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Fall 2023

Impactful stories. Groundbreaking discoveries. Engaged communities.

Adventures in Life Sciences

CALS life sciences alumni are finding—and even creating—their dream careers, from labs to zoos, in human health and data science, in rural and urban settings.

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More From Fall 2023

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One Oyster At A Time

From the salty breeze of the Outer Banks to the winding undulations of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a new food trail is introducing people to a rather misunderstood creature: the eastern oyster. 

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Q&A With Dean Garey Fox

Get to know Garey Fox, the new dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

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A Beautiful Balance

After stretching her mind in biochemistry classes, CALS junior Kara Pawlowski exercises her creativity as a State Dance Company member and choreographer. 

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Garbage to Gardens

An innovative program in New Hanover County transforms cafeteria garbage once destined for the landfill into compost for school gardens and outdoor spaces. 

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9,000 Students and Counting

A lively class on insects inspires students’ appreciation for the natural world and for the teaching skills of the professor who makes the course unforgettable. 

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A Hive of Expertise

Honey bees play an important role in agriculture, and North Carolina State University has played an important role in honey bee health for decades. 

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Roads to Carbon Removal

To fight a warming planet, Joe Sagues leads a nationwide team mapping the potential to remove 500 million tons of carbon from the atmosphere every year and keep it stored for millennia. 

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Full Circle

Amanda Hadden, a 2023 graduate of the Agricultural Institute at NC State, tells the story of her educational journey in her own words. 

Taking 4-H for a Spin

4-H’ers can pursue passions from improv to IT in short-term special interest or spin clubs across the state. 

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CALS Magazine: In Print!

View the print edition of CALS Magazine: Fall 2023.