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Fighting World Hunger: Robotics Aid in the Study of Corn and Drought Tolerance

Advancements made possible by National Science Foundation funding and MU interdisciplinary teams

March 28, 2017

Developing drought tolerant corn that makes efficient use of available water will be vital to sustain the estimated 9 billion global population by 2050. In March 2014, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the University of Missouri a $20 million grant as part of a multi-institutional consortium to study how corn maintains root growth during drought conditions. Using funding from the NSF, Mizzou engineers on a multidisciplinary team have developed a robotic system that is changing the way scientists study crops and plant composition.  Full Story
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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Professors to be Honored with Kemper Fellowships

$50,000 to be awarded to elite MU teachers

March 22, 2017

WHAT:¬†Five William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence, which include $10,000 cash awards, are being awarded to outstanding teachers at the University of Missouri the week of March 20. Interim Chancellor Hank Foley and Commerce Bank Chairman and CEO Teresa Maledy will surprise the teachers during classes throughout the week. WHO:¬†Four outstanding MU faculty members. […]  Full Story

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