European Union 2007 Global Academy

Developing Bioenergy Curriculum

The 2007 Global Academy visited The Netherlands, Belgium, and France to learn from their advanced bioenergy priorities with the goal of furthering ACES bioenergy curriculums.

The group of 2007 Global Academy fellows

Dr. Martin Bohn, Crop Sciences
Dr. George Czapar, University of Illinois Extension
Dr. Bryan Endres, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
Dr. John Killefer, Animal Sciences
Dr. Neil Knobloch, Human and Community Development
Dr. Graciela Padua, Food Science and Human Nutrition
Dr. Vijay Singh, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

“The ACES Global Academy was a unique experience that helped me develop international partnerships and created new opportunities for my research, teaching, and extension programs.  After becoming familiar with resources and funding opportunities, I secured international grants from the USDA, the Worldwide University Network, and I was part of a larger European Union Center of Excellence grant and have developed programs with Zhejiang University in China and the University of Leeds. As a result of this international experience, I received a Fulbright Specialist award to work with the University of Buenos Aires – Faculty of Agriculture.” Dr. George Czapar, Extension