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'Expose Students to Cutting Edge Research at USDA/Agricultural Research Service Labs Nationwide'

Learn of the research at USDA/Agricultural Research Service (ARS) labs. There are 85 nationwide each with a different focus linked to the local farming economy. There is a large research center in Logan, UT with three research foci. You will undertake activities linked to the focus on Pollinating Insect Biology. LEARN: How to access your local lab’s resources; how your students might pursue a career with USDA/ARS; and how their scientific skills can be developed using food and soils as the main materials. Research examples taken from ARS labs nationwide.

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Dr. Craig Wilson
Email: cwilson@science.tamu.edu
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Biosketch: Dr. Wilson collaborates with Farm Bureaus of TX, AR, OK, KY & TN. He was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland Grew up in England and attended Oxford University. He met his Texan wife in Iceland and they had their three children in The Kalahari Desert in Botswana, Africa. His office is in the USDA Building in College Station, alongside which has been created a USDA People’s Garden complete with Monarch Waystation (butterfly garden), pond and ‘Texas pocket prairie’ where students are able to spend a day working on science activities. He has taught for forty-six years on three continents in situations ranging from beneath a huge thorn tree on the edge of the Kalahari Desert to experimenting with weightlessness on NASA’s KC-135. He has worked with teachers in all fifty states and has taught in 36 states, including Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. He currently is Director of the USDA Future Scientists Program.
Organization/Affiliation: USDA/ARS & Texas A&M University