Submitted by Kris Boone, firstname.lastname@example.org
Drs. Dominic Petrella, Uttara Samarakoon, and Jonathon Van Gray have been selected for the second cohort of the CFAES Office for Research & Graduate Education's STARS Program (Strategic Alignment for Research Success). STARS is an initiative to identify and develop the next generation of research leaders among early and mid-career tenure track faculty within the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
The goal of the STARS Program is to propel emerging research leaders – those individuals with the interest, vision, and motivation – to take their research programs to a higher and more collaborative level.
The objectives of this six-month leadership program are to:
- Facilitate the development of skills and a record of accomplishments to be competitive for major grants.
- Develop the skills necessary to effectively build and manage large teams and projects.
- Produce actionable roadmaps to pursue major external funding.
- Network with colleagues, university leaders and public/private partners who can help advocate for and support the development of large, innovative, and impactful research programs.
Dr. Joy Rumble was selected last year as a member of the first cohort.