Monday, October 17, 2011

Renowned World Biologist Dr. Roger Beachy Addressed Students at MICDS

Dr. Roger N. Beachy, founder of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in Creve Coeur and the first director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) came to MICDS last week on a distinctive mission.
Students sat with rapt attention and absorbed every word delivered by Dr. Beachy on the topic of “feeding, fueling and clothing the world in the face of growing population and climate change” In the last minute of a 45 minute presentation, Dr. Beachy pulled that coveted card from the bottom of the deck. He wanted to sell young, bright, eager-minded students on personally making a difference in agricultural and scientific research. He was looking for the brightest and the best to join in this adventurous journey to help feed the citizens of the world.
“We have few scientists and innovators to sustain this challenge,” he said. “There is a role for almost everyone in this room to join the innovative cause to study and do research in the world of bio-science.” Click to read a great article By James Baer