NC State sets the bar high for research in higher education — our students help make that happen. Meet four fall 2018 graduates who took full advantage of creating a well-rounded education through hands-on research.
O Christmas Tree, How Lovely Are Thy Branches that Retain Needles
Forestry and Environmental Resources Research Associate Lilian Matallana is trying to improve the quality of Fraser fir in the North Carolina Christmas tree market by pinpointing the gene responsible for needle retention.
NC State Helps Homegrown Holiday Hobby
With the help of NC State soil scientists, CNR researchers and local extension agents, Ricky Postell is growing his Christmas tree operation.
Living with Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My
We can’t avoid conflict with predators, but we can find better ways to respond.
NC State Plays Role in Development of New Sport Impact Tool
Professor Michael Kanters and colleagues partnered with the N.C. High School Athletic Association to examine levels of physical activity, safety and psychosocial impacts of sports.
Bobcats in the ‘Burbs?
It turns out suburbia is a bit wilder than we thought. NC State's Audio Abstract podcast talks citizen science and wild suburbia with Arielle Parsons, a graduate student and researcher at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
Modern Conflict: Screen Time vs. Nature
Even rural kids today spend more time in front of screens and less time outdoors, according to a new study of middle-school students in South Carolina.
Wild Suburbia: More Mammals Than Expected Live Near People
Bobcats, coyotes, oh my: Camera trap images show that it's a jungle out there in the suburbs.
Building a Sound Map of Raleigh – For Science
Sound can affect everything from human health to the well-being of wildlife, but there is very little data on the levels and types of sound in U.S. cities.
Leading a Global Conversation on Deforestation Through Remote Sensing
Remote sensing is unveiling new views of Earth’s surface and fostering an interdisciplinary project between Drs. Josh Gray and Erin Sills to help us better understand and track deforestation and promote more sustainably managed tropical forests.