Catawba College and the NC Research Campus have a partnership that is different from any on the campus. Through Catawba’s Ketner School of Business, students are leading projects designed to build the marketing and business development capacity of Castle and Cooke North Carolina, the developer and provider of collaborative leadership and mission support to the campus.
The first project is the development of a searchable database to help target business development efforts to companies in need of nutrition research. Additional projects will include the creation of collateral materials that will be used to market the science, equipment and expertise available at NC Research Campus.
Catawba Students also participate in the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP), a program for graduate and undergraduate students where they receive scientific training on the genetic mapping of foods crops such as blueberries, strawberries, broccoli and sweet potato to determine how and what beneficial compounds the plants produce.
Catawba College is a private, coeducational, residential, four-year institution located in Salisbury, NC. The College serves 1,306 students from 35 U.S. states and 21 foreign countries with career preparation grounded in the liberal arts tradition in 70 academic fields of study including strong science and pre-professional programs.