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Game‐Changing Research Incentive Program for Plant Sciences Initiative (GRIP4PSI) Kickoff Event

As part of Research Week at NC State, the Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) invited the NC State community to join in on the celebration of the teams awarded under the Game‐Changing Research Incentive Program for the Plant Sciences Initiative (GRIP4PSI).

Celebration Details

The kickoff celebration was held virtually on Oct. 28, 2020.

NC State leadership opened and closed the meeting with reflections on the potential impact of the GRIP4PSI projects. Additionally, each team leader discussed the grand challenge their team seeks to address as well as innovations that will be implemented to address the challenges over the next three years.

The full celebration video can be viewed in its entirety, or you can use the embedded links to navigate to individual presentations of interest.

Team Presentation 1: FUN-CROPS

Foliar Fungal Endophytes for Enhanced Crop Sustainability and Resilience

Christine Hawkes, Lead PI

Team Presentation 2: Improving Crop Productivity and Value

Heterogeneous Data Integration, Analytics, and Decision Support Platforms

Cranos Williams, Lead PI

Team Presentation 3: Harnessing (bio-) Electrochemical Technologies

Sustainable Sources for On-Demand Precision Agriculture

Katharina Stapelmann, Lead PI

Team Presentation 4: Plant-Aid

A Data-Driven and Sensor-Integrated Platform for Monitoring Emerging Plant Diseases

Jean Ristaino, Lead PI

Team Science Presentation

Joann Keyton

As part of the celebration, Keyton spoke about the “science of team science.”

Closing Message

Richard Linton, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, delivered closing remarks. View his message.