Written by Carly Donsbach
College Station, Texas- Six teams from across Texas A&M University competed in The Grand Innovation Challenge Feb. 2 at the AgriLife Center for the chance to win a paid trip to Rio de Janeiro.
The Grand Innovation Challenge is a team event where graduate and undergraduate students devise solutions to one of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ five Grand Challenges. The challenges are protecting our environment, enriching our youth, improving our health, growing our economy and feeding our world.
The teams were made up of students from disciplines across the university including the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Engineering, the College of Science and Mays Business School.
The solutions included vertical farming techniques, adding insects for chicken feed, low cost solar dehydrators and apps for agriculture projects.
After a lengthy deliberation between the judges, the winning team included Zahra Mohammed, Hala Nawaiseh, Tessa Ries and Hallie Supak. They will be headed to the Thought For Food Global Summit this summer.
The summit will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where students from around the world will hear from well-known speakers and compete for a chance to win $10,000.