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Seminar Series


This week Kansas State University IGERT Program started a public seminar series that is attended by I-STAR trainees and faculty. In this seminar series, students and faculty will encounter the language and methods of other disciplines, the necessary requisites for effective interdisciplinary collaboration. Topics from across the bioenergy spectrum will be explored as will methods for successful disciplinary research and interdisciplinary collaboration. A structured but informal atmosphere will encourage student-faculty exchange. The seminar will feature presentations by students, faculty, as well as eminent scientists from around the world.

The Seminar Series is a core element of the I-STAR program. It reinforces the I-STAR Case-Study course, and provides a venue for I-STAR trainees to further develop their disciplinary and interdisciplinary fluency. It provides a forum for sharing research approaches and progress among Core Research Teams, adding breadth to the trainees experiences. It provides a platform for routine sharing with the campus about advances in discovery, integration, application, and teaching from the I-STAR program.