Some people like gardening because it is peaceful. Others enjoy harvesting their own herbs, fruits and vegetables. But whatever draws people to gardening, there’s been a dramatic surge in interest during the COVID-19 pandemic – and that has led to a shortage in the availability of seeds for home gardeners. But what about the seeds in that tomato you got at the store?
Researchers from the U.S. Army and North Carolina State University have developed a computational model that can be used to expedite military operations aimed at evacuating noncombatants, disaster response or humanitarian relief.
That drive on the boulevard led the NCSSM Class of 1992 graduate into a career of more than 20 years working with the space agency, where she has been a flight controller for the International Space Station and is now the leader of a major educational outreach operation.
NC State staff member heads the Food Supply Chain Working Group, a panel of industry experts, members of the agricultural community and government officials the state brought together last month to address food production and distribution issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UNC System contributions to North Carolina’s COVID-19 efforts exemplify how the higher education involves much more than delivering information and engaging students. Our universities and affiliates improve lives through innovative instruction, research, and service—the very activities that are guiding us through this pandemic.
UNC Pembroke faculty member Dr. Ben Bahr, an internationally recognized expert on age-related, neuro-degenerative disorders, received the James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service from the UNC Board of Governors.
The North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NC-LSAMP), led by North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, received a five-year $3.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue efforts to broaden STEM pathways for underrepresented groups.