Events Spring 2024

Mark your calendar for the annual NRT Symposium on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 from 3:00-5:00pm in the Civil, Environmental, & Geo-Engineering building, room 210. Hear students present brief talks about their research and experience in the Circularity NRT Program. Faculty, students, Fall 2024 NRT students, internship supervisors, and community partners are encouraged to attend as this is a chance to provide invaluable, structured feedback to students. Open to the public. A reception with light snacks and beverages will follow from 5:00-6:00pm.

Friday, February 2, 10:10-11:00am in CEGE Room 210: A panel of local professionals will speak to graduate students and faculty about how their work strives for a more circular economy. Click here to view the recording.

Panelists Bios

In September 2023, the cohort and Artist in Residence toured the Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA) to learn about land use, diverse knowledge systems, barriers to sustainable farming, Hmong agricultural and refugee history, and innovative research and technology possibilities. Students’ exposure to the farmers and to HAFA’s operations impacted their thoughts on policy structures, land ownership, crop insurance, business models, and how Hmong traditional farming methods and new technologies might merge in a culturally-appropriate and sustainable way.

HAFA group photo
Group photograph of NRT students and the Artist in Residence after touring the Hmong American Farmers Association's farms.