Internships adapt: Data curation at the Museum of Natural Sciences
Among the many rippling effects of the coronavirus pandemic, some students have found themselves without the internships that they had planned on taking on over the summer.
Big data for better sweet potatoes
An interdisciplinary team led by Cranos Williams is setting out on a three-year project to use artificial intelligence to make sweet potatoes even more profitable. The team will image hundreds of thousands of sweet potatoes to increase the percentage of sweet potatoes grown that are USDA grade 1.
Through the darkness to shine a light
As she leaves NC State with her B.S. in biological engineering, Esmira Poladova has more ups and downs to contemplate than most. She describes her five years since high school not as a journey – which sounds a tad too smooth and direct – but as a crazy adventure, or maybe a wild ride.
Ride with pride
License plate sales help reward faculty.
Fertilizer of the future
An interdisciplinary team led by Katharina Stapelmann is setting out on an ambitious three-year project to completely rethink how nitrogen-based fertilizers are produced and used. From on-farm fertilizer production to on-demand, precision irrigation, their project aims to cut energy use, protect the water supply and increase yields.
Model shows users how to make on-farm sustainable energy projects more profitable
Researchers in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering have developed a model that could boost investment in farm-based sustainable energy projects by allowing investors to more accurately predict whether a project will turn a profit.
BAE Young and Saur take the top spots in New Faces of ASABE
The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering's Dr. Sierra Young and Brieana Saur are this year's New Faces of ASABE.
Undergraduate research: Streamlining biofuel fermentation processes
The BAE Research and Educational Enhancement Projects (REEP) are an opportunity for undergraduates to design and conduct research. Erin Cooper, a senior majoring in biological engineering with a concentration in bioprocessing, was selected as the 2019 REEP scholar. Her project focuses on combining two processing steps used in current ethanol production: hydrolysis and fermentation.
Alumni Spotlight: Jackie Ammons
Jackie Ammons graduated in 2015 with a degree in biological engineering and a concentration in environmental engineering. She currently works as a hydraulic components engineer at Caterpillar, Inc.
Don’t stress: Keeping turkeys cool
As the global population continues to grow, so does the demand for meat products. This had led to genetic advances in agriculture, including turkey. These genetic lines of turkeys grow faster and leaner than older lines.