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Cook, Douglas [1], Robertson, Daniel Jordan [1].

Involving other Disciplines in Plant Research: Advantages for Funding, Research Progress, and Student Training.

The Plant Science Decadal Vision urged plant scientists to broaden the scope of student training and to establish cross-disciplinary collaborations. This Discussion Session is intended to facilitate the exchange of advice, information and ideas on this topic. For this reason, both experienced and inexperienced researchers are invited to attend. The Session will be moderated by individuals that have successfully integrated plant science and engineering to obtain funding from industry, the NSF, and the USDA. The discussion session will focus on questions and topics such as: - How can cross-disciplinary collaborations be used to attract research funding? - What are effective techniques for identifying collaborators? - Which funding mechanisms encourage cross-disciplinary research proposals? - How can cross-disciplinary research accelerate research progress? - How can cross-disciplinary research topics enhance student training? - What are some of the challenges and pitfalls of cross-disciplinary research? - How can these challenges and pitfalls be mitigated or avoided? Participants will leave this Discussion Session with new ideas and practical advice for establishing and maintaining successful collaborations with experts from other disciplines such as engineering, computer science, mathematics, etc.

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1 - New York University Abu Dhabi, Division of Engineering, PO Box 903, New York, NY, 10276, USA

Interdisciplinary research
Decadal Vision

Presentation Type: Discussion Session
Session: D3, Involving other Disciplines in Plant Research: Advantages for Funding, Research Progress, and Student Training
Location: 202/Savannah International Trade and Convention Center
Date: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
Time: 1:30 PM
Number: D3001
Abstract ID:912
Candidate for Awards:None

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