graduate Alum, Researcher Wins Prestigious Prize

Rodolphe Barrangou, an NC State professor, graduate alumnus and a pioneer of the discovery of the adaptive bacterial immune system known as CRISPR, has been named a recipient of the 2016 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize. 

Mar 8, 2016

Block That Pollen

Graduate student and faculty member in crop science have identified “pollen blockers” in corn that can prevent organic corn from being pollinated by genetically modified (GM) plants. Read more from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Karen on stairwell

Mar 7, 2016

Student’s Research Supports Family Life Coaching for Middle Schoolers

Master's student Karen Randle found that family life coaching can help improve communication, as well organizational and study behaviors, for middle school students. 

coach and two football players

Jan 27, 2016

Hipps Gives Back to CALS, Engineering and Athletics

Jim Hipps and his wife, Kathy, recently made philanthropic commitments that will positively impact the university for generations to come and will honor some of the people who defined Jim’s experience as a student-athlete at NC State.