MoBE – Workshop on the Societal and Ethical Implications of Microbiome Engineering in Built Environments

February 7, 2024 | Patti Mulligan

This workshop is hosted by the GES Center at NC State and funded by the NSF Precision Microbiome Engineering (PreMiEr) research grant. Wednesday, May 15: Speakers to discuss the State of MoBE Science and Engineering; Social Equity; Bioethics; Risk Governance; Public Perception and Community Engagement; and Integration of SEI with Science and Engineering of the Microbiome [with public livestream] | Thursday, May 16: Presentation of case studies and deliberative discussions...

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GES Center Co-Director Jennifer Kuzma. Photo by Marc Hall

NC State to Research Implications of Engineered Microbiomes with New NSF Center Grant

August 10, 2022 | Guest Author

Deborah Strange, August 10, 2022 | NC State University is part of a five-year, $26 million National Science Foundation center researching microbiome engineering....

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AgBioFEWS Research Traineeship

September 18, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

Interdisciplinary NSF Research Traineeship: AgBioFEWS Agricultural Biotechnology In Our Evolving Food, Energy, and Water Systems AgBioFEWS is a National Science Foundation funded graduate research training program offering PhD candidates across multidisciplinary fields of study the opportunity...

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‘Changing the Landscape of Graduate Education’

September 6, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

GES Center to launch NSF-funded AgBioFEWS graduate program, blending natural and social sciences to train next-gen problem-solvers in agricultural biotechnology....

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Fred Gould – Introducing AgBioFEWS

August 21, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

The GES Center has received a National Science Foundation funded research training grant to launch AgBioFEWS, or Agricultural Biotechnology in our Evolving Food, Energy, and Water Systems. Fred will be discussing the program activities, goals, and rollout plan. Note: This colloquium will not be live-streamed, although we will be filming to include footage in the program's recruitment video. We kindly ask that attendees this week avoid wearing clothing with large logos or potentially distracting graphics. Thank you!...

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Symposium: Integrated Expertise

March 28, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

Forging Integrated Expertise in Graduate Education June 4 – 5, 2018 | Raleigh, North Carolina Keynote Speakers | Laura Regassa | Terri Lomax We live in an interconnected world, with complex problems, emerging technologies, and...

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Sophia Webster

Student spotlight: Sophia Webster wins 1st place at Graduate Student Research Symposium

March 22, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

Kudos to Sophia Webster, a GES PhD candidate in Entomology and Plant Pathology, for winning first place at Graduate Student Research Symposium! Sophia is part of the 2012 IGERT cohort whose focus is mosquitoes and human health. The first IGERT course took place in Lima and Iquitos, Peru where the cohort attended tropical medicine symposiums, visited health clinics and several farms to speak with farmers. The cohort also shadowed NAMRU workers door to door in in Iquitos as the workers completed their household mosquito checks and surveys. Additionally, the cohort conducted household experiments on the density dependent effects of mosquito larvae in household containers....

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Gene Drives and Responsible Innovation

December 8, 2017 | Patti Mulligan

It is not often that a new technology is at once hailed as a potential solution to pandemic disease, wildlife conservation and hunger, while also being feared as a potential military and environmental “bioweapon.” Gene drives,...

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Johanna Elsensohn, GES PhD candidate

Scientist to the Senators: Ph.D. Student Johanna Elsensohn

November 21, 2017 | Patti Mulligan

Written by Chelsea Kellner This article originally appeared on CALS News Ph.D. student Johanna Elsensohn understands the importance of intersecting science with policy: During the international Zika virus crisis, she worked with policymakers on one...

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Workshop: Ethics and Responsible Innovation in STEM

November 17, 2017 | Patti Mulligan


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IGERT Student Jennifer Baltzegar wins Entomology poster contest

November 13, 2017 | Patti Mulligan

Jennifer Baltzegar, a PhD Candidate in the Genetics Program, won first place in a research poster competition last week at the Entomological Society of America’s 2017 Annual Meeting. Jen is an NSF IGERT Fellow in Genetic...

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July 5, 2016 |

Our Vision Our vision is of a group of interactive students, trained in technologies used for manipulation of pest genomes as well as methods needed to assess the environmental and socio-cultural appropriateness of specific products...

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Program Documents

July 5, 2016 |

IGERT Program Documents IGERT Graduate Fellow Terms and Conditions GES Statement on Productive, Inclusive, and Ethical Communication NSF Reports 2012-2013 NSF Annual Report 2013-2014 NSF Annual Report 2014-2015 NSF Annual Report 2015-2016 NSF Annual Report...

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Student Cohorts Research

May 25, 2016 |

Student Cohorts 2012 Cohort Focus Mosquitoes and Human Health 2013 Cohort Focus Invasive Rodents and Biodiversity Conservation Island Mice: Conserving Island Biodiversity 2014 Cohort Focus Agricultural Pests Insect Transgenesis Facility Coming Together: Diverse disciplines with clear...

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