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.”
GRS students welcome 2003 World Food Prize Laureate Catherine BertiniOctober 17
On Wednesday, October 16th, 2018, GRS students welcomed 2003 World Food Prize Laureate Catherine Bertini to campus for a lecture titled “Challenging the Status Quo”. In…
GRS students attend Unpacked: Refugee Baggage exhibit and learn from refugeesOctober 8
On October 7th, GRS students attended a private opening of the “Unpacked: Refugee Baggage” exhibit in the Christian Petersen Art Museum on campus. The exhibit tells…
GLOBE LC: Pumpkin PaintingOct 21
Your GLOBE peer mentors are planning on to host a pumpkin painting event on Sunday, October 21st from 3:00 – 4:30PM. Take a study break and…
GRS Alumnus Seminar: “Economic Evaluation of Food Production and Food Security in East Africa”Oct 25
3:40 PM - 6:00 PM
Sam Bird, GRS alumnus and former GLOBE peer mentor and Ph.D. Candidate at the University of California, Davis, will visit Iowa State University and present a…