Steve Ricke involved in new $1M NSF-funded, WiSys-led partnership to support sustainable ag in Wisconsin

A Wisconsin partnership led by WiSys, a supporting foundation of the University of Wisconsin System that sparks research, innovation and entrepreneurship across the state, has been awarded $999,911 from the U.S. National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Regional Innovation Engines (“NSF Engines”) program.

The NSF Engines Development Award, “NSF Engines Development Award: Advancing Sustainable Agriculture in Wisconsin,” will support a partnership of 30 organizations — including all 13 UW campuses — from across the state as they lay the groundwork to develop an ambitious, effective and credible ‘regional innovation engine’ that harnesses the region’s talent and intellectual capital to make Wisconsin a global leader in sustainable agriculture. 

The UW–Madison faculty serving as investigators in the project include:

  • Brad Bolling, Department of Food Science
  • Claudio Gratton, Department of Entomology
  • Randy Jackson, Department of Agronomy
  • Steve Ricke, Department of Animal & Dairy Sciences
  • Karu Sankaralingam, Department of Computer Science

For more information, read the full WiSys news release about the award.