UC Davis Team Wins Award for Research at Biodesign & Industry Week
Congratulations to MycoTextile Futures for their 3rd place award (in the research category) in the Future is Fungi global competition hosted by a European consortium aiming to promote research and start-ups using fungi to solve major environmental challenges. The team includes UC Davis Design Lecturer Alejandra Ruiz, Design faculty Christina Cogdell, and Engineering Professor Valeria La Saponara. There were 260 ideas from 70 countries (and the UC Davis team was the only selected winner from the Americas). More about the competition https://www.futureisfungi.org/
With this award, the committee honored the cutting-edge research and innovations in the fungi field for the environmental solutions that the world needs.
The UC Davis Department of Design and UC Davis Global Affairs were among the sponsors of the Biodesign & Industry Week conference which was presented by the Schools of Design and Engineering at the Universidad del Desarrollo in Chile.