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UDM College of Engineering & Science Hosts Student Research Symposium

University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering & Science will host an Undergraduate and Graduate Research Symposium on  Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 from 10 a.m – 12:45 p.m. in the Engineering Building High Bay. This event will showcase student research in the College and should raise stronger awareness of the engineering and science fields to Detroit area high school students. Following the research showcase, there will be a talk by Dr. Rick Foster, professor of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Endowed Chair in Food, Society and Sustainability from Michigan State University in the Chemistry Building, Room #114. Foster will speak on “Vision the Future: Metro Food, Water and Energy Systems and the Greening of Detroit.” He is also the director of FoodPlus-Detroit, an MSU food initiative working in the Detroit area.

Student Research Symposium Website

Foster joined MSU in January 2010 after 15 years as vice president for Programs at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. His interests lie in helping to bring integrative sustainability solutions to long-term problems impacting the social, economic and environmental systems affecting Michigan communities. His main focus is on the contribution that collaborative models around food, water and alternative energy systems have on future development scenarios for the future of Michigan and the nation.

He serves on several national boards and councils, including that of the World Agricultural Forum, the National Food Security Advisory Council, the Global Food Protection Institute Board and Executive Committee, Forgotten Harvest (Detroit), President’s Advisory Council (EARTH University, Costa Rica) and the International Food Protection Training Institute in Battle Creek, Michigan.

First Annual UDM Engineering & Science Student Research Symposium

This lecture is free and open to the public.  For more information contact:

Release date: October 28, 2013

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