What is Global Resource Systems?
Global Resource Systems studies the way the world uses its limited resources to create sustainable systems. And for our undergrads, the most valuable education takes place outside of the classroom. By integrating social, agricultural and natural sciences, GRS majors learn how to efficiently use the world’s resources on an international level. International internships directly expose students to their area of expertise to understand how fields interact on a global scale. With GRS you can take courses that change the course of world issues.
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Senior Vice President, Cargill Todd Hall
“At Cargill, we are extremely excited about Iowa State’s GRS program. The quality of students the major attracts, the global experiences the students get and the leadership opportunities afforded them has prepared them to make a huge difference for employers and in the world. The opportunity for Cargill to become a founding partner, helping Iowa State establish this World Class program, is a great fit with our noble purpose to be The Global Leader in Nourishing People.”
Executive Director at Self-Help International Nora Tobin
“Solving the world’s greatest challenges is going to require a new generation of problem solvers who have both the passion to take action, and the technical skills and cultural competence to address those challenges in a sustainable manner. At Self-Help International, we recruit from the GRS program at Iowa State because it prepares students with both the hard and soft skills necessary to contribute meaningfully in the international development sector.”
Michaela Hoffelmeyer selected for Global Food Security SymposiumJanuary 31
Global Resource Systems student, Michaela Hoffelmeyer, was selected to join the 2017 Next Generation Delegation at the Global Food Security Symposium held March 29-30th. Michaela is…
Catherine Krezowski Named Outstanding COE Senior, Student MarshalDecember 16
Catherine Krezowski, graduating senior in Global Resource Systems and Civil Engineering, will serve as the College of Engineering’s Student Marshal for the December 2016 Iowa State Graduation…
Seeds of a Sustainable Future – Colin KhouryFeb 27
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Great Hall, Memorial Union
Colin Khoury studies diversity in the crops people grow and eat worldwide, and the implications of change in this diversity on human health and environmental sustainability….
Second Half semester courses beginMar 6 – May 5