CALS Global holds 2019 Go Global Symposium

Alfonso Del Rio of the Department of Horticulture, right, talks with poster presenter Christopher Wirz, at the 2019 Go Global Symposium. Photo: Michael P. King

Nearly 100 faculty, staff and students attended this year’s 2019 Go Global Symposium. The objective of the symposium was to bring together researchers from across campus who are advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Thirty-three researchers presented posters in the symposium.

Three $500 travel awards to support international work were awarded to Christopher Wirz in Life Sciences Communication for his poster, Development of a Forecast-Based Flood and Health Risk Management System to Support Advanced Disaster Preparedness in Peru; Dorothy Lsoto in Biological Systems Engineering for her poster, Improving outcomes from Anaerobic Digestion Systems in East Africa; and Zuzana Burivalova from Nelson Institute and Forest and Wildlife Ecology for her poster, What Works in Tropical Forest Conservation and What Does Not? An Interactive Evidence Base.

Poster titles and authors are listed by SDG on the CALS Global website. See photos from the event in this flickr album.