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Integrated Plant Systems - Undergraduate Research Experience

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Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

This multidisciplinary research program will provide students with technical skills and interdisciplinary competencies and will equip them for work on bio-based solutions to food, energy and environmental challenges.

Through mentored research, training, and program activities under the guidance of researchers in academia and industry, students will gain research skills and interact with scientists from diverse fields including plant breeding and genetics, crop production, ecology, plant-based biofuels, and supply chain development. Students will develop competence in interdisciplinary communication and problem-solving.

Research experiences are available at multiple locations including University of Minnesota, Illinois State University, Western Illinois University, Ohio State University and with private sector partners in the region. Students who are interested in finding solutions to complex, interdisciplinary challenges related to sustainable land use are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Participating Institution(s):
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University of Minnesota (Lead)
Illinois State University
Western Illinois University

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Crop & Soil Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Genetics & Genomics
Plant Sciences

Agricultural Ecology
Bioenergy Crops
Environmental Biology
Environmental Change
Plant Biology
Plant Genetics
Plant Physiology

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This program is funded by:
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)

Page last updated 6/3/2022
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