Posts Tagged ‘students’

Stopping aggressive boxwood blight

Miranda Ganci is researching management strategies for boxwood blight, an agressive disease that threatens the economic viability of the boxwood industry.

Miranda Ganci has a clear vision of her future career. “I see myself working as an extension agent in order to assist growers with disease identification and management,” she says. “Additionally, I am interested in working in the crop protection industry in a role in which I could assist plant breeders with developing disease resistance in crops.” She’s already playing that role.

Making the methane conversion process value-added and eco-friendly

Gourishankar Karoshi is exploring how to use eggshells as a catalyst to lessen the amount of energy it takes to turn methane into transportation fuel and other chemical products.

Gourishankar Karoshi, a master’s degree student in biological and agricultural engineering, is exploring a process that takes an abundant greenhouse gas and an abundant agricultural waste product and potentially yields value-added and eco-friendly results.

Strategy to inhibit ovarian cancer in hens could benefit human health

"Effective chemoprevention and risk reduction are the first defenses" against lethal ovarian cancer, says Elizabeth Harris, whose genetic research is designed to reduce ovarian cancer in hens and yield important implications for cancer prevention in humans.

Elizabeth Harris, a physiology student, has developed a strategy that could inhibit the start and progression of ovarian cancer in hens and have important implications for preventing cancer in people.

Pinehurst No. 2 goes native

Ph.D. student Kevin Stallings is among the N.C. State crop scientists and turf specialists who are developing sustainable strategies for golf courses.

Kevin Stallings, a Ph.D. student in crop science, is conducting research that could be used in the restoration of a storied golf course that will host the 2014 U.S. Open. Stallings is characterizing native vegetation, desirable adapted species and invasive weeds at Pinehurst No. 2, all in an effort to create a model for how course superintendents can approach sustainability.

Student Perspectives: Diane Silcox

Diane Silcox examines turfgrass for hunting billbug damage.

National award-winning Ph.D. student Diane Silcox is developing biological solutions with economic savings for managing damage from the hunting billbug, a relatively new pest in North Carolina’s warm-season turf.

Jefferson Scholars study ocean sciences, island species, local culture in Bermuda

Jefferson Scholars in Bermuda

The Thomas Jefferson Scholars recently traveled to Bermuda, as part of the program’s inaugural international learning trip. The participants are N.C. State University students seeking dual degrees in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Pack Pullers take seventh place in International ¼-Scale Tractor Competition

the 2013 Pack Pullers team

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering’s Pack Pullers team finished 7th overall out of 29 colleges and universities competing in the International ¼-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition, sponsored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

Enter the dragon: Landscape design studio’s latest is a hit at the Arb Gala

the bamboo dragon

Created by students in Horticultural Science instructors Will Hooker and Anne Spafford’s small-scale landscape design studio, the bamboo dragon was the studio’s spring sculpture project, constructed especially for the gala.

Animal Science students hold first annual Wolfpack Round-Up livestock sale

livestock merchandising class

A livestock merchandising class in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is paying off for students in more ways than one.

Science enthusiasts raise a pint at Tir Na Nog

Three men sitting

A group of faithful science enthusiasts gathered Tuesday night at Tir Na Nog pub in downtown Raleigh to raise a pint and hear scientists from the SE Climate Science Center talk about global climate change.

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