Archive for the ‘Student Perspectives’ Category

Kelly Bryant: Dancing with heart

Kelly Bryant

An award-winning dancer talks about her experience with NC State’s Dance Program and as an animal science major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Brett Williams: Making her mark on stage

Brett Williams in 'WKMS: Where Music Kills Sorrow'

Aspiring exotic animal specialist and CALS zoology major Brett Williams discusses her experiences as an award-winning actress with University Theatre.

David Higgins: Figuring out flower development

David Higgins

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.

Marybeth Brey: Fishing for answers

Marybeth Brey

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.

Caitlin Lowe: Off to great places

Caitlin Lowe

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.

Chandler Walker: Biomedical researcher in the making

Chandler Walker

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.

Brittany Vontz: A scholar and an athlete

Brittany Vontz

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.

Guadalupe Arce-Jiminez: CALS scholar and activist

Guadalupe Arce

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.

Grad student sheds light on mercury contamination in fish

Dana Sackett

“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.

James Tyndall: Leading the pre-vet way


“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.

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