Biofuels and biobased products can substantially improve environmental quality, rural economies, and national security. Realizing this opportunity will require the efforts of scientists and engineers who have an appreciation for the complexity and degree of interrelation of sustainable production of fuels from biomass. Kansas State University is well positioned in this regard for preparing students to become research and educational leaders who can meet the evolving needs of the bio-based energy industry through a deep appreciation of the interrelated impact of economic, technological, agricultural, and societal issues. This IGERT program represents an integrated interdisciplinary graduate program for achieving transformative advances in the development of next-generation biorefineries.
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New IGERT Students:
Tiffany Carter from the K-State agronomy department will join the NSF IGERT program starting in the spring 2015 term.
The Center for Sustainable Energy added six new National Science Foundation IGERT students in the fall 2014 semester: Jared Carson, chemical engineering; Iryna McDonald, agronomy; Krishna Pokharel, agricultural economics; Patrick Rissler, sociology; Kaelin Saul and Sarocha Pradyawong, biological and agricultural engineering.
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