CALS SAIGE

Welcome to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Association for Interdisciplinary and Global Engagement (CALS SAIGE).

INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR March 22

Dr. John Beghin to Present at International Seminar Series

On March 22, Dr. John Beghin will present High Cost – High Reward International Experiences.

Dr. Beghin will explain how originally unrelated experiences eventually became building blocks of a globalized career and life. He will relate how taking risk in international activities is rewarding although may be initially taxing.

Dr. Beghin, Professor and Department Head of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, is originally from Belgium and has lived and worked in Australia, Belgium, France, and Senegal.  He has has projects in Argentina, Chile, China, Ethiopia, Ghana and Turkey and has travelled extensively.  He has specialized economic analysis pertaining to agricultural and food trade and farm policy. He has received funding from the EU Commission, USDA, USAID, USGAO, FAO, and OECD, and the World Bank among others

Friday March 22, 2019
2405 Williams Hall
1:00 – 2:00 PM

The event is open to everyone interested in learning about the topic and how they too can engage in international research.
Coffee and snacks will be provided.

What We Do

CALS SAIGE aims to provide students with networking opportunities within CALS departments and local private industry, an international-experience seminar series, and opportunities for cultural exchanges between local and international students.

Who We Are

This student association is open to all graduate students within CALS who are interested in expanding their network across CALS and their international engagement. Find out more about current active members. 

Get Involved

CALS SAIGE is in the beginning stages of development, so join our next meeting, enjoy some international treats and help shape its future! 

Email cals_saige_group@ncsu.edu to be added to the mailing list!

RECENT CALS SAIGE ACTIVITY

Dr. Trino Ascencio-Ibanze Presents at the International Seminar Series

Dr. Trino Ascencio-Ibanez presented on his international experiences at the CALS SAIGE International Seminar Series on November 14th. Dr. Ascencio-Ibanaz shared his experiences on recruiting and traveling with students to conduct research in Kenya and Tanzania. He also shared many tips and lessons on how to make your international research experience a success.

The International Seminar Series is arranged by CALS SAIGE members to invite those NC State faculty and graduate students with significant international research experience to share their personal stories in the hopes of breaking barriers for those who are just starting to venture into international research.

Nagoya University: Japan

On July 3, CALS SAIGE hosted a session for graduate students to meet with a delegation from Nagoya University in Japan. During this session, the students interacted directly with faculty members and learned about the programs at Nagoya University, made connections for future research and post-doc opportunities, and shared their research interests with Nagoya University and fellow CALS graduate students.

International Seminar Kickoff

On September 5th, CALS SAIGE hosted its first International Seminar with Dr. Rick Brandenburg as the kickoff speaker. Dr. Brandenburg talked about his long history of working internationally, mainly in Africa and all the cultural intricacies he learned along the way.

Students Meet Pakistan Cochran Fellows

On November 5th, CALS SAIGE members met with the newly arrived Pakistan Cochran Fellows. The students were able to share details about their research and ask the Fellows questions about their professional experiences.

National Agricultural Student and Research Institute: Congo

On July 23rd, CALS SAIGE hosted a session with Dr. Amand K. Mbuya, Administrator of National Agricultural Study and Research Institute (INERA), who was visiting NC State University on a learning tour of American Agricultural systems in the U.S. This was a session for both Dr. Mbuya to learn about NC State's research and for the CALS grad students to learn about opportunities to work with INERA.

International Student Welcome

On September 7th, CALS SAIGE and CALS International Programs hosted a welcome party for new CALS international graduate students. There were students from all over the world in attendance including: China, Nepal, Paraguay, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Philippines, and Germany. This event was a time for current CALS graduate students to mingle with the new students and offer their support while they navigate a new degree program and new country.

Dr. Bob Patterson Presents at the International Seminar Series

On October 26th, Dr. Bob Patterson, a NC State faculty member of 50 years, presented in the CALS SAIGE International Seminar Series about his extensive international research experiences. Dr. Patterson shared interesting stories and insights from all of his travels.