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AI2EAR Professional Development Cohort

The mission of AI2EAR is to enable long-term global food security and safety by accelerating collaboration between all the necessary disciplinary thought leaders and provide a framework for the sharing of critical resources and information needed to drive innovation.

The International Collaboration to Accelerate Integration of Engineering, Plant Sciences, & Agricultural Research using Artificial Intelligence, AI2EAR, is excited to announce a professional development training available to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars this Fall 2024

Professional Development Cohort Agenda*:

August 6th, 8:45 am to 4:00 pm

  • Workshop on Networking

  • Emotional intelligence - A free assessment test is going to be sent to the cohort before the meeting

  • Science Communication 101: Crafting your message, knowing and framing for your audience, avoiding jargon and other essential skills

  • How (and why) to use storytelling approaches to engage your audience

August 7th, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

  • Giving better presentations, and the power of visuals


August 13th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • DiSC (interpersonal communication; working styles and fit).

  • Teamwork workshop

August 14th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Plant Sciences Initiative and AI and Ag-facilities tour

  • Short talks - Present your research findings using the tools that you have learned

* Please be aware that dates and times might be subject to change. You will be notified in advance if any modifications occur.



Graduate students or post-docs should be associated with one of the AI2EAR network members and be willing to do the following:

  • Attend the in-person sessions (see agenda for dates of gatherings)

  • Complete the assessments before the meetings.

  • Provide feedback about the Professional Development Cohort.


Application Due Date - July 21st

Selection Decision - July 26th

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