Kansas State University Seeking Graduate School Applicants

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Categories: Graduate

Date: 1/9/2019

Purpose: Rural communities in the United States and across the world are faced with the challenge of producing food for over 9 billion people by 2050. The K-State NRT program is working to solve the grand challenges of creating sustainable food, energy, and water systems and cultivating resilient rural communities. The program aims to prepare students to become science-based leaders and advocates for rural communities by combining engineering, economics, and sociological knowledge to meet the needs of farmers, industry, and society. Audience: Students looking to complete a Master’s or Ph.D. at Kansas State University (Fall 2019 cohort) in the following subject areas: Agricultural economics, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Sociology. Program details: Students will receive a $34,000 stipend and full tuition (18 credits) and become part of an interdisciplinary research team where they can make a real difference in local communities. NRT training through this program will create culturally competent, interdisciplinary problem-solvers through immersive experiences with producers and industry in Southwest Kansas, policymakers in the state capital, and interdisciplinary coursework that integrates theory, practice, and international discussions. In addition, outreach to agricultural high school teachers will develop trainee leadership skills and trainee success will be supported by team-based faculty and peer mentoring. Application: More details can be found at the following website: http://nrt.research.ksu.edu/. Questions can be directed to derbym@ksu.edu. Interested students will need to apply to the Kansas State graduate school by January 8, 2019 (indicate NRT interest in your personal statement).

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