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Research Stations are Critical to Help CALS Meet Grand Challenges

Steve Lommel at Research Station

The A Team
The College’s newest administrative leaders share their visions of things to come for CALS

Dean Rich Linton is front and center with his administrative team, (from left) Steve Lommel, Sylvia Blankenship, Joe Zublena and Sam Pardue.
Picture of Dr. Steve Lommel.
Message from
Dr. Steven Lommel

Honors Convocation
Thirteen CALS students were honored during the 19th Annual Freshman Honors Convocation


Biological illustrations provide lessons about the diversity of life

Students from Jennifer Landin's class get their work displayed
(to July 31)
in a state museum

(Red & White for Life)

More on class

Food is focus of Read Smart

Food scientists, Drs. Allen Foegeding & Keith Harris lead discussion on Sugar Salt Fat by Pulitzer winner, Michael Moss,
Cameron Village  Library
7pm, August 8
The Plants for Human Health Institute was featured on UNC-TV's
"North Carolina Now"
The segment takes a broad and interesting look at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis
PHHI director Mary Ann Lila is featured in the segment.

From left, in the bioreactor system team’s lab are Dr. Jim Levis, engineering post-doctoral associate; Amanda Karram, engineering graduate student; and co-investigators Dr. Ranji Ranjithan, Dr. Amy Grunden, Dr. Heike Sederoff and Dr. Joel Ducoste.

Closing the loop
Biologists team with engineers to develop economical system for producing biofuels from algae
  Larry's Look

North Carolina Research Campus


Academic Programs

CALS Brings Students and Stakeholders Together

  Photo of CALS Donor and Student
Tobacco researchers turn their eyes to Wendell

Dr. Grant Ellington evaluates high-tech curing barn efficiency
IFT inaugural class of Certified Food Scientists includes
Dr. Brian Farkas
Swartzel receives highest IFT honor, the Appert Award
Food scientists receive Institute of Food Technologists awards

Dr. Kenneth Swartzel receives highest IFT honor,
the Appert Award

Dr. MaryAnne Drake receives 2013 Research & Development Award
PHHI Extension Partnership
Lands $425,000
in Grants to Help
NC Agribusinesses
Werner Honored with Burbank Award: Dr. Dennis Werner wins American Society of Horticultural Science Luther Burbank Award for Exceptional Plant Breeding

ASHS 2013 Great American Gardeners Awards

It is human nature to question. Our ability to pose questions and develop answers allows us to alter our environment for the better. That is what the work of North Carolina Agricultural Research Service scientists is designed to do. Using conventional methods as well as the latest biotechnological techniques, we're improving North Carolina agriculture. We're developing new types of farming, and we're studying how to make conventional farming more efficient.

We're working, particularly within the life sciences, to learn more about the world around us. We're developing knowledge that will protect our environment, our water and air, and the quality and safety of our food. We're asking questions and searching for answers — answers that will create economic opportunities in agriculture and the life sciences.
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