Science and Outreach: A bridge to the urban-rural divide

Feb. 8, 2017
Photo caption: Matthew Bright (hand raised) is a coach for Ohio State's soil judging team.

In a new article published in the newsletter of the Crops, Soils and Agronomy societies, SENR graduate student Matthew Bright reflects on making the world a better place with science. In the article, Use Your Science to Make America a Better Place, Bright draws on his experience and observations to identify several ways he views scientists can overcome some of the challenges faced by growing disparity in economic opportunity across the urban-rural divide. The article concludes with a call to recognize the “extraordinary potential” those working in the fields of soil and crop sciences have to make the country a better place.   

Matthew Bright is a PhD candidate with Professor Richard Dick in the School of Environment and Natural Resources and is a member in the Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, and Crop Science Society of America.