With the world’s population growing by another 2 billion people by 2050, mankind must find ways to feed, clothe and fuel the increased population. Learn how NC State University, through interdisciplinary plant research, has accepted the challenge and aims to lead the science efforts. The NC Plant Sciences Initiative will be anchored by a new building currently under construction on the Centennial Campus that will open in late 2021.
About Our Speaker
Stephen Briggs is the Launch Director for Plant Sciences Initiative in the College of Ag and Life Sciences at NC State University. Briggs has worked his whole career in the agricultural area with a BS degree from Michigan Tech University and an MS Degree in Entomology from Virginia Tech University. He joined NC State University in August 2017 as the inaugural director for the NC Plant Sciences Initiative and leads the efforts of interdisciplinary science collaborations among faculty and private industry scientists.