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Pigs, Poultry, the Planet and Data-Driven Problem-Solving: Undergraduate Summer Fellowship

Travel the world and learn about data science while getting paid this summer in a new Research and Extension Experience for Undergraduates summer fellowship program offered by the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering in conjunction with the Prestage Department of Poultry Science.

Pigs, Poultry, the Planet and Data-Driven Problem-Solving, also known as P4, is a Research and Extension Experience for Undergraduates summer fellowship program. The P4 program is designed to develop the next generation of data-savvy food animal production professionals, extension associates, and researchers. P4 fellows learn how to apply data-driven analytics and problem-solving to address issues surrounding global intensification of poultry and swine production. The program takes place at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, in partnership with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

P4 fellows will:

  • Gain skills in data science, data-driven problem solving, holistic evaluation of food animal production systems, global thinking, and technical communications
  • Work on a data-driven research project under the supervision of two faculty mentors
  • Visit poultry and swine production facilities in North Carolina to gain hands-on experience
  • Travel to China for 2 weeks (expenses paid) to participate in knowledge and cultural exchange with scholars at China Agricultural University and Zhejiang University, and learn about international food animal production systems
  • Network with industry professionals in the food animal production and data analytics industries
  • Attend a national conference
  • Receive a stipend, on-campus housing, and meal allowance

Learn more about the P4 mentors, specific projects in the program and more.