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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Illustrations by Dana Smith

Oct 27, 2023

Mother of Invention

Rodolphe Barrangou, the Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Professor in probiotics research in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, is the eighth researcher from NC State to be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. 

The Plant Sciences Building

Oct 18, 2023

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

The Norma L. Trolinder N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative Graduate Student Endowment has just been awarded to an inaugural group of NC State students. These four highly qualified individuals were selected from a large and competitive applicant pool and will receive $4,000 to cover various costs associated with the graduate student experience. 

Caden Noonkester kicking a football at Carter-Finley Stadium. Photo by Jed Gammons for NC State Athletics

Oct 10, 2023

Caden Noonkester: Agriculture Inside the 20

Student-athlete Caden Noonkester, an agronomy and agricultural business double major, NC State football starting punter and NFL-possible suburban Charlotte native, tells how how he is starting to feel equally at home on football and cotton fields. 

The copper wolves at Wolf Plaza near Talley on main campus. Photo by Marc Hall

Sep 18, 2023

New NC State Crowdfunding Campaigns

Check out seven new crowdfunding projects that will help students make the most of their NC State experience. 

CALS student Tiffany Williams helped create videos with healthy recipes this summer in the Dinah E. Gore Teaching and Research Kitchens at NC State. Photo provided by Tiffany Williams

Sep 12, 2023

Cooking With a Passion for Nutrition

Tiffany Williams used her culinary skills and nutrition knowledge to support an important mission this summer. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Dinah E. Gore Teaching and Research Kitchens, named for a longtime NC State donor, helped make it possible. 

The Memorial Belltower and flowers

Aug 22, 2023

On the Path to Success

No matter what area — or areas — of NC State you support, your generosity makes a big difference throughout our campus. Our students graduate into successful careers, our faculty drive game-changing research and our programs build valuable connections, expanding our reach and your impact far beyond Raleigh. This past academic year, 36,159 donors joined us on a path to a bolder, brighter future. Learn more about how donor support is powering the extraordinary in a new school year. 

Senior research scholar Sarah O'Flaherty examines Lactobacillus acidophilus NCK2025 under a microscope to monitor the bacteria's physical attributes.

Aug 22, 2023

NC State Licenses Supplement Reducing GI Inflammation

A team of NC State researchers led by Rodolphe Barrangou, the Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Professor in Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, has created a new probiotic supplement that reduces gastrointestinal inflammation. The supplement was developed by engineering a strain of bacteria, and it’s now licensed and commercially available for purchase. 

Gracy Peterson, a CALS student majoring in agricultural business management, is the 2023 North Carolina Watermelon Queen. Photo provided by Gracy Peterson

Aug 15, 2023

Seeds of Success

For College of Agriculture and Life Sciences advancement member Gracy Peterson, choosing to attend NC State was a decision that felt natural. In addition to majoring in agricultural business management, she’s minoring in biology, poultry science and Spanish thanks to scholarship support from several different funds. 

Imani Madison using a pipette in a lab. Photo credit: Becky Kirkland, University Communications.

Aug 8, 2023

A Passion for Plant Research

Imani Madison, who earned her Ph.D. in plant biology from NC State in 2022, was recently awarded the 2022 Kenneth R. Keller Research Award. Madison will remain at NC State through spring as a postdoctoral researcher in the Sozzani Lab, where she’s involved in developing precise ways of crop breeding, working with plants at the cellular level. 

Scanning electron microscopy image of a chigger. Image courtesy of Loganathan Ponnusamy, NC State University

Jul 25, 2023

Bacterium Associated With Disease Found in N.C. Chiggers

A bacterium that causes a disease called scrub typhus — a disease not previously reported in the United States — has been detected in North Carolina, according to a new study by researchers at NC State and UNC-Greensboro. R. Michael Roe, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Entomology at NC State, is a co-author of the paper.