The flagship component of the FFAR Fellowship is the annual Residential Session. These sessions focus on non-technical training in soft skills and people skills, with some of this training occurring in industry partner facilities alongside private sector research scientists.
Each week is designed to build on the prior sessions and to advance student non-technical skills and knowledge. Session 1: Self Discovery, is held at North Carolina State University (NCSU) for each incoming cohort. The photo gallery below is from the August 2018 and 2019 sessions held for the 2018-2022 and 2019-2023 cohorts. The third cohort will be in session at NCSU August 2-7, 2020.
The host university for Session 2: System Components is Purdue University.
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture in Washington, D.C., will host Session 3: Big Picture.