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MSU’s Academy for Global Engagement

MSU’s Academy for Global Engagement

Fellows of MSU‘s Academy for Global Engagement joined with officers of the Global Knowledge Initiative (GKI) in “Pitchcraft 101,” a workshop on March 26 to help them develop and refine a vision for international impact. Sara Farley, CEO of GKI, said “you are the problem solvers. That’s why we’re here today.” The academy is developing a cohort of MSU faculty to participate in global activities and view their scholarship through a global lens.

 

'' Roozbeh Dargazany, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, listens intently as Sara Farley of GKI explains Pitchcraft 101. She said it is one piece of a broader year of customized experiences that will teach the fellows from the Academy for Global Engagement how to connect with international funding sources for their research projects.
'' Tim Whitehead, assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science, sketched out ideas during the Pitchcraft 101 workshop on how to convey research projects more clearer to international funding sources.
'' Sara Farley, CEO of Global Knowledge Initiative of Washington, D.C., speaks with Robert Montgomery, an assistant professor of natural resources, and Sara Roccabianca, assistant professor of mechanical engineering. Farley described the day’s workshop as “speed dating for socio economic development of international research.” 
'' Andrew Gerard, a program officer at GKI, answers questions from Tim Whitehead and Roozbeh Dargazany on how to make “your science more compelling so policy makers will listen.” The specialized course is part of MSU‘s Academy for Global Engagement. 
'' Nelson Sepulveda, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, worked on a vision statement for his international research project by breaking it down as if it was ingredients in a solution set
'' Mary Anne Walker, director of global engineering in the College of Engineering, hosted Pitchcraft 101.
'' Sara Farley, CEO of GKI, supports a vast international network that uses research to spur economic development worldwide. GKI’s approach includes human-centered design, collaborative networks, and international development. Read more on GKI at globalknowledgeinitiative.org