Making Connections is an exciting program supported by the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and designed to facilitate community engagement between new college faculty members and external partners throughout California. Making Connections offers a series of immersive tours and experiences around the state. Three tours will be available to faculty during the 2019-20 academic year.
Each tour will offer insight into the agricultural systems and environmental landscapes found in various regions. An emphasis is placed on meeting external practitioners and constituents from around the state and learning about their experiences first hand. We encourage new faculty to use this opportunity as a way to expand and enrich their understanding of California and to meet peers from across the College.
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Join us at an upcoming Making Connections event
Connecting the dots: From people to food and back – why science and culture have to meet for success
February 19, 2020; San Francisco Bay Area
Observe. Think. Understand. Followed by design and research. This day-long trip to the San Francisco Bay Area will be facilitated by two college alumni and will be an immersion of person-centric thinking and research methodologies, with an emphasis on the science of food and behaviors yet applicable to all scientific disciplines.
We will spend the day visiting with leaders in food innovation, companies that employ UC Davis graduates. The organized presentations, side discussions, and networking opportunities will provide fodder for your own exploration, which can enhance your research needs and interest. The day will culminate in a networking dinner and debriefing on our travels back to Davis.