Cherie Kagan, Director of New NSF Center on Agricultural Internet of Things, Takes a ‘Scientist Selfie’

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Cherie Kagan recently recorded a “Scientist Selfie” video for the NSF. The series aims to give young people a first-hand look into different scientific careers.

Last week, the National Science Foundation announced the Penn-headquartered IoT4Ag (Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture) Center. As one of the NSF’s Engineering Research Centers, IoT4Ag researchers will not only work on interconnected technologies designed to address food, water and energy challenges, but also forge connections between experts in a variety of fields, members of the agriculture industry, and the next generation of researchers that will take up this charge.

Cherie Kagan, Stephen J. Angello Professor in Penn Engineering’s departments of Electrical and Systems Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, is the IoT4Ag Center’s director and principal investigator. She recently recorded a “Scientist Selfie” for the NSF, giving prospective STEM students a tour of her lab and some insight into how researchers like her tackle large-scale societal challenges.

Watch her video at NSF’s Facebook page.