2022

  • Alexa Schmitz, Ph.D., is the recipient of an inaugural ‘Rising Women Innovator Award.’ Alexa is a post-doctoral research associate in the lab of Buz Barstow, Assistant Professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and In the Barstow lab, she is working on engineering microbes to extract rare earth elements. Her work has been funded by multiple sources, including The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, The Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, the Cornell Energy Systems Institutes, and the Burroughs Welcome Fund. Video produced by Cornell alumna Shira Evergreen '02 from Uplifted Ithaca.

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Benjamin Z. Houlton, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, testified June 15 to the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on the role of climate research in supporting agricultural resiliency.

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