Innovation Fair

The Innovation Fair is a marketplace of ideas where leading College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty and their collaborators from across NC State’s diverse disciplines and colleges will showcase ongoing and emerging scientific research.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the research programs of the first, second and third place winners of the competition. More than a poster session, the Innovation Fair invites participants to develop eye-catching, interactive exhibits designed to show the potential impact of their work and to draw the attention of prospective collaborators. Judges will review the exhibits for quality of presentation, creativity and innovation. 

Register for the 2016 Innovation Fair here: 


Soil Management Impacts Microbial Activity Levels - The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (1st Place)

UNC - Chapel Hill, Shank Lab (2nd Place)

The Structural Biochemistry Resource (SBR): Powerful Tools for Microbiome Characterization - Kevin Blackburn (3rd Place)

New Ecologically Inspired Caviar - Ben Reading (Honorable Mention)





Stewards of the Future fundraising operates under the auspices of and is co-hosted by the NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. Federal Tax ID #56-6049304. Proceeds will be used to support the conference and future initiatives of NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.