The second round of awards from the Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research recognized and catalyzed research teams who will strengthen data driven science on campus. One of the four winning research teams is being led by GDCB Professor Carolyn Lawrence-Dill. Other team members include Asheesh Singh, assistant professor of agronomy; and Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, associate professor of mechanical engineering. Their research proposal entitled, “Data Driven Discoveries for Agricultural Innovation” was awarded $750,000 in research support over three years. The research team of 19 faculty members from across campus will work to make significant strides in the collection, management, interpretation and use of data related to agriculture. The project’s vision “is to set the stage for ISU to become the recognized international research source of expertise in data driven agriculture,” the researchers wrote in a project summary.