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 alum honored with awardNovember 18
Phaedra Lipsey, Spring 2019 graduate of Global Resource Systems, received the Presidential Endowed Scholarship at Southern College of Optometry. The award recognizes a student with a…
GRS hosts 2001 WFP LaureateOctober 16
On Tuesday, October 15th, Global Resource Systems welcomed 2001 World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Per Pinstrup-Andersen to speak with GRS students and to give a lecture…
Lecture: Agricultural Phosphorus and Food-Energy-Water SecurityDec 10
4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
Room 2050, Agronomy Hall
Dr. Andrew Sharpley is an international authority on assessing, managing, and remediating the impacts of agricultural management on soil and water resources. His research investigates the…