The Power of Scientific Meetings



The Power of Scientific Meetings

KENNESAW, Ga. (Aug 16, 2016) — Excerpt of Article: Researchers begin collaboration on research as a result of 2013 Fukushima symposium.

Besides being researchers in soil science and SSSA members, Dan Ferreira and Kosuke Noborio had nothing in common—until 4 Nov. 2013. Ferreira teaches at Kennesaw State University, in Georgia, and Noborio works on the other side of the world at Meiji University in Japan. 

But 4 November was the day of the symposium at the ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meeting titled “Battles of Soil Scientists in Fukushima, Japan,”1 with Noborio presiding and Ferreira attending. From that symposium, came an in-person meeting between the two researchers at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Long Beach, discussion about potential research collaboration, and an invitation for Ferreira to visit Japan. These results show the power of scientific meetings in spurring creativity and collaboration among scientists to the benefit of society.... 

By Susan V. Fisk

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