2023 Research Seminar — "Food Systems: Culture, Security, and Sustainability"
The 2023 HERE program focused on the topic Food Systems: Culture, Security & Sustainability. Houston’s diverse food scene has gained increasing national recognition, establishing the city as a culinary hotspot. However, among supply chain issues and inflation, many questions remain on how Houston will manage issues such as food scarcity and sustainable infrastructures. In small groups led by a faculty mentor, students developed a research proposal related to a contemporary topic or problem, with themes ranging from diversity and culture, sustainability, food industries, food insecurity and more.
Faculty Mentors: Christiana Chang, Marc Hanke, Kelly Hopkins, Olivia Johnson, Abdul Khan, Marsha Kowal, Marina Trninic, Lesli Vollrath