**Meeting will be at a new location, see below for address.
AAUW’s Raleigh-Wake Branch
is proud to present as speaker at our
January 16th Meeting
Dr. Catherine Doyle is a plant biologist at North Carolina State University. She will speak on international agriculture related to women’s rights, food security, and entrepreneurship, and on women in the restaurant business.
After graduation from Davidson College, Catherine worked at NCSU as a research technician. From her research, she was awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to pursue a PhD. By better understanding of how plant diseases evolves, disease management strategies can be developed that are sustainable, and help farmers, women, and local governments to overcome agriculture challenges.
Catherine believes that it is essential to explain her research and increase public awareness of food security and the impact of local farming on economies and poverty. She has worked with African scientists, engaged and educated farmers and co-taught a workshop in Tanzania.
A grand challenge of the 21st century is to increase crop yield to meet food production demands of the growing world population. Catherine’s goal as a scientist is to develop a research program to improve food security in and outside the US., and advocate for food security.
Tuesday, January 16th, join members of the branch:
5:15 pm Hospitality
5:30 – 7pm Program & business session
Please contact Terry Wall, Membership VP