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Gina Hilton

I have recently successfully defended my PhD in the Toxicology program at NC State, and I would like to thank you for the generous supplemental scholarship award. These funds have provided me the opportunity to travel to conferences I would not have been able to attend without additional financial support. The funds provided from this [...]


Katherine Duke

First, I would like to give a huge thank you to the foundation. The scholarship not only afforded me an opportunity to apply for specialty conferences, but because of this opportunity I was also selected to give a podium talk and interacted with some of the experts in the field of lung biology. As a [...]


CMAST features Jacob Krause

The Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) has a student spotlight feature highlighting Jacob Krause, a PhD student in Applied Ecology advised by Dr. Jeff Buckel and Dr. Joe Hightower. Jacob describes his research and the path he took as a student and researcher. Weakfish abundance has been in decline for the last 10 [...]


Conserving Butterflies

Zoology Ph.D. student Elsita Kiekebusch in the Nick Haddad Lab is featured in the NC State CALS Magazine Spring 2017 issue. Elsita is a 2016-17 Southeast Climate Science Center Global Change Fellow who studies the impacts of climate change on the development and life cycles of butterflies. Read the CALS Magazine feature here:


Saving Mangroves

Zoology Ph.D. student Ryann Rossi in the Craig Layman Lab is featured in the NC State CALS Magazine Spring 2017 issue. Rossi, a 2016-17 Southeastern Climate Science Center Global Change Fellow, researches mangrove ecosystems in the Caribbean and is investigating the possible causes of mangrove die-offs. Read the CALS Magazine feature here:


Bombs and Butterflies

Why has the U.S. Military made an effort to join forces with conservation researchers? NPR reports on this unlikely partnership and features Nick Haddad's ongoing research on St. Francis' satyr, the little rare butterfly that can only be found on Fort Bragg.


Research Spotlight

PhD student Sara Prado had her research in Puerto Rico featured in the newspaper El Nuevo Dia. The article highlights Sara's recent discovery of three new bee species in Puerto Rico and provides an introduction to the native bees of Puerto Rico. Here's a little bit more about Sara's ongoing research in Puerto Rico. "My [...]