Innovation is exciting—and necessary. In ACES we focus on innovation not for its own sake, but to affect the way we live and work. Using science to stretch the frontiers of knowledge, we create new technologies, develop new processes, and change paradigms across a range of disciplines—food and agricultural systems, natural resources and the environment, human activities and health, energy and biological systems, and more. Research findings often lead to applications that were never anticipated, in areas that create entirely new opportunities.
ACES scientists merge expertise from multiple specialties to master problems in novel and multifaceted ways like combining pioneering biology with engineering principles to apply nanotechnology to animal and crop production.
Imagination breeds innovation in ACES, ranging from engineering and technology to biological and environmental systems, to natural and managed processes. We are advancing society’s pathways to progress as new ideas continually come to life in ACES.
Dr. Matthew Hudson’s research centers on the use of high-performance computational techniques to pursue questions in genomic biology. His team develops and implements computational tools to analyze big datasets on genomic variants that control trait variation in plants and other organisms. Recent developments in whole genome sequencing are allowing the discovery of many traits important for crop and food production using these methods.
ACE 398 Section BP provides students with a practical environment where they are challenged to think critically as if in a real-world marketing situation. During this eight-week course, students work in teams to create a product and develop a marketing execution plan.