Albany State University will continue the Natural Sciences Seminar Series at noon Tuesday, Sept. 21, with a presentation by Roderick Gilbert entitled “From the Field to the Fork.”
Gilbert is the project manager with the Georgia Agriculture Innovation Center (AgIC) on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus in Tifton, Ga. In 2004 the Center was one of six designated by Gov. Sonny Perdue to promote entrepreneurship and technology. The Center is a channel for more research development by creating new agriculture-related jobs, increasing investments, promoting long-term economic development and marketing Georgia as a technological destination.
Originally from Albany, Gilbert graduated from Westover High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Albany State University in political science. He also received his master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in community and economic development from Albany State University.
After graduate school, Gilbert worked for the City of Americus as the assistant community development director. He was also the economic developer for the Southwest Georgia Regional Development Center. Gilbert was previously the economic development director for the City of College Park, Ga. He has served on the 2004 Celebrating Rural Georgia Steering Committee, the Albany/Southwest Georgia Red Carpet Tour Steering Committee, and is a member of the Georgia Economic Developers Association, where he served on the Rural Development Committee as chair and vice chair.
All seminars in the series, sponsored by the ASU Department of Natural Sciences, will be held in room 143 of the ACAD building. All seminars are free and open to the public. Upcoming seminars include:
- On Sept. 28, Dr. Brandon Hunter, Stephanie Perry and Linda Hunter with the Medical College of Georgia will present “How to Become a More Competitive Applicant for the Health Care Profession.”
- On Oct. 5, Dr. Arun Saha of Albany State will present “Effect of Particle Shape and Size on Artificial Material Properties.”