AgDiscovery 2020: Investing in the Future of American Agriculture

Grade Level(s): Currently in 9th, 10th, or 11th Grade

Date(s): June 15 – June 26, 2020

Location: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Cost: Free except for transportation to NC State's Campus

Description:

Learn about careers in plant science, including entomology (the study of insects), plant pathology (the study of plant diseases), botany (the study of plants), agronomy (the science of soil management and production of field crops), and animal science. Students will live on campus in dorms and learn field and laboratory research techniques from university professors and practicing entomologists, botanists, plant pathologists, and veterinarians who work for the U.S. Government. Students who have completed a freshman science course will benefit most from the program’s activities. The Science House at North Carolina State University (NCSU) facilitates this program.

AgDiscovery: Investing in the Future of American Agriculture (Brochure)

With more than 31,000 students and nearly 8,000 faculty and staff, NCSU is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research and is globally recognized for its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics leadership. As one of the leading land-grant institutions in the Nation, NCSU is committed to playing an active and vital role in improving the quality of life for the citizens of North Carolina, the Nation, and the world. Consistently ranked among the Nation’s top 50 public universities and ranked by The Princeton Review and Money Magazine as a best value for students, NCSU is a place where students can fit in—and dig in. NCSU students start work on their major as freshmen, whether it’s conducting research alongside faculty or starting a challenging co-op or internship.

Contact(s): Sharon Scott, sascott7@ncsu.edu, 919-515-9402

Application Deadline: Online: March 15, 2020 (by midnight, Eastern Standard Time) Mailed: postmarked by March 15, 2020