This CALS senior and recipient of a national undergraduate research fellowship isn’t content to leave scientific questions unanswered. With plant geneticist Dr. Bob Franks, he’s been studying how flowers develop.
Ph.D. student Marybeth Brey is finding new ways to analyze how introduced species change food webs in Lake Norman. Her research won first prize in the natural resources category for N.C. State University’s Graduate Student Research Symposium.
When Caitlin Lowe came to N.C. State University four years ago, she never imagined the places she’d go or how those travels would influence her future. But now, with her head full of brains and her shoes full of feet, as Dr. Seuss would put it, the graduating senior is off to graduate school with the determination to make a difference when it comes to agricultural policy and international development.
One of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ top students, Chandler Walker, says N.C. State University has taught her how to be a scientist and put her on the path toward a biomedical research career.
Senior biological sciences major Brittany Vontz is an award-winning scholar and gymnast. Because of help she’s received in overcoming numerous injuries, Vontz is planning a career in physical therapy.
Freshman biological sciences major Guadalupe Arce-Jiminez, originally from Mexico, is among CALS’ first class of Dale and Genia Bone Scholars. The scholarship goes to selected farmworkers or their dependents.
“My project mainly looks at mercury contamination in fish and focuses on the risk to wildlife and people,” says biology Ph.D. student Dana Sackett. “It is really important that we understand it well so we can control our risk.” In this audio slideshow, hear more from this student who’s increasing our understanding of an important environmental and health issue.
“I don’t necessarily want to be nationally recognized on the cover of Forbes magazine,” says pre-vet student James Tyndall. “But I do want to help find the cure for cancer –- find a medical device that helps wounded veterans better cope with their lives and improve their lives. You can do that through veterinary medicine, and that’s something that a lot of people don’t recognize.” In this slideshow, hear more from this student who’s leading the way for pre-vet students nationwide.
The upcoming Christmas season brings a chance for Thomas Jefferson Scholars to help out others in the community through the Warming Tree Project. CALS sophomore Michael Atkins, who started the project with his sister, explains what the project is and why he’s kept it going for more than six years. You can donate warm clothing items at the Warming Tree Project Christmas tree in Patterson Hall.
Bridget Lassiter, a Ph.D. student in crop science, describes her experience traveling to Costa Rica as part of a class on tropical agriculture and plant pathology.