Meyer has been named the 2011 Envirothon Mentor of the Year by the Wake County Soil and Water Conservation District.
The sixth Borlaug lecturer – Dr. Julio Cesar Calvo Alvardo – had an important connection to N.C. State University: He earned his doctorate in forestry here in 1991 and went on to become president of one of Costa Rica’s most prestigious universities, said Dr. Dan Robison, associate dean of the College of Natural Resources.
Dr. Julio César Calvo Alvarado, rector (president) of Instituto Tecnologico de Costa Rica, will deliver the 2011 Borlaug Distinguished Lecture on Global Service to Society and Environment at N.C. State University on Oct. 31. The event is open to the campus community and will be followed by a reception and an open circle discussion with Calvo.
A project designed to quantify the impact that introduced fish species can have on a lake’s ecosystem earned Marybeth Brey the top prize in the natural resources category of this spring’s Graduate Student Research Symposium at N.C. State University.
The first students are expected to begin working toward a bachelor’s degree in soil and land development this fall.
Brantley Snipes designed a suburban retrofit to promote walkability and other outdoor activities that provide mental and physical health attributes to the community.
Given in recognition of an outstanding career at N.C. State University, the Holladay Medal is the highest honor bestowed on a faculty member by the trustees and the university.
During the Oct. 4 Borlaug Lecture, Dr. Paul Anastas of the Environmental Protection Agency said innovation is required to help society reduce its dependence on products and processes that rely on toxic substances.
N.C. Cooperative Extension is incorporating environment-protecting practices on the site of its 3-year-old center in Currituck County.
A College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduate student’s research is helping pinpoint which fish in which areas of North Carolina pose the greatest risks – and some of her findings are surprising.