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DuPont Plant Sciences Symposia Series



The next generation of scientists will play a pivotal role in overcoming agricultural challenges. Through the Plant Sciences Symposia Series, Corteva Agriscience works directly with the best and brightest students at universities around the world to facilitate a science-based forum to stimulate discussions about the future of agriculture; arming future plant scientists with key organizational and management skills and exposing students to a diversity of career opportunities in agriculture.

The Plant Sciences Symposia Series:

  • Is a global network of student-organized and driven scientific symposia, hosted by leading academic and research institutions
  • Provides opportunities for the next generation of scientists to plan, host and attend events—tailored to their areas of interest—which include experts from the public and private sectors
  • Includes up to a full day of presentations by leading agricultural researchers, student presentations, workshops, poster sessions, roundtable discussions and networking opportunities
  • Are typically free, accessible to the general public and often offered via webinar
  • Are primarily funded by Corteva; however, student organizers are encouraged to solicit additional sponsorships from their departments, universities and other organizations

How does it work?

  • Graduate students direct the content and organize the symposia on a fixed budget, with support from university faculty and departments.
  • Students are free to choose symposia topics and speakers of interest to them, and past symposia have touched on a broad spectrum of the agricultural and plant sciences, from plant breeding and crop improvement to high-throughput phenotyping, plant pathology, genomics and genome editing, and global food security.
  • Corteva Agriscience provides the primary funding for the event; student organizers are free to solicit additional sponsorships.

Series’ impact

How to get involved

Contact Jason Rauscher, Academic Relations Manager for more information or to explore opportunities at your university.



























2020 Plant Sciences Symposia
To view the schedule of events, including registration (in-person and webinar), click on the links below:

Topics in the Symposia Series have evolved to include a large range of scientific areas that contribute to the Plant Sciences.